Monthly Archives: February 2015

For the “Stupid Economy” chapter…

… an interview with Greg Palast…http://truth-out.org/news/item/29260-palast-to-syriza-don-t-lie-it-s-impossible-to-end-austerity-within-the-eurozone With this interesting quote about the economist who was the “father of the Euro” of sorts and also of “voodoo economics”- of all things. Funny that Palast would describe this guy as extremely right

Posted in Money Coup; Political Economy; Grotesque Inequality; New Gilded Age

Socrates, KrugKommenter… This guy should be a citizen candidate…

He is a frequent commenter on Krugman… Socrates Verona, N.J. 3 days ago America’s ‘winner take all’ sociopathic, vulture capitalist economy is a deadly behavioral disorder fully worthy of inclusion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

Posted in Money Coup; Political Economy; Grotesque Inequality; New Gilded Age

Krugman article on inequality for the “It’s the Stupid Economy” chapter…

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/23/opinion/paul-krugman-knowledge-isnt-power.htmlalong with some telling quotes, first from Paul and then from the comments, if they allow that today. The NYTimes is fickle and finnicky. So what is really going on? Corporate profits have soared as a share of national income,

Posted in Money Coup; Political Economy; Grotesque Inequality; New Gilded Age

A couple of great sites for “Democracy and the Food Supply”…

http://naturemoms.com/homemade-vinegar.html and lets not forget old Ronbo, yeah old Ronbo… http://www.canterburycreekgardens.com/?utm_source=Copy+of+Seminars+2015&utm_campaign=test&utm_medium=email

Posted in A Brand New Green "New Deal"; Democracy and the Food Supply; the Environment & Climate Science

Link to a daily kos post about the quack from Harvard who has been on the take from extractive corporate climate denier oligarchs as he puts out his weird “science”

…the New York Times outing of …http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/21/1365949/-BREAKING-Phony-Climate-Change-Science-Paid-For-By-Corporate-Cash

Posted in A Brand New Green "New Deal"; Democracy and the Food Supply; the Environment & Climate Science

A book about the Gaming of the Libor…

…another story that Taibbi introduced me to in Rolling Stone. At least I think he wrote that one. Story did not gain much traction in American Mainstream Media. Well golly. Surprize surprize surprize…Read Erin Arvedlund’s Open Secret The Global Banking

Posted in Money Coup; Political Economy; Grotesque Inequality; New Gilded Age, Uniting Against Citizens United & Getting Money Out of Politics

There needs to be a whole chapter on rewriting Corporate Law in general…

…and the notion of corporations as being equally protected as “citizens” as their human brethren ought to be… but of course,as Mitch Romney explained, corporations are people, too. And thanks to much agreement from the Supreme Court of the United

Posted in Uniting Against Citizens United & Getting Money Out of Politics

What kind of economy is this, anyway???

…One in need of serious reconsideration, is what…There are plenty of books and writers out there, that’s for sure, on the various subjects. Here is one of three that I will give separate posts to, with appropriate linkage and such

Posted in Money Coup; Political Economy; Grotesque Inequality; New Gilded Age

Some really great and important pro Democracy in America writers…

…voices, people, the site itself these articles are on, you name it. http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/02/17/good-afternoon-america-machine-guns-mraps-surveillance-drones-permanent-war-and http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/02/17/why-no-one-talking-about-gops-plan-send-millions-disabled-americans-poverty

Posted in Essays and Quotes from Others

For the department of peace…

http://www.lawfareblog.com/wiki/the-lawfare-wiki-document-library/targeted-killing/controversy/ I. Introduction The impact of the U.S. government’s targeted killing policy on civilians and their property is especially controversial. Some argue that targeting—in particular, drone technology—reduces civilian casualties vis-à-vis other modalities of warfare, making targeted killings an attractive policy

Posted in The Military Industrial Complex, the Reactionary Right, and the Neocons..., Toward a Department of Peace