Confederacy Statues Tumble in New Orleans

May 23, 2017

Every so often America surprises itself. For those of you who may have missed the news: the city of New Orleans has been removing statues that honor Confederate heroes of the Civil War. These statues have stood since a few years after that war ended and had become symbols of the revisionist ┬áhistory told in [more…]

Healthcare in the Senate

May 23, 2017

It's all quiet in the Senate. Apparently various groups are discussing healthcare reform, but no one wants to be the person to break ranks and tell America that its healthcare system will be dismantled ... or not. Vagueness abounds. Senators duck and weave rather than talk about it. It's almost as if they'd all prefer [more…]

Budget Fog and Budget Clarity

May 23, 2017

On a clear day we can dream of being free from the farce and incompetence that is Trump. Meanhwile back in reality ...

The Trump budget released this week is both indescribably foggy and clear as a bright spring day. It is a perfect statement of 'Trumpism' from its devastation of the poor, through its [more…]

Equilibrium: A Weed to Pull

May 18, 2017

Just how pejorative must we be in order to get attention? There are silly things in economics that need to be weeded out, so that something better can emerge. Sometimes I just say the whole thing is a waste of time, after all economics is not simply a body of thought, but it is also [more…]

Election 2016

May 8, 2017

With the daily show that is Trump, along with it overt corruption and pandering to the plutocracy, I sometimes ponder what if ...

I was never a Clinton fan: she is a vestige of the neoliberal turn the Democrats took as they quaked at the feet of Reagan, but she would have been better than [more…]