Review of Mike Lofgren’s “The Deep State”, a must-read for 2016

Summary: Today's post reviews Mike Lofgren's important new book about The Deep State, the ruling center of the New America. Lofgren's entertaining but scary book sketches out this institution and how it works. Here's an explanation of why you should read the book, and its two big limitations.   Review of The Deep State: The … Continue reading Review of Mike Lofgren’s “The Deep State”, a must-read for 2016

It doesn’t matter if Trump wins. 2016 is already a revolutionary election

Summary: The public, and so journalists, focus on the presidential elections as races, reasonable since the political consequences of each party's victory are large but predictable. The 2016 election is different. Focusing on Trump's latest outrageous sound-bite conceals the massive change made by his success to date. What if the parties' control of political money … Continue reading It doesn’t matter if Trump wins. 2016 is already a revolutionary election

Stratfor: How immigration will change German politics, which will change Europe

Summary: Believing that the European Union made them immune to popular opinion, Europe's elites acted on their class interests by opening the door to massive immigration, providing cheap workers in their business and homes. Now the resulting popular opposition, still in its early stages of arousal, has forced Germany to take steps to limit the … Continue reading Stratfor: How immigration will change German politics, which will change Europe

Effects Of The Coming Market Crash On The Economy – And Perhaps On You

Summary: For the past year I've warned that the economy is slowing. For the past three months I've warned that a recession is coming. Now let's consider the likely effects, and how you can prepare. The odds of a stock market crash are high. Are you at or near ground zero, to be hurt by … Continue reading Effects Of The Coming Market Crash On The Economy – And Perhaps On You

Europe’s elites use immigration to reshape it

Summary: The West is a small world, as we see our elites simultaneously decide that more immigration will re-shape our societies into forms more pleasing to their needs. Their bold actions risk releasing the dormant forces of populism, with unknown effects. This post provides a playbill to the conflicts, a racing form to help you … Continue reading Europe’s elites use immigration to reshape it