How Corporations Bought Washington (it was cheap)

Summary: With Campaign 2016 America passes into new hands. It's a capstone to the slow political revolution by the 1% since 1970 (the Boomers' legacy). Before we vote, let's remember the steps that brought us here. Such as the growth of corporate lobbying, whose success shows that our government is for sale at discount prices. … Continue reading How Corporations Bought Washington (it was cheap)

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New York shows how Democrat-run cities & states contribute to the rise of Trump

Summary;  Slowly Americans begin to see the rise of Right's new populists -- such as Trump, Rubio, and Cruz -- is more than a flash-in-the-pan revolt before the conservatives accept their designated leaders (as the Democrats have accepted the elderly Hillary). A few on the Left have begun to realize that the Left has some … Continue reading New York shows how Democrat-run cities & states contribute to the rise of Trump

Does corruption limit China’s growth, or pose a threat to its existence?

Summary:   Critics of China often cite its high level of corruption as a limiting factor to its growth, or a possible cause of its fall -- or even disintegration. Like so many of American's views about China, it's false. Probably a way to diffuse awareness that a powerful rival has emerged on the world stage.  … Continue reading Does corruption limit China’s growth, or pose a threat to its existence?