Monthly Archives: June 2015

My reply to Olaf von Rein at The Financial Times

I have as much interest/concern in the Free Market as I do in Social Contract Theory! As an object of study both of these concepts/constructs have historical/philosophical interest. Both of these are, in my mind, situated in the realm of  … Continue reading

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The Greek Crisis as viewed by The Economist, or a seemingly endless series of denouements

This was just posted to my twitter feed.It is June 29,2015,almost 2:30 PM PDT, this essay dated the 27th. What could have possibly changed in the interim? This essay replete with the usual fear mongering and melodramatic breathlessness, Economist staples … Continue reading

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Mr. John Hudson’s career report on New Cold Warrior Victoria Nuland or the return, in spirit, of Richard Holbrooke?

With Ms. Nuland, and her foreign policy confederates Samantha Power and Susan Rice, we are destined for war with Russia. Or at the least an exacerbation of The New Cold War, with it’s proving ground in Ukraine. Forget the cost … Continue reading

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The Financial Times and Ms. Tett on the evolving menace of Left Wing Populism, a comment by Almost Marx

Ms. Tett knows both how to please her employers, and to appeal to the political paranoia of those virtuous managers of Capital, cowering under their desks, at the  argued approach of a rapacious Left Wing Hoard. Some fifty floors below … Continue reading

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The Economist announces the apotheosis of Sir Chris, a comment by Philosophical Apprentice

‘… Sir Chris campaigned for a change in the law on doctor-assisted dying, but not without identifying another brand of elbow-patched lefty he did not like:…’ Those ‘leftys’ haunt the lives and plans of all good Conservatives, from the time … Continue reading

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Mr Theodorakis as Neo-Liberal Knight of Faith, of the Moment?

Has The Financial Times  found the hero of it’s Capitalist Morality Play in Mr Theodorakis? His qualifications for the position of The Neo-Liberal Knight of Faith: ‘Mr Theodorakis, a charismatic former television journalist, created To Potami — The River — … Continue reading

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The Financial Times celebrates Palantir as exemplar of The American Corporatist State, a comment by Almost Marx

‘ The company was originally funded from In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s not-for-profit venture capital arm, and was used by government agencies.’ ‘The group was founded in 2004 by Mr Thiel; its chief executive Alex Karp; Joe Lonsdale, now at Formation 8, … Continue reading

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