Category Archives: Economics for Dummies

Fire and Fury: The unsexy but still shocking revelations

Host Gregory Wilpert and guest Doug Henwood discuss some of the more surprising (though less headline-making) aspects of Michael Wolff’s book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. The big take-away here? The sheer extent to which Ol’ Donnie’s … Continue reading

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How Donnie fucked Puerto Rico over

Just imagine having to spend MONTHS (not days, not even weeks, but MONTHS) after a catastrophic hurricane (Maria, remember her?) without a working power infrastructure. And having to suffer the added indignity of watching Donnie and his cronies (Ryan Fucking … Continue reading

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Quotable: Bernie Sanders on Canadian healthcare

Bernie shows off just how much he knows about history and medicare…and how much the US has forgotten in its “MAGA” decline. Shame on Donnie and his minions.

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Whitefish Energy: Puerto Rico says ¡NO!

David Pakman updates the Whitefish Energy scandal and makes a larger point: Donnie Drumpf & Co. hate the “fake news” media not only because they do, in fact, report real news, but also because the news they report shames them … Continue reading

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Shame on you, Neil Macdonald…AGAIN.

As someone who lives in what’s so quaintly called a “bedroom community”, I get to see my fair share and then some of what happens when people flee the unaffordable real estate market of Toronto. Good things, occasionally; bad things, … Continue reading

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Donnie Drumpf’s Dubya moment

A general calls out Donnie for his poor response to Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico, and does so in no uncertain terms. He calls out everything from his outdated crony capitalism (the Jones Act, which enables Donnie’s Wall Street … Continue reading

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The Blaze is burning out

Gee. All of a sudden I don’t feel so bad about running this here little ol’ never-made-a-dime blog. Because remember all those professional ‘wingers and their whiz-bang “news” outlets (note the quotes, there for a reason)? Well, one of them … Continue reading

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Quotable: Evo Morales on capitalism

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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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