Tag Archives: Wall Street

That’s just the way it is

  Divide and rule is as old as the hills. That’s just the way it is. In the wake of Trump’s surprising win over Hillary Clinton, Democrats have seized upon several explanations for the poor showing of their establishment candidate. … Continue reading

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Deep State–Über Alles

  In light of the non-stop yammering about Russian meddling in our precious democracy, it’s time to revisit the concept of an American deep state. Liberal commentators have heaped derision on the term–deep state, depicting it as Trump supporters protecting … Continue reading

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Won’t end well

  Lately, I’ve detected a certain sense of malaise among my fellow citizens. In my opinion, it’s long been apparent that this won’t end well. Take the stock market, the indicator that our elite reliably depict as proof of the … Continue reading

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Race and Class

  How, in a nation based on slavery and genocide, did a black man like Obama get elected president? That’s the question I’m left with after reading Ta-Nehisi-Coates masterful essay on race entitled–The First White President. Coates central assertion is … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Countries

  “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” When Charles Dickens wrote the opening lines of A Tale of Two Cities it was in reference to London and Paris during the French Revolution, but his epochal depiction … Continue reading

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Evil Is Easy (Part 2)

  Wall Street, the too-big-to-fail-banks, and the financial industry control our lives for the worse. How did this come to pass? From the New Deal up until the 80’s finance was heavily regulated, staid, boring even. Finance was also a … Continue reading

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The submerged state

  If the Democrats ever want to win another election they need to abandon neoliberalism. Post-Watergate Democrats turned their backs on the central tenet of the New Deal–that government should help Americans. In the process, they quit representing unions and … Continue reading

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