plutocracy

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…]

Budget Fog and Budget Clarity

by on 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 [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…]

Amateur Hour

by on February 14, 2017

I can't resist. I have tried, but I can't.

Trump is a total amateur. A complete child in a land of grown ups.

His organizational [more…]

Economy Base Level

by on January 29, 2017

We are, no doubt, about to be barraged by a torrent of alternative facts concerning the economy and economic growth under our new leader. So [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…]