Category Archives: Media and Propaganda

The Terrifying Truth About Politics

The preceding post began with a little-noticed quotation from Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic convention: “I believe that our economy isn’t working the way it should because our democracy isn’t working the way it should.” We saw in … 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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Obsessing on Economic Reality

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) “My wife once told me that the thing to remember about your own obsession,” a friend recently told me, “is that it’s not the same as other people’s obsessions.”  (My obsession especially, he tactfully declined to … Continue reading

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The Propaganda Barrage

 (Return to the Contents Topics page.)           You see it and hear it every day in the mainstream (corporate) media, stories and assertions designed to cover up the true state of the economy and the direction it’s headed.   Most people read … Continue reading

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Media and Propaganda

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) Obsessing on Economic Reality: As the impass on the budget continues and the threat of alapsing debt limit looms, the need for reality-based economic analyses presented to theAmerican people to combat the Reaganomics propaganda … Continue reading

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Fixing the Broken Tax System

          Yesterday morning I found a Yahoo! News article from the Associate Press by Stephen Ohlemacher entitled: “Super rich see taxes fall dramatically.”  The same article was in my Albany Times Union under the headline: “Tax day a good day … Continue reading

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The Fear Campaign

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) “No Way Out of Debt Trap, Gross Says:  U.S. Living Standards Doomed to Fall.”           The billionaires on the radical right want Americans to be very afraid for their financial future, and accept draconian … Continue reading

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