Sunday, December 23, 2012


We Take Care Of Our Own: Joe Firestone: NEP
Forget The Fiscal Cliff: Stephanie Kelton: LA Times
Menace To Society: P O Neil: Fist Full Of Euros
Obama Only Tries To Save Republicans: Cenk Uygur: Alternet
MSM In The Tank For GOP: Beverly Mann: Angry Bear
Your Family Or Business Is Not A Government: Bill Mitchell
Debt, Deficits And Demographics: Dean Baker
Rimbaud Conservativism: Corey Robin: Crooked Timber
An Apology: Golem XVI
Get your head around this Paul and you may actually become useful to the American People: the President self identifies with the Congressional leadership of both parties, the Elite, who have achieved what they have achieved these last 30 years by serving the interests of the super rich and been profoundly rewarded for it. Invisible Bond Vigilantes are the last available cover for screwing his own voters.
Democrats Are Republicans, But Only After Elections: Rob Urie: Counter Punch

Friday, December 21, 2012


Make no mistake, President Obama wants to find a way to cut Social Security and Medicare. This is not because he is evil and heartless but because he has spent his very successful career surrounded almost entirely by people who think this would be a good idea. He wants badly to do this because through the ideological prism of those he identifies with it is an unquestionably good idea. If it does not seem like an absolute good to you, you must accept that the President does not identify with you. If you think it is a bad idea, you might consider if the President has self identified with some bad folks and what incentives might exist to make that look like a good idea. The difference between money as a private claim and a public good might have something to do with it, and those he hangs with want desperately for it to be a private claim.

Selling Greece Down The River: Golem XVI
Selling America Down The River: Thomas Furguson: Naked Capitalism
Why Bad Models Dominate: Cathy O'Neil: Naked Capitalism
One Obvious Path To A New Dark Age: Rick Bookstaber
AV House: BAK Architects: archdaily