Monthly Archives: August 2018

Venture Capitalist Nick Hanauer, the Democrats & Reagan’s 11th Commandment: Political Observer comments

‘Nick Hanauer is a Seattle-based entrepreneur and venture capitalist, and the founder of Civic Ventures, a public-policy incubator.’ Its Summer and America’s favorite Political Gossip Sheet opens the ‘Floor’ to another ‘Greedy Capitalist’ to lecture the all and sundry members … Continue reading

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The ‘insights’ of david.bromwich@yale.edu : a collection of quotes and commentary on his London Review of Books essay ‘American Breakdown’. Part One? By Political Observer (Revised)

Mr. Bromwich manages to avoid the current political hysteria ,or simply to mute it, therefore making it more palatable to the reader, than the Corporate Media hysterics.He even manages to shame these political actors, yet at the same moment to … Continue reading

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Extra!Extra! Read all about it!!! Andy Divine on Trump and the ‘enlightened Saudi Prince’, Trump & the Mueller investigation, Corbyn & Anti-Semitism! Mr. Divine’s specialty is fully realized political hysterics: Andy delivers the goods! ( Walter Winchell & Lee Atwater … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Uber & Lyft fight for their place in New York’s ‘Taxi Wars’. Political Observer comments

Uber and Lyft ,and the others cited in this article, are Taxi Services not ‘ride-hailing services’ and are regulated in the Public Interest by the City of New York. Something the Financial Times can’t seem to grasp! But theses companies, … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com: Trump is not an Isolationist! Political Observer comments

Mr. Ganesh doesn’t offer much in his latest essay. But this one word quote from the Foreign Policy technocrat Richard Haass: ‘Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations suggests “abdication”, …’ What is happening is that the  technocrats, from … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times, episode DCCCLIII: the defamation of Jeremy Corbyn reaches another hysterical denouement. Old Socialist considers some of the ‘arguments’

For the readership of this newspaper with a memory longer than last week, this newspaper and its writer/hirelings have been Anti-Corbyn, since he began his rise in the Labour Party, as the alternative to the ruling Blairite faction. The Party … Continue reading

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Macri vs. Argentine Farmers and the IMF. Old Socialist comments

The IMF mantra of ‘Austerity’ has never worked ! Macri will go through the motions: “It has become clear that Macri wants to focus the fiscal cuts on spending, without backtracking on commitments to lower taxes, especially on agricultural exports,” … Continue reading

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sebastian.payne@ft.com on Mrs. May’s failure to seize and hold the political high ground of the Tory Reformer. Old Socialist comments

Mr. Payne in the second and third paragraphs of his essay offers an evaluation of Mrs. May’s failed ‘vision’ for Tory politics, when she was elevated to replace the bungling and  bulling Mr. Cameron. … Back in the summer of … Continue reading

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Reading Michiko Kakutani’s ‘Deconstrution industry: Issues with truth in modern American’ ‘. American Writer comments

Reading Ms. Kakutani’s essay/fable titled ‘Deconstrution industry: Issues with truth in modern American’ in the July 27, 2018 print issue  and ‘Trump and the truth: Michiko Kakutani explores the issues with truth in modern America’ in the online version,of the TLS … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com on Trump , The Republicans and the rise of ‘a coherent populist’ . Old Socialist comments

Mr. Ganesh is almost back to form, almost. As he describes the American political landscape of August 2018, it resembles the political present, yet his quick travelogue or just a history made to measure, lacks a complete description of the … Continue reading

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