by Paul Street TruthDig Jan 9, 2019 As the United States lurches toward its 2020 presidential election cycle, it is useful to revisit the central tension of Donald Trump’s presidency. I’m speaking, of course, about his phony populism and the politico-financial establishment’s utter contempt for his political ascent. As the Democratic field slowly takes shape, … Continue reading Has the Ruling Class Finally Had Enough of Trump?
Failed Evolution December 29, 2018 globinfo freexchange Right after Trump's sudden announcement that he will withdraw the US forces from Syria, we had some mixed reactions. Some liberals reacted angrily, but most of the reactions from the liberal machine were rather moderate, or at least not as intensive as someone would normally expect. On the … Continue reading Former Pentagon official confirms: Trump prepares for war with Iran
Blame the Boomers Listen DOWNLOAD Mark Blyth’s State of the Union The people’s economist Mark Blyth is a perpetual fan favorite for Open Source listeners. The Brown University professor, who never left behind his working-class Scottish roots, brings a vernacular wisdom and wit to his deep analysis of inequality, austerity, and popular unrest. He also … Continue reading Why People Vote for Those Who Work Against Their Best Interests
by Eric Posner and Glen Weyl Radical Markets American Affairs Winter 2018 Over the last half-century, business interests and philosophical libertarians have formed a powerful alliance. Business leaders frequently claim to be libertarians and draw on the rhetoric of the free market to criticize government regulation. In turn, libertarians frequently defend businesses against what both groups see … Continue reading Liberty vs Monopoly
The nation shopped while our democracy crumbled, and this escapist consumerism is what birthed Trump. by BOB HENNELLY Salon Just when we thought the media’s hysteria and hand-wringing over Trump occupying the White House reached its climax, his latest antics and disclosures of past wrongdoing took it all to a higher level. It is a cycle that … Continue reading Our Empty National Soul
Editor's note: What Pelosi is doing with this austerity provision is the Democrats' half of the Two Santas Scam outlined in detail here. The right wing - which contrary to popular belief includes Pelosi, Schumer, Obama, the Clintons, etc - continue to pull this scam since it's worked like gangbusters to fool the public over the … Continue reading Nancy Pelosi Rams Austerity Provision into House Rules Package to Neuter Policies of New Progressive Members
by Farnam Street In The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and The Common Good Robert Frank, an economics professor at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, takes on the debate of who was a better economist—Adam Smith or Charles Darwin. Frank, surprisingly, sides with Darwin, arguing within the next century Darwin will unseat Smith as the … Continue reading Why Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand Breaks Down: The Darwin Economy