Tag Archives: financialization

Trump’s Problematic Hero Worship

It’s no secret that our President fawns over Putin and appreciates the Russian’s haughty brand of governing-and-giving-zero-f’s  with regards to human rights and democracy.  And there was the praise of the Philippine president who is mass incarcerating his own citizens. … Continue reading

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Capitalist No More: The New American Economy

I attended a local forum group yesterday at my local library, the topic was “The Economy under a Trump Presidency.”  The panel consisted of three men of varying backgrounds, all from the area:  an economics professor, a former Tea Party … Continue reading

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Koch Bliss: Donald is Their Dream Distraction

It was telling to me that the Koch brothers declined to support or endorse a Donald Trump candidacy, on a couple of levels. The first is trivial, I confess, yet it’s an indicator. It piqued my curiosity that the Koch … Continue reading

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Thanks Obama! Now It’s Your Turn Donald…

Perhaps, one measure of a President can be seen in the way he leaves his nation’s economic health to his successor. If so, let’s use this article from the Financial Times to gauge where Donald and the US will be in … Continue reading

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Oligarchy: Full Steam Ahead

The Koch brothers tentacles reach deep within the neuro-network of our nation and if you haven’t read ‘Dark Money’ by Jane Mayer yet you should click on over and order that writ. While you are waiting for your delivery, check out … Continue reading

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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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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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