Tag Archives: deregulation

Engage: Fear

As I’ve watched the convention these past few days it’s blatantly obvious from what playbook the Republican party is playing.   In fact, one needs only to read the slogan “Keep America Safe” to understand that they are feeding the … Continue reading

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Regulation Appreciation: Socialist Success Story #12

I’ve defined socialism several times as government provided services (as opposed to government provided goods).   Citizens provide funds with taxes, government allocates the funds to provide services:  national defense (military), legislation (congress), neighborhood safety (fire and police), education, etc. … 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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The Biggest, Fattest Corporate Lie: One Nation Under God

I’ve just come across an excerpt from a new book  “One Nation Under God:  How Corporate America Invented Christian America” written by Kevin Kruse.  I’ll be tripping to my local library this week to check it out.   It’s message … 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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Wall Street Outspends Tax Payers: We Have the Best Congress Money Can Buy

Are we really a nation governed for the people and by the people?  This Vox article explains that we are a nation governed by corporations and for corporations –  a major victory for the Financialization Revolution. Corporations now spend more lobbying Congress … Continue reading

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