Monthly Archives: February 2017

Janan Ganesh celebrates the premature death of the Labour Party, Almost Marx comments

The unspoken declaration of Mr. Ganesh’s latest essay is: I’ve come to bury Labour/Corbyn not to praise them- I paraphrase. In the project of Neo-Liberal self-rescue, one of the most popular forms that that project takes is of misdirection. So … Continue reading

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Political Reporter riffs on a theme from Edward Luce

Can the reader of his latest essay wonder, has Mr. Luce discovered the 99%? If so, it qualifies as a belated victory for the Scruffy Hippiedom of Occupy Wall Street! So much for my lapse into the hyperbolic. Mr. Luce … Continue reading

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On the French Political Melodrama and or Farce, episode LI: Fillon makes a comeback, & other considerations. Committed Observer comments

My essay will look at Fillon as one of the main protagonists in this political farce, through the lens of The Financial Times reporters and editors. This French serio-comic melodrama as played out in the pages of this Neo-Liberal newspaper, … Continue reading

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Ian Bremmer ‘Key Stakeholder’, a comment by Political Observer

Here is just a portion of what the reader needs to know about Mr. Bremmer. This week, I am in Berlin to join David Lipton, IMF first deputy managing director, and other key stakeholders in a conversation on the shifting … Continue reading

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On the pantomime political anguish of Gideon Rachman, a comment by Political Reporter

  One marvels at this excerpt from Mr. Rachman’s latest essay, yet how should the reader interpret Mr. Foa and Mr. Mounk’s statement about the last three decades, in which trust in political institutions has precipitously declined? The thought that … Continue reading

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Sir Paul Collier ‘reviews’ ten books at The Times Literary Supplement. Almost Marx comments, part II

I will continue my comment on Paul Collier’s TLS Book review. I will quote from his essay and those quotations will be underlined and colored to indicate quotation, and my comments will be in bold italics. I try to address … Continue reading

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Sir Paul Collier ‘reviews’ ten books at The Times Literary Supplement. Almost Marx comments

Sir Paul Collier ‘reviews’ ten books on Capitalism in the Times Literary Supplement of January 25 2017, under the title of ‘How to save capitalism from itself’: 1.Marc Levinson AN EXTRAORDINARY TIME The end of the postwar boom and the … Continue reading

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