Monthly Archives: June 2015

@ObsoleteDogma

Regarding your essay: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/06/20/everything-you-need-to-know-about-why-greece-might-leave-the-euro/ Call this wise cracking merde about a serious subject! Or call it a breezy, mocking political travelogue: didn’t Milton Friedman say I can look with equanimity on the misfortunes of others? The Financial Times has done … Continue reading

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Shaming the Greeks: The Financial Times

On the question of the IMF, we have an answer from Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Headline: IMF has betrayed its mission in Greece, captive to EMU creditors Sub-headline: The IMF’s Original Sin in Greece was to let Dominique Strauss-Kahn hijack the institution … Continue reading

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The Financial Times calls for Greek surrender!

Headline: ‘Time to concede with honour and end crisis’ Sub-headline: ‘Grexit is a soluble problem merely cloaked in an aura of impossibility’ The Greeks have the temerity to challenge the neo-liberal rationalism of Austerity and to declare that they wish … Continue reading

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Episode XXVI of The E.U. Political Melodrama: Ukraine, Greece and Finland, while Spain waits in the wings

Lawrence Summers tells us on May 17,2015 that ‘Reform-minded Ukraine merits debt reduction’ http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/ff3634fc-fa44-11e4-a41c-00144feab7de.html#axzz3cwwSYOV5 Before this on January 26, 2015 the FT publishes this ‘News story’ titled ‘IMF pressed to increase lending to Ukraine’ http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/26cbe0b2-a413-11e4-b01e-00144feab7de.html#axzz3cwwSYOV5 Again we read this ‘News … Continue reading

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Lexington, Obama and Stefan Shakespeare’s Drawbridge, a comment by Political Cynic

Here is the crux of the matter according to Lexington on ‘Obama’s agenda in the balance’, after Mr. Shakespeare’s Drawbridge nonsense, which simply demonstrates lazy thinking, and or political desperation, which grabs ahold of the latest intellectual gimmick: ‘… a … Continue reading

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On the Greek Crisis, episode LV, a comment by Political Observer

After the provocative, even taunting essay titled ‘Greeks chose poverty, let them have their way’ at the Financial Times of June 9, 2015 by technocrat Francesco Giavazzi. And Anatole Kaletsky’s essay of June 11,2015, ominously titled ‘A Greek suicide?’ that … Continue reading

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@WorldNews24x7 @MichaelWolffNYC

‘If you were in charge of NBC News and Williams were caught telling exaggerated or made-up stories on your watch, what would you do? I would do what Roger Ailes would do. Through Roger’s eyes, the issue is: What does … Continue reading

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Anatole Kaletsky on a Greek suicide? A comment by Almost Marx

Prof. Francesco Giavazzi’s essay at the Financial Times takes a more belligerent attitude toward the Greeks than Mr. Kaletsky, here: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2bc11fe8-0dd5-11e5-9a65-00144feabdc0.html?hubRefSrc=email&utm_source=lfemail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=lfnotification#lf_comment=326599569 Mr. Kaletsky’s has impeccable Neo-Liberal credentials and he lets the Greeks know that their blackmail scheme won’t work, if … Continue reading

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FT and Prof. Giavazzi

Prof. Francesco Giavazzi’s essay is full of hyperbole, that first demonstrates a certain ignorance of  American politics in this : ‘Imagine President Barack Obama taking part in high-level talks for months on end, where little was on the agenda except … Continue reading

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The Greek Crisis: Three essays, a comment by Almost Marx

The first of these essays dated June 6,2015 is titled Chronicle of a struggle in which quite surprisingly Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls, Mr Tsipras literary contribution to the debate, followed by the Oxbridger’s literary contribution of Joseph K. of … Continue reading

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