Summary: Look to the past to see the future of the Trump revolution. That means seeing through the half-truths of both the doomsters and the panglossians. Here's a brief look at the bad news and the good news. Draw your own conclusions. The Trump "revolution" is a moment in the wave of history carrying the … Continue reading Trump and the 1% lead America back to its past, to its dark roots
Summary: Campaign 2016 has taught us invaluable lessons, as we choose between a clown and a Clinton -- a servant of the 1% (sponsored by Goldman). It's a fitting marker for their victory. But we do not yet see the hidden struggle that brought the 1% back to power, and cannot yet see how to … Continue reading The 1% won a counter-revolution while we played
Summary: The enemies of America's democracy have stepped into the light. Yesterday we remembered the sacrifice of those who fell defending America. Today let's see how we betray them through our apathy and disinterest in working the political machinery of the Republic, putting it at risk. Here are harsh facts essential for us to see. … Continue reading On the day after Memorial Day celebrate Plutocracy Now!
Summary: Political commentary often reveals more from its blindness than its insights. For example, a widely-cited analysis at Salon by journalist Andrew O'Hehir tells us some entertaining harsh truths -- but avoids deeper, useful insights that would disturb his Outer Party readers (i.e., politically passive managers and professionals). "Two despised frontrunners, two dying parties & … Continue reading American politics isn’t broken. It’s working just fine for the 1%.
Summary: Despair at the confident predictions of doomsters has become an almost defining characteristic of both Left and Right in America, as documented in so many posts here. Nothing but abject servitude serves the 1% better. Here's an example, looking at the effects of the quarter-century-long campaign predicting doom from climate change. Assessing the record, … Continue reading Despair: so common these days, so good for the 1%
Summary: Previous posts reported economists' explaining the roots of the Greek crisis, so unlike the simple morality play in the newspapers. This post looks at its politics, a narrative of victory by Europe's 1%, a milestone on their 2-centuries-long quest to destroy the Left. Progress requires sacrifices, so examples have to be made -- such … Continue reading The Greek crisis shows Europe’s 1% winning, just like their cousins in America
Summary: During the past 2 years the robot revolution has come into view, and all but Right-wingers living in fantasy-land have begun to realize it might (like the previous ones) produce large-scale social disruption and suffering. But to prepare for these changes we must first image what kind of world they'll create. Here we look … Continue reading Three visions of our future after the robot revolution