Category Archives: Economics for Dummies

Who the hell is Stephen Fucking Bannon?

26 minutes of your time, folks. That’s all Abby Martin needs to lay out the facts. If your hair’s not turning white by the end of it, you weren’t paying attention. (Either that, or you must already be white-haired…or bald.) … Continue reading

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Quotable: Don Freeman on anarchy vs. capitalism

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West Virginia feels the Bern

Holy frack. You have GOT to see this town-hall meeting Bernie Sanders attended in McDowell County, West Virginia: McDowell has the distinction of being the setting of Homer Hickam’s memoir, Rocket Boys (and the movie based on it, October Sky). … Continue reading

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Cambodia’s “war debt” is bullshit

Ever wonder what’s been going on in Cambodia since Pol Pot became history? Well, a few things have: It’s become a high-water mark of sorts for human rights abuses, with one third of the country’s people killed in a genocide … Continue reading

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40 years of human-rights abuses in “democratic” Venezuela, documented

The Caracazo of February-March 1989 was just the tip of an iceberg. A peaceful protest against a government betrayal, just the latest since “democracy” came to Venezuela in 1958, met with violent crackdown. As the social order disintegrated, looters stormed … Continue reading

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Bananas.

Q. How stupid are Brexit voters’ reasons for voting Brexit? A. THIS stupid. “It was bananas what did it for you?” Yes, really. Bananas — one straight one — apparently convinced this woman to throw her vote away on an … Continue reading

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Dragons’ Den: Arlene dishes on Kevin O’Leary

Arlene Dickinson has some frank things to say about her former colleague on the CBC entrepreneur show. The scariest? That what you saw there is what you get. There is no “real Kevin” apart from the show. He really IS … Continue reading

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Drumpf supporters get Berned

Watch how, in less than five minutes, Bernie Sanders reaches a voter who was duped by Drumpf: How I wish he’d done this before the election. For that matter, how I wish he’d done this as the Democratic candidate, which … Continue reading

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Colombian currency mafias in Venezuela: How they operate

A Colombian currency smuggler arrested by Venezuelan federal police. Stacks of 100-bolivar notes can be seen on the truck bed behind him. Further to my earlier piece today, here’s a little information on what the Venezuelan government is tackling with … Continue reading

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Venezuela takes drastic new measures against currency trafficking

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro took to the TV to announce something stunning recently: the removal of an entire denomination of Venezuelan currency from circulation. Here’s the story, via Aporrea: Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro informed on his VTV show, Contacto con … Continue reading

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