Tag Archives: Politics

The Choice

The reason the Todd Aiken rape comments have resonated so strongly is that they bring a bit of clarity to a race that was in danger of being dominated by the ad budgets of Karl Rove and the Koch Brothers. … Continue reading

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Ryan’s World

From all the press coverage over the weekend, you would think that Paul Ryan was at the top of the Republican ticket. For those of us who have been having an intellectual battle with Libertarians for the past few years, … Continue reading

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Globalization Fail

A few weeks ago I wrote about the anomie that enveloped me when I attended the Aspen Ideas Festival. The sense that what was taking place in our economy and society was the effect of forces outside our control. The … Continue reading

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A Capitalism for the People

I don’t often do book reviews, but having just finished Luigi Zingales’ book, A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity, I think it is worth writing about. For the last four years I have suggested … Continue reading

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Rational Markets and Corruption

When a religious fundamentalist suffers a “crisis of faith” it is a mournful incident to witness. Such was the occasion when Alan Greenspan, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve appeared before Congress in the wake of the financial crisis of … Continue reading

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Aspen Effect

When my flight from Los Angeles touched down in Aspen, Colorado I counted 80 private jets parked at the airport. I had come for the annual Aspen Ideas Festival and what follows is a critique written with some affection for … Continue reading

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Looking Better

I have to say this was a good day for the President. Not only was his health care plan declared constitutional, but also some signs of a true long lasting economic recovery are beginning to fall into place. First to … Continue reading

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Mike Milken’s Minions

As I wrote a couple of months ago, I suspect that the shadow figure of Mike Milken, the convicted felon banker of the late 80’s is working hard with his minions to get his former client Mitt Romney elected. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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Charles Koch; Anarcho-Capitalist

I wrote this In June when Koch was first starting to push his boy Paul Ryan towards Romney ; On a week when President Obama is being accused of being out of touch, its probably important to understand just how … Continue reading

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Fiscal Cliff Follies

I’ve been thinking about this fiscal cliff all the pundits are warning us against. Since the election of Ronald Reagan the country has made two profoundly damaging mistakes. It has continually raised the Defense Budget, thereby robbing our education system … Continue reading

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