Category tax policy for the 99%

Reliving the Weimar Republic

I wrote many months ago about the Weimar Republic and how and why it collapsed into fascism once conditions got bad enough. Remember? Bad stuff happening now that Trump has unleashed all his ugly hate in his choices for the people to staff his new administration. Not surprising. I’m amazed that it took everyone so […]

Waiting for next Wednesday

I hate to say this, but unless The Donald falls down and breaks a hip (he IS 70), he will win the presidency next Tuesday. The accumulated drip-drip-drip of bad news for Clinton has reached a point where she cannot pull enough independent voters to win. The re-opened FBI investigation (which seems to dove-tail with […]

Did we already collapse?

A couple of days ago, I posted about the convergence of economic bellwethers that pointed to economic collapse in the near future.I have more detail on the unemployment situation. Two of my go-to sources have indicated that the BLS report on employment last month are ‘problematic’. As you may be aware, the ‘headline’ unemployment figure […]

Economic clock: three stories

This will be short, as we all have lives to pursue. And there’s going to be more stuff on your plate now than there was before. Three articles of note today. First: Deutsche Bank (the fourth biggest banking concern in the EU) is not giving its customers the gold that they are allowed to retrieve […]

End stage capitalism– spelled ‘Louisiana’

Some friends associated with the venerable Living Theatre of 1960’s fame are currently touring a show on capitalism as a form of sado-masochism. I got to see Know Your Rites at a dress rehearsal. Not an easy thing to watch, but I’ve been thinking about it a great deal (and you should go see it […]

Enough, Already!

A diatribe against Second Amendment ‘freedom’ I’m fresh off anger over the disgraceful Senate vote against restricting individuals on the terror watch list from purchasing weapons. My librul friends are posting their disgust, while my tinfoil hat uh, friends, are posting things like this meme above. For the record: We did not get a Second Amendment because […]

Why Trump is winning

I’ve been working on a project of sorts lately. Undertaken by some progressive liberals I know, the impetus of the project is to find experts in a variety of fields who will assess what they think a Trump presidency will look like (in terms of damage to the US’ international prestige as well as economic and […]