Monthly Archives: August 2016

At The Financial Times: Mauricio Macri’s Neo-Liberal Reform stalls, a comment by Old Socialist

What might a reader take from this review of The Panama Papers by Edward N. Luttwak, published by The TLS of August 17,2016 titled ‘Hidden assets, hidden costs’? A long quotation from the essay is not just revelatory about the … Continue reading

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Alex Dean on the dangers of The Student Left, a comment by Political Observer

In his essay “Lived experience” matters—but not more than everything else Alex Dean places himself in the Tradition of the paranoid chatter of Allen Bloom of ‘The Closing of The American Mind’ and his two Neo-Conservative allies: Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘Illiberal … Continue reading

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Johnathan Capehart on Jill Stein’s ‘fairy-tale candidacy’ & her ‘foul language on race’: or Mrs. Clinton is the only ‘rational choice’ in 2016, a comment by Political Partisan

The Clinton’s Reaganite agenda, they governed as a team, attacked black people on two fronts: Welfare Reform and a Crime bills that enabled The New Jim Crow. Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act, of 1999 repealed Glass-Stegall. A harbinger of 2008! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Responsibility_and_Work_Opportunity_Act https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violent_Crime_Control_and_Law_Enforcement_Act https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gramm%E2%80%93Leach%E2%80%93Bliley_ActContinue reading

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Steven Ozment on Luther as exemplar of German fiscal probity, a comment by Almost Marx

One can just wonder at Mr. Ozment’s myopia as he proclaims that Merkel, and by definition some very important members of Germany’s political class,  express a fiscal probity that dates back to the stern Protestantism of Martin Luther. Does Mr. … Continue reading

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Sebastian Payne on Jeremy Corbyn & the Crisis of The Labour Party, a comment by Political Observer

Mr. Payne and the Financial Times are unable to face the fact that New Labour is collapsing, as we enter the ninth year of the utterly failed Neo-Liberal economic/civic model. Mr. Corbyn seems, in his years as a ‘backbencher’, to … Continue reading

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Sam Tanenhaus on Trump as American Nihilist & Mrs. Clinton as our political salvation, a comment by Political Reporter

It takes real patience to read through Mr. Tanenhaus’ rambling essay, because it seems interminable, although offering some valuable political insights,  but until he reaches the coverage of Trump’s Mechanicsburg appearance, only then does the essay breathes with something like the … Continue reading

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Gideon Rachman at full gallop, a comment by Almost Marx

We are in the same propaganda territory relied upon by the Financial Times,  of The Rebellion Against The Elites,  in Mr. Rachman’s latest essay: Headline: The crisis in Anglo-American democracy Sub-headline: Trump of the Republicans and Corbyn of the Labour party … Continue reading

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