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Donald Trump Is No Populist.

April 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on Donald Trump Is No Populist. · 2016 Presidential Campaign, ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Labor, Lobbying, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, Trump, wars and militarism

by Joseph D. O’Shaughnessy I normally don’t sign what we all call posts. I don’t even refer to them as “posts.” Rather, I call them editorials or articles. But I don’t want any misunderstanding when it comes to who wrote this stuff about Trump. I don’t like him and I don’t like what he is […]

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The Trump Hits Keep Coming.

December 11th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Trump Hits Keep Coming. · 2016 Presidential Campaign, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Trump

President-Elect Trump, who apparently thinks that he has already taken office, despite challenges in several very close, very suspicious states, continues to pick a cabinet. Depending upon your point of view, it is either a big hit, as in a popular move, or a big hit, as in a blow to the solar plexus. But […]

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The Sanders Revolution

February 24th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Sanders Revolution · 2016 Presidential Campaign, ALEC, Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Courts and the Law, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, jobs, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, Wall Street

The world is changing  again. Instead of a 40-something running for President, we have two 60 or 70-somethings. Maybe it takes that long to learn that being purchased by a billionaire is not the only way to run for President. The most significant event of the current 2016 run for the Presidency on either side […]

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The Republicans and Growing Neo-Fascism in America

April 14th, 2015 · Comments Off on The Republicans and Growing Neo-Fascism in America · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Education, Fascism, Human Rights, International affairs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, wars and militarism

Many people think of Fascism and they think of Nazis and the Gestapo and concentration camps. That concept, while accurate as far as it goes, is not the only perspective on Fascism. There are other thoughts that should come into your mind very quickly these days so that you understand our current Neo-Fascism, i.e., the […]

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Inequality and Poverty

March 27th, 2015 · Comments Off on Inequality and Poverty · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Culture, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, General, Human Rights, jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, Wall Street

Government is failing Americans. A nation accustomed to creating new industries, technologies and good jobs within those industries can no longer expect vision from government. Incomes, fortunes in fact, earned abroad by owners of corporations go directly from the marketplace into the pockets of the already rich. This inequality of outcomes and incomes is causing […]

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The Next Two Years

November 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on The Next Two Years · Budgets, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, jobs, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Wall Street

The November 2014 elections were pretty clear. In some states Senators or Governors won by as many as 70% of the vote. Of course, there is still debate and may be for some time, about the huge numbers of people—far more than the margins of victory in many cases—who were removed from the voting rolls […]

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The Koch Brothers, Fascism and the 2014 Elections – Part II

November 10th, 2014 · Comments Off on The Koch Brothers, Fascism and the 2014 Elections – Part II · ALEC, Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, Fascism, Health Care, jobs, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, Wall Street, wars and militarism

So, here we have two brothers, raised in privilege by Frederick Koch, Sr., a man who was at first accepted, then apparently shunned by Joseph Stalin while living in Russia. Koch became an advocate of the Ludwig Von Mies and Hayek ultra-conservative schools of economics and the Joseph McCarthy brand of politics because they both […]

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Democrats in 2014

December 24th, 2013 · 1 Comment · ALEC, Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Romney, Social Security, taxes, The Budget, Wall Street

If you talk to leading progressives these days, you’ll be sure to hear this message: The Democratic Party should embrace the economic populism of New York Mayor-elect Bill DeBlasio and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Such economic populism, they argue, should be the guiding star for Democrats heading into 2016. But the new, Right Wing Democrats […]

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Still Crazy After All These Years

November 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off on Still Crazy After All These Years · ALEC, Budgets, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Labor, Lobbying, Media, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Wall Street

It has been 33 years since the ascendency of Conservative philosophy in the Republican Party and since the takeover of part of American government by the Right Wing. In that period of time, we have seen one disaster after another take place. The Republican Party is in the extraordinary position of saying that government does […]

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Inflation Versus Inaction

June 20th, 2013 · Comments Off on Inflation Versus Inaction · Corporations and Industry, Economics, General, government intervention, jobs, Lobbying, Politics, Populism

We now get a lot of activity from the theorists who say inflation is right around the corner. Every little up-tick in the interest rates, no matter how small, is seen as the first step in an upward spiral into the disaster of inflation. Well, who is saying this? It’s not the same economists who […]

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The Failure of Conservatism and the Future of American Economics. Part I

January 8th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Failure of Conservatism and the Future of American Economics. Part I · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Labor, Lobbying, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, The Budget, Wall Street, wars and militarism

In 1946, in the shadow of the carillon tower on the campus of the University of Chicago, an economist by the name of Milton Friedman began teaching economics to some of the brightest students in the country. His particular approach to economics was by and large what might be called neo-classical liberalism. It is a […]

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ALEC and the Corporate Takeover of America

May 14th, 2012 · Comments Off on ALEC and the Corporate Takeover of America · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Fascism, Lobbying, Politics, Populism

Our government at local, state and national levels is being confiscated by huge corporations. It is happening every day in state legislatures all over the country. Our major corporations belong to a Right Wing organization called the American Legislative Exchange Council, more commonly known as ALEC. Their job is to advance their goals at the […]

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The Son-in-law Senator from Wisconsin

February 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment · Capitalism, Economics, Media, Politics, Populism, taxes, The Budget

The nice thing about “stupid” is that you don’t have to make anything up or manipulate anything or try to exaggerate anything…stupid is as stupid does. Rarely, however, do public men who are so stupid that you wonder how they can tie their shoes allow their stupidity to show up in the clear, bright glare […]

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The High Cost of Neo-Fascism

February 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Democracy, Health Care, Human Rights, Labor, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, The Budget

At the very outset, let’s restate our definition of Neo-Fascism. Even if you do not agree with our definition of the current Republican Party being Neo-Fascist, you will at least know why we make that contention. Remember, Populism is the opposite of Fascism. Populism is a political theory that says that everything starts with the […]

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The Planned Koch Brothers’ Political Takeover

February 8th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Planned Koch Brothers’ Political Takeover · Capitalism, Human Rights, Politics, Populism

You must understand one thing. A vote for a Republican is a vote for Neo-Fascist group whose only ultimate political strategy is to put the opposition…who will be in enormous numbers…into concentration camps. Before you scoff and cry conspiracy nut, look at it logically. Citizens United makes it possible…it has already happened…for billionaires to elect […]

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