Monthly Archives: September 2016

On the return of Nicolas Sarkozy: Political Observer comments

Never fear, Mr. Sarkozy’s resort to the neo-fascist trope “your ancestors are the Gauls.” : the autochthonous tribe, a distant echo of Heidegger’s volk! This, an example of a usable political nostalgia, all scrubbed clean of any taint, making it more … Continue reading

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Martin Wolf on Trump and the fate of ‘The West’. A comment by Old Socialist

Headline: How the west might soon be lost Sub-headline: Under a President Trump, democracy would lose credibility as a model for a civilised political life   Mr. Wolf’s intervention is too little too late! Awash in the misplaced self-congratulation of … Continue reading

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George Eaton scolds the Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters. Old Socialist comments

In sum, Mr. Eaton’s essay expresses his contempt for Corbyn and his followers, the favored target of the respectable bourgeois press. See the Financial Times in its continuing assault on the ‘Rebellion Against The Elites’ i.e. the evil of ‘Populism’, … Continue reading

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Gideon Rachman writes a Black Comedy. Political Observer comments

Headline: We are all Stalinists on Syria From this utterly preposterous headline, then Mr. Rachman reduces the War raging across ‘The Middle East’ to a public relations problem: A Hideous Black Comedy! Western politicians must somehow try to frame a … Continue reading

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My reply to Coase Theorem at The Financial Times.

In law and economics, the Coase theorem (pronounced /ˈkoʊs/) describes the economic efficiency of an economic allocation or outcome in the presence of externalities. The theorem states that if trade in an externality is possible and there are sufficiently low … Continue reading

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The Financial Times declares Jeremy Corbyn the winner. A comment by Political Observer

After the avalanche of Anti-Corbyn propaganda in the respectable bourgeois press, The Financial Times leading the highfalutin cadre, Mr. Corbyn has won. Even with the thoroughly colonized Party apparatus, by the powerful Blair clique, disqualifying 150,000 of it newest members. … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh ‘reviews’ Ed Ball’s Speaking Out. Political Observer comments

Headline: Generation Balls in UK politics already reeks of yesterday Sub-headline: Picture them roaming public life like ghosts, helping out without ever being central to anything Mr. Ganesh’s essay of September 23, 2016 is awash in bile and contempt for … Continue reading

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