Category Archives: Economic Conflict

Much conflict has an economic basis, but also of course there is conflict that is directly economic: in ideas and policies

US Mid-Term Elections: A Personal Reflection

I am afraid that last night was nothing like as good as it should have been, especially the Senate result, which means Trump can now easily put judicial and Supreme Court appointments through and rig the courts.  But for me … Continue reading

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Progressive Ideas Vacuum

You would think that with authoritarian plutocrat-corrupted bigoted populists winning elections in Brazil, in the US, in Russia, in Europe, in the Philippines, wherever, you would think progressives would be doing deep thinking as to why this is happening. You … Continue reading

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Politics as Entertainment

I sometimes wonder if politics hasn’t become simply infotainment, a branch of the entertainment industry; while the Plutocracy go about their tax cutting, government cutting, planet destroying sociopathic business. Trump pretends to be a fascist and the Dems pretend to … Continue reading

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The Price of Populism: Martin Wolf

Been silent recently: democracy dies in the noise. Some signal in the noise: FT Books Essay Economics books  Add to myFT The price of populism. Anti-elitism threatens liberal democracy and capitalism. Martin Wolf asks: Is reform the answer? Populist forces … Continue reading

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US and China Must Find Ways to Control Their Elites by Rana Foroohar

Excellent from the UK Financial Times: This is why I think the Democrats need to deeply understand economics and from that base built a new economics and a new economy: more equitable, more sustainable but grounded in the how value … Continue reading

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US Border Refugee Crisis

On the refugee crisis on the US southern border some causal data. 1) The US has been de-stabilizing Central America for 150 years with military and other interventions and Guatemala is the latest case 2) Climate change, for which the … Continue reading

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The Real Adam Smith: Jesse Norman

A fine article from the UK Financial Times by Conservative MP Jesse Norman: Capitalism In search of the real Adam Smith How would the father of modern economics reform 21st-century capitalism? Jesse Norman “Capitalism in flames, populism and nationalism on … Continue reading

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