Category Archives: Freedom and Democracy

Sounding the Alarm

Intoduction With Apologies to our followers: We haven’t posted here in a while. However, we have been busy. JMH has lately been posting articles on Daily Kos, a series on distributional macroeconomics and the inequality problem. The series has begun … Continue reading

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“Normalizing” Trump: The Great Escape (From Reality)

I write this post at the end of 2016. Today is New Year’s Eve, and I reflect on surviving my 72nd birthday and another Christmas.  The holidays have been relatively nice, enjoyed with family and friends. There was a fresh … Continue reading

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The Great Correction

Most Americans are at least apprehensive, and many of us are terrified, by the prospect of the upcoming Donald Trump presidency. These fears are justified. People who voted for him did so despite his lack of experience or leadership skills, … Continue reading

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The Terrifying Truth About Economics

This post, and a follow-up post, are about the extremely dangerous economic and political predicament of the United States in 2016. With regard to our economic situation, the danger of another crash, and a complete collapse into another Great Depression … Continue reading

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Of Nuts and Sluts; no Ifs, Ands or Buts

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) I am not ashamed to admit that, after more than a half century of close study, I don’t understand women.  This conclusion became impossible to deny after the last few weeks of unrelenting misogyny from self-identified … Continue reading

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A Contempory Christmas Carol, Part 2

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) “Ghost of the Future,” he exclaimed, “I fear you more than any spectre I have seen. But as I know your purpose is to do me good, and as I hope to live to … Continue reading

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A Contemporary Christmas Carol, Part 1

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within … Continue reading

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Occupy the Nation

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) Surely some revelation is at hand; Surely the Second Coming is at hand. The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi Troubles my sight: somewhere in … Continue reading

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Freedom and Democracy

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) A Contemporary Christmas Carol, Part 1 – The sad case of a Leesberg VA exhibit on the courthouse lawn depicting a “crucified” Santa on a cross, to protest the materialism and commercialization of Christmas. … Continue reading

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The Corporate State Wins Again

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) by: Chris Hedges, Truthdig, Monday 25 April 2011           When did our democracy die? When did it irrevocably transform itself into a lifeless farce and absurd political theater? When did the press, labor, universities … Continue reading

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Not What Reagan Wanted

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) We’ve remarked throughout this site about the extreme weirdness of today’s political situation.  It’s not what we grew up with, for sure, and in fact the word “conservative” is used in ways we wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Super-Rich CEOs are killing your retirement

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) (Paul B. Farrell, an investing and personal finance columnist for CBS MarketWatch, has just come out with a series of 3 posts about the attack of the radical right.  I’m posting all three.  He’s a … Continue reading

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Tax the Super Rich now or face a revolution

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) (Paul B. Farrell, an investing and personal finance columnist for CBS MarketWatch, has just come out with a series of 3 posts about the attack of the radical right.  I’m posting all three.  He’s an … Continue reading

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New Civil War erupts, led by super rich, GOP

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) (Paul B. Farrell, an investing and personal finance columnist for CBS MarketWatch, has just come out with a series of 3 posts about the attack of the radical right.  I’m posting all three.  He’s a … Continue reading

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Reagan insider: GOP Destroyed U.S. Economy

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) By Paul B. Farrell, MarketWatch           ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. (MarketWatch) — “How my G.O.P. destroyed the U.S. economy.” Yes, that is exactly what David Stockman, President Ronald Reagan’s director of the Office of Management … Continue reading

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