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Financialization Complete

It is with all confidence that I can say the recent election results have indisputably ushered us into a full-blown Financialization Era.   We can no longer claim to be a democracy, we are now an oligarchy. While I can … Continue reading

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U.S. Oligarchy Level: Expert

A big part of the process of financialization is the influence of elite/corporate interests in politics and policy setting.  A recent article published by a website The Nation exemplifies this principle: our Federal Reserve system is quietly being saturated with Goldman Sachs … Continue reading

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Two Votes for Democracy! America, You’re Doing it Right….

This week, two big, huge, major, incredibly far-reaching Supreme Court decisions provide perfect examples of the discussion I began the other day with regards to the dual meaning of Democracy: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Gay Marriage Nationwide US … 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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The Perfect Marriage of Democracy and Socialism

Really, the two go together like a horse and carriage. While the primary meaning of democracy is hinged to a ‘one person one vote’ theme, the secondary meaning is more broad and focused on the commonwealth, that is equal rights, … Continue reading

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Trans Pacific Partnership and The Financialization Revolution

It’s a bit of nepotism, but I am linking an article written by my brother in law because of its excellent summary of the Trans Pacific Partnership. TPP Trade Pact Fails On So Many Levels gives a brief examination of the … Continue reading

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Re-Defining Socialism: A Fresh Concept to a Stale Interpretation

Socialism is one of the most misunderstood words used in our national conversation. Usually it’s spat out like a four-letter word, the ‘queen- mother- of- all- swear- words’ in regards to an economic system. While there are some valid reasons … Continue reading

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