Washington, D.C. – Economic austerity is a dangerous, self-defeating intellectual fad. Perhaps I should say that’s what it was, given Sunday’s election results in Europe. Perhaps I should also say good riddance. Voters in France, Greece and even Germany — a hotbed of the austerity cult — told their political [...]
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Austerity as a Bridge to Nowhere Tuesday, 08 May 2012 09:42By Eugene Robinson, Washington Post Writers Group | Op-Ed
What if democracy is just an illusion? In the US, the dominant political discourse consists of ideas put forth by the ruling class.
Karl Marx argued that in any society, those in charge have the power to propagandise their worldview [GALLO/GETTY] New Haven, CT - Karl Marx never visited the United States, but he nevertheless understood the country, because he understood capitalism. As you know, there’s no American ideology that’s mightier than capitalism. Equality, justice and the rule of [...]
Afghans are not just protesting burned books, but the fact that they were burned by a foreign army [Reuters] New York, NY - Book burning seems to be making history once again. The inadvertent and partial incineration of some Qurans by a US-Afghan labour detail at Bagram ignited a web of action, from Kabul to the [...]
When all is said and done did Keynes invent something or was it a form of constant crisis avoidance with an end point long gone?
Why Are Politicians Running from Economic Reality into Tea Party Fantasy Land? Just three years ago, President Obama was an unapologetic Keynesian. Now, he’s jumped on the deficit hysteria bandwagon. September 5, 2011 | In 2008 America elected as its president not only an African-American but an unapologetic Keynesian. In his inaugural address Barack [...]
Trumped and prefers to play with his privates sector. Is this a true shame in the making or are we just that lucky.
Donald Trump bows out of 2012 US presidential election race US mogul formally announces he will not seek the Republican nomination, claiming he is ‘not ready to leave the private sector’ Share526 Comments (120) Ewen MacAskill in Washington guardian.co.uk, Monday 16 May 2011 19.35 BST Article history Donald Trump. ‘I maintain the strong conviction [...]