Monthly Archives: March 2019

Andy Divine contemplates the monster he helped create! Old Socialist comments briefly

Andy Divine is at full shriek in his March 22,2019 column titled: Trump Is a Massive Failure — and Getting Exactly What He Wants What eludes Mr. Divine’s grasp is exactly how to define the pressing question of what Trump … Continue reading

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Mrs. May & the evolving ‘Brexit catastrophe’. Old Socialist comments

Here is a bit of long overdue political realism, from an anonymous Tory : One Tory MP who voted for Mrs May’s deal, said: “Every single person I speak to in my party is saying she needs to go — … Continue reading

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Edward Luce’s toxic amalgam of ‘Depth Psychology’ & The Occult, as an exploratory device for American politics 2019. Old Socialist wonders

Headline: Magical thinking crosses party lines in America Sub-headline: The left may prefer white magic to Donald Trump’s black, but everyone is dabbling Mr. Luce wastes no time calling to account the New Democrats for their lackadaisical attitude toward Trump. … Continue reading

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Edouard Philippe announces the new hard line on the gilets jaunes . Old Socialist comments

As the ‘in-order-too’ of saving Macron, M. 37%,  from his demonstrated incompetence to ‘govern’ France, much less to lead the E.U. , Edouard Philippe announces a harder line on gilets jaunes , an increase in fines, and the firing of … Continue reading

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@FT of two minds on the latest Brexit Melodrama? Old Socialist shares the Headlines

Headline:May warns UK faces ‘crisis’ following Bercow ruling Sub-headline: Commons Speaker has said PM’s Brexit deal must be substantially changed before a further vote Headline: Bercow’s bombshell cannot mask May’s Brexit failure Sub-headline:Prime minister has lacked political skill and made … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Vulture Capitalist Paul Singer defends his greed as ‘shareholder accountability’ ! Almost Marx scoffs

Headline: Do not let company founders hide from accountability Sub-headline: Lyft’s dual class structure will prevent shareholders from having reasonable input Recall Mr. Singer as the purchaser of Argentina’s bad debt? and the fact that Macri paid the ransom for … Continue reading

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Macron Apologetics from Financial Times, episode DLVII: Old Socialist considers the ‘Grand Débat National’.

Headline:Emmanuel Macron scents revival as France’s great debate ends Sub-headline: President plans next steps after national dialogue that has shown his campaigning vigour M. Macron addresses not ‘the people’ but 600 mayors, should this surprise? Mr Macron — who launched … Continue reading

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