Archive for 'Economics'

A worthy rant

September 7th, 2010 – 9:04 pm
Tagged as: Economics

Atrios on the current economic situation: This is a righteous rant pointing out that what we have is a complete fucking fail. It’s a failure of our political institutions, of our financial system, of our economy as structured, of the economics profession, of unelected elite GOP Daddies who are supposed to fix things, of the […]

The collapse of Imperial America

August 6th, 2010 – 1:22 pm
Tagged as: Economics,Politics

From Glenn Greenwald’s piece titled “What collapsing empire looks like:” Does anyone doubt that once a society ceases to be able to afford schools, public transit, paved roads, libraries and street lights — or once it chooses not to be able to afford those things in pursuit of imperial priorities and the maintenance of a […]

Change you can believe in

February 4th, 2009 – 9:52 pm
Tagged as: Economics,Politics

It’s been a stellar week for Obama on the economic front. Start with his decision to tap Senator Judd Gregg as his new Secretary of Commerce, a guy who voted to abolish the Commerce Department back when Clinton was President. So, Judd Gregg will become Commerce Secretary, and a Republican will keep Gregg’s seat in […]

An indictment of an ideology

October 8th, 2008 – 7:46 pm
Tagged as: Economics

The brilliant Naomi Klein goes into the lion’s den and takes on Friedmanism (and the Wall Street bailout) : More than that, what we are seeing with the crash on Wall Street, I believe, should be for Friedmanism what the fall of the Berlin Wall was for authoritarian communism: an indictment of ideology. It cannot […]

That’s leadership!

October 1st, 2008 – 7:19 pm
Tagged as: Economics,Politics

Thank you, Senator Obama, for your brave speech on the Senate floor today where you spoke against the bailout bill and swore that you would stand strong against any attempt to give $700 billion to Wall Street without more oversight, equity in exchange for every dollar spent, mortgage relief for those in danger of losing […]

Just say no

September 21st, 2008 – 1:11 pm
Tagged as: Economics,Politics

I’ll echo what was said over at Eschaton: I think everyone who reads this blog who’s American, first thing on Monday morning, needs to call their Representatives and Senators and say: No. Blank. Checks. For. Crooks. The current bailout plan, as presented, is a farce. Does something need to be done to keep the current […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 21st, 2008 – 7:25 pm
Tagged as: Economics

I want to say to you as I move to my conclusion, as we talk about “Where do we go from here?” that we must honestly face the fact that the movement must address itself to the question of restructuring the whole of American society. There are forty million poor people here, and one day […]

Whose side are they on?

April 23rd, 2006 – 9:16 pm
Tagged as: Economics

For years, those of us on the left explained to the Bush supporters that having a government which was run by people who would always place the profits of their corporate donors ahead of the interests of ordinary Americans was a recipe for trouble. The recent spike in the price of gasoline is just the […]

Learning from history

September 23rd, 2005 – 7:54 pm
Tagged as: Economics,Politics

Julia of Sisyphus Shrugged says: I would be duly appreciative if the usual suspects would stop making cautiously approving noises about the New Republican Openness to Helping the Poor. I’m pretty damn tired of repeating history because you idiots aren’t capable of learning from it. You’re public intellectuals, right? I have to assume you’re trainable. […]

The future of New Orleans?

September 13th, 2005 – 10:17 pm
Tagged as: Economics,Politics

Witness the priorities of the rich. Remember Hurricane will be used to drive out the black poor? Well, the Wall Street Journal has news for you: The power elite of New Orleans — whether they are still in the city or have moved temporarily to enclaves such as Destin, Fla., and Vail, Colo. — insist […]