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This is What an Oligarchy Looks Like

The word oligarchy is getting lots of coverage these days as more and more of us are realizing how close we are  to becoming a nation of many ruled by a few, unelected, elitist individuals. A recent Al Jazeera article … Continue reading

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Finally, the US Might be Getting it Right

I wrote last week that our nation really needed to step up to the plate with regards to prosecuting those responsible for the Great Recession.  People willingly broke laws to engage in speculative behavior that sent our economy into a … Continue reading

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Would That We Could, Like Iceland

There’ll be a movie coming out in December entitled “The Big Short”based upon a book by the same name which was written by Michael Lewis of “Moneyball” and “The Blind Side” fame.   The book is  a tedious timeline of … Continue reading

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On Meanings and Matters of Democracy

I don’t think we fully realize it, but the meaning of the democracy is really a two-fer.    The first and most ubiquitous meaning is identified with citizen participation in policy making and leader choosing through the process of voting, lending their … Continue reading

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Hero of the Week – Representative Thomas Massie

An underlying dynamic to the Financialization Revolution is our government’s outright refusal to do its job (Greta Krippner touches on this in her book “Capitalizing on Crisis” when she discusses the origins of the Revolution).   The following story is about … Continue reading

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Book Review – ‘The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism’

Klein, Naomi.  “The Shock Doctrine:  The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.”  Picador, NY, 2007. If ever I could force, bribe, blackmail, sweet talk, cajole, or otherwise entice you to read a book that describes our modern economic age, this would be … Continue reading

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