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The Triumph of Conservatism

  Classic liberalism is a formulation of ideas about human freedom, markets, and representative democracy. But in modern day America it has largely become a conservative cover for a corrupt status quo represented by neoliberal economic and neoconservative foreign policies. … Continue reading

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Après moi, le déluge

  Last week, I neglected to mention one of the key drivers of American nihilism–elite impunity. As David Sirota recounts in a new article, since Enron, America has become an elite accountability free-zone. “Our society has been fundamentally altered by … Continue reading

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Ten Years After

  Ten years ago the US stock market tanked, and for the next several weeks financial markets were a cluster-fuck of panic and chaos. Americans were frightened of what was happening in the economy. The real estate market had collapsed. Venerable Wall … Continue reading

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Double-Truth

  I know it’s hard to turn away from the ongoing dumpster fire that is the Trump administration but it’s imperative to understand how we got here. Can you say neoliberalism? The neoliberals first gathered at Mont Pelerin, circa 1947, in … Continue reading

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Mittens ‘R’ Us

  I wrote a letter to the editor of the local newspaper expressing my surprise that they haven’t connected the bankruptcy of Toys ‘R’ Us with Mitt Romney, the man who’s poised to become our next senator. Mittens, as I like to … Continue reading

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Is that all there is?

  Gazing around our world it’s clear that neoliberalism has narrowed the possibilities. Is that all there is? Massive student debts, opioid addiction, homelessness and suicides. An economy based largely on scams and fraud, that leaves the vast majority of … Continue reading

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A state turns its lonely eyes to Mittens

  Mittens wants to be our Senator. Not only that but he’s convinced that we share his enthusiasm. We don’t. However, Mittens does offer a useful representation of our feral elite. Romney is the sort of centrist politician that stands for … Continue reading

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