Category unemployment

HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE –the Trump era reboot

We are now in the Trump era. Even if the folks attempting to tip over Trump by begging electors to vote against the state totals, we will never be able as a nation to escape what has been wrought on us by this election. And I suspect all attempts to reboot the election will fail. […]

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 […]

Cog-ni-tive Dis-so-nance in 2016

There’s a year’s worth of blog material in the news over the  past five days (and no, I’m not talking about my birthday). I wouldn’t ever have to do anything artsy fartsy here again (memo to self–why is spellcheck okay with ‘artsy’, not with ‘fartsy’?). I hear there was an election that didn’t go the […]

How to Stop the Empire in your living room!

I spent my Saturday performing in Zuccotti Park/Liberty Square, the place where OWS started some five years ago. The newest version of HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB kicked off around 1 PM and I had a decent crowd of people there to listen. I brought new material in on the […]

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 […]

GOOD MORNING! (bite me)

(Please don’t read this if you’re already as morose as I am. I don’t like the phrase ‘trigger warning’ but I’ve got a few here. Please remember I’m the guy who showed you this picture about the upcoming election). Wow! An interesting if less-than-productive summer, with Labor Day approaching like a woman scorned.  I’m tired. Like […]

The Jobs Lie–Trump calls it

Everyone reading this knows I’m not a fan of Donald Trump. But he got something right and even MSM has to admit it. I’m not talking about election fraud (which everyone is pretending didn’t happen in the Clinton Vs Sanders dustup). This is fundamental to the case Hillary Clinton is making for a ‘third Obama […]

Done with election 2016

The ideal of American Democracy wanders out of the two parties’ conventions like a gut-shot deer bleeding out.The GOP fest was crazy as one could imagine, with the Cinnamon Hitler (h/t to Lee Camp for that) now the candidate, while in foul Philly, the Democrats nominated Hillary Rodham Clinton after a race  that made clear that […]

Sanders end-game and the DNC

Hillary Rodham Clinton is now the official nominee for the DNC. As Sting would say, Well, good luck to ya.  I knew last year that Bernie stood almost no chance of winning the nomination. But he finished far better than any runner-up since the presidential primary system began. And between the Arnebeck lawsuit, the coming […]