Monthly Archives: June 2016

At Rolling Stone: Matt Taibbi on The Brexit vote and The Elites, a comment by Political Reporter

Sam Rye posted a link to Mr. Taibbi’s compelling essay at the very stogy, not to speak of Corporatist Financial Times: http://on.ft.com/292vrCK Mr . Rye makes the soundest kind of argument that Mr. Taibbi makes a case of more cogency … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Gideon Rachman on Brexit Vote, some observations by Almost Marx

Headline: I do not believe that Brexit will happen Sub-Headline : There will be howls of rage, but why should extremists on both sides dictate how the story ends? Gideon Rachman is in high dungeon at the Brexit vote and … Continue reading

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My reply to Chris C. at Prospect

Chris C. Thank you for your comment. As Yanis Varoufakis pointed out the EU began life as a cartel, although eventually garnished with the trappings of Democracy, and from my point of view   needs to be reformed, from the ground … Continue reading

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At The Economist: Bagehot on the Brexiteers, A Pseudo-Psycho History, a comment by Philosophical Apprentice

I’ve been expecting Bagehot’s comment on the Brexit, but I wonder where he has been, and what he has not been reading? The Rebellion Against The Elites has been the Party Line at The Financial Times, the once sister publication … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Tony Barber as Cassandra, a comment by Political Reporter

Headline: ‘Brexit deals a grievous blow to the international order’ Sub-headline: ‘The repercussions in Europe will be incalculable, writes Tony Barber’ To what international order does Mr. Barber refer ? The Neo-Liberal order collapsed with a deafening crash in 2008. … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times : Rupert Gavin on Brexiters

Congratulations to the editors at the Financial Times, your political desperation has reached a kind of denouement, in Mr. Gavin’s  historical meditation on  Henry VIII and his break with the Catholic Church, over his divorce and his eventual confiscation of … Continue reading

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Deirdre McCloskey Neo-Liberal Apologist, a comment by Almost Marx

I’m working my way through Prof. McCloskey’s The Rhetoric of Economics, second edition. There is no more elegant, erudite a writer on The Dismal Science.( Economists, like Lawyers, are by nature self-celebrants.)  Yet the reader comes to her last paragraph, … Continue reading

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