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corporatism

Economists: This “New Abnormal” Cannot Last Forever

June 17, 2013

Ian Bremmer and Nouriel Roubini teamed up to write an 8-page piece on what they call the “new abnormal” world economy. As one can imagine, it’s pretty dense, long, and repetitive at points but the gist is clear:  the corrections needed after the 2008 meltdown weren’t good enough, and the unstable world the international community [...]

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“Gentry Liberalism” Exposed

July 18, 2011

Here’s an article I read today which exposes what the author calls “gentry liberalism”:  the movement over the last 40 years of the Democrat Party away from the regular guy towards specific corporate interests.  The date bears this out — in a period of Democrat political dominance Wall Street has done very well, while Main [...]

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What’s a “Bilderberg”?

June 12, 2011

Europe has a long history of wealthy, well-connected nobles ruling the masses.  In the last 150 years or so, the proliferation of the social welfare state has mollified the plebs, who around that time concentrated in industrial urban centers which could get feisty depending on the demagogue du jour.  Now, Europe is full of acquiescent, [...]

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“National Greatness Liberalism”

January 28, 2011

Reading a Weekly Standard piece this morning criticizing Obama’s SOTU as hidebound 1960s bilge, I came across a phrase I hadn’t noticed before, “national greatness liberalism”, which was how some libs view Obama’s underlying approach.  After seeing those three words in such an order I had a good laugh!  I figured why don’t they just [...]

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GM Fails: “Government Motors” Looms

May 30, 2009

Word on the street is that GM is going to finally declare bankruptcy, which they should have done months and billions of bailout dollars ago.  The Obama Nation will control 72.5% of the company, while stakeholders have been pressured into settling for 25%.  Of course, all of this has been done for two reasons: 1)  keeping the [...]

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