Category Archives: Economics for Dummies

A few random thoughts on Omar Khadr

By now, it should be no secret to any of you who have read this blog over the years (thank you!) that I am utterly against the so-called War on Terror. I’ve repeatedly said that it is not a war … Continue reading

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Finally, someone admits that “clean coal” is a lie

There you have it, from the horse’s mouth (or its south end): “Carbon capture and sequestration” is another way of saying “No coal”. Hey, how about we just go with NO COAL? I mean, it’s not like it was fingered … Continue reading

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Donnie Drumpf’s Carrier jobs lie comes back to bite him

Yeah, surprise, Indiana: He lied to get your votes. The man is a chronic, pathological liar. And you fell for it. You were told what he was before you voted for him, and you didn’t listen. Hope you enjoy your … Continue reading

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Previously unseen interview with Che Guevara comes to light

This is indeed a rare treat: Not only hearing Che in his own words, but speaking excellent French as well. A summary of the contents of this short interview, courtesy Aporrea: Cuban television aired a previously unseen interview with the … Continue reading

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What REALLY happened last night — er, YEAR — in Sweden

Here’s something that should knock Drumpf’s combover right off his head: Yeah, how about that. The Swedish economy is booming. Socialism really IS good for capitalism! Not for individual crooked capitalists so much, maybe, but for an economy, any economy? … Continue reading

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Quotable: Eugene V. Debs on socialism

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Thoughts and impressions on the French election

The flags are tricolor; the supporters of the new president, multi-colored. The margin of victory, at latest count, stands at exactly two to one for Emmanuel Macron. A decisive victory over his nationalist rival, Marine Le Pen. And yet. It’s … Continue reading

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Bernie burns Drumpf

So okay, this is a few days late. (I only saw this just this morning.) But it’s not a penny short.

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Stupid Sex Tricks: Bummer jeans for the bourgeoisie

Yes, those are jeans that unzip all down the crotch, from front of waist to back. And all down the legs, as well. They’re hideous, they’re hideously overpriced, they go from borderline obscene to actually obscene with just the pull … Continue reading

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The bullshit hypocrisy of Luis Almagro

Oh joy, oh bliss, oh yay. Once more, a brave lone voice of democracy has spoken out against a country creeping ever so slowly yet steadily toward dictatorship. No, he’s not talking about the recent power-grab of Sultan Erdogan in … Continue reading

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