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Manufacturing Dissent

  The US has an oligarchic system of government in the wake of the Citizens/United Supreme Court ruling that legalized political bribery. It turns out that all that stuff we learned in school about representative democracy was a pleasant fairy tale for children. The … Continue reading

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A Madness to the Method

  A wise man said that the purpose of a nation is to build unity and deconstruct division. That doesn’t describe our country, does it? No, we’ve become a nation of the haves and have nots, riven by false partisan … Continue reading

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No mercy in this land

  There is no mercy in this land. We have one political party that makes no bones about its support for plutocratic rule and another that pretends to support democracy while surreptitiously aiding the wealthy and powerful at every opportunity. … Continue reading

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Junk Economics

  Over the weekend, the US Senate passed the most drastic rewrite of America’s tax system since the Reagan administration, which is expected to mostly benefit the wealthiest Americans. This new tax cut legislation should provide further proof that the United … Continue reading

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A Flaw in the Model

  The election of Donald Trump was due, in no small part, to the abject corruption of our elite. In my last post, I examined An Economic Theory of the Criminal Law, where 7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner states that the poor require … Continue reading

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We Live in a Political World

  Why hasn’t a left-wing populist party arisen in the US in the wake of the Wall Street crash and bail-out by the government? Why have labor unions, environmentalists, racial and ethnic minorities not created an alternative to the fully … Continue reading

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The Other Ratchet

  I’ve written before about how our political process is like a ratchet, where the Republicans apply rightward force, while the Democrats allow this rightward movement but whenever there’s a lull, they lock into place and prevent any movement back … Continue reading

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