democracy

Test Bed For Gridlock?

by on July 19, 2017

We all complain about the gridlock in Washington. Nothing, it seems, can get done. Everyone becomes more and more cynical and disenchanted with government. Our [more…]

Healthcare Abyss

by on July 18, 2017

What are we to make of a major political party that is prepared to cast tens of millions of voters into the abyss? Really?

What [more…]

Healthcare Update

by on June 27, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the Senate's healthcare bill. It is as damning as expected. All you need to know is encapsulated [more…]

Channelling Galbraith

by on April 28, 2017

Jamie Galbraith's conclusion in his essay at Dissent magazine:
"The progressive alternative to an economic program of reckless stimulus and real-estate capital gains is a [more…]

Reflections

by on April 7, 2017

It is easy to be partisan. It is easy to believe in sweeping utopian solutions. It is easy to delude yourself that what you think [more…]

Firms: Who Knew?

by on April 4, 2017

One of the controversies buried by contemporary economists in their great cause of advocating market freedoms, is that of the role of central panning. There [more…]

Impossibilities and The Market Turn

by on April 4, 2017

One of the least credible aspects of economics, an enterprise that suffers from a credibility problem at the best of times, is that of general [more…]

Republican Dilemma

by on March 24, 2017

We are down to the wire in Congress: will the Republican party be able to live up to its six year old promise to eliminate [more…]

The Beginning

by on January 24, 2017

Already the Trump regime is taking shape. Or, rather, I ought say the agenda is taking shape since the cabinet that is supposed to be [more…]

Only Class Can Trump Trump

by on January 24, 2017

I came across the Trump phenomenon up close yesterday. The cause was prosaic, I was having a┬átechnician fix our washing machine. How ordinary is that? [more…]