Monthly Archives: March 2019

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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anne-sylvaine.chassany@ft.com on the ‘Grand Débat National’ . Old Socialist comments

Headline: Macron’s response to the ‘gilets jaunes’ taps a French thirst for debate Sub-headline: A Montpellier window into grievances aired in the ‘Grand Débat National’ Poor Macron, he stumbles over his authoritarianism under the rubric of Jupertarian Politics, that is … Continue reading

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From the Versailles Dining Room of The Hoover Institution, episode CCXXIII: Niall Ferguson’s obsession with ‘The Left’. Old Socialist comments

Headline:In this Cold War between Trump and China, beware the enemy within Sub-headline: As tensions rise across the Pacific, whose side are US socialists on? https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/comment/in-this-cold-war-between-trump-and-china-beware-the-enemy-within-zz87wk2js As preamble to my comment on the above, recall Mr. Ferguson’s stern warning from … Continue reading

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Andy Divine on Rep. Ilhan Omar. Old Socialist comments

Andy Divine has the habit of  public moralizing on the political conduct of others,  from his column of March 08, 2019. Let’s get this out of the way first: Using the phrases “all about the Benjamins” and “allegiance to a … Continue reading

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@jonathanchait scolds Republicans about ‘no votes’ on ‘Anti-Hate Resolution’ but misses the real story! Old Socialist comments

Headline: Two Dozen House Republicans Oppose Anti-Hate Resolution for Some Reason Mr. Chait proves himself to be a true ‘Centrist’ , the current alliance between the Neo-Cons & The New Democrats, by focusing on the minority Republican response to the … Continue reading

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David McWilliams on Bernanke as the cause of Ocasio-Cortez or Political Economy becomes erstaz Theology. Old Socialist comments

Headline: Quantitative easing was the father of millennial socialism Sub-headline: Federal Reserve’s bid to stave off depression sowed the seeds of a generational revolt Welcome to Mr. David McWilliams and his brand of Political Economy, that is obsessed with a … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Lionel Barber ‘reviews’ William Burns’ ‘The Back Channel’. Old Socialist comments

The headline writers at The Financial Times worked their dark magic to confect this: The fallen superpower: US foreign policy from triumph to hubris Veteran diplomat William Burns details shifts under five presidents in ‘The Back Channel’ Who better than … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Macron’s plan for Europe, while the Gilets Jaunes control France. Old Socialist comments

While Macron’s Napoleonic Ambition never seems to be in contact with the wholesale rebellion that is tearing France apart: his Neo-Liberalization of France has met defiance by the seeming leaderless ‘The Great Unwashed’: https://newleftreview.org/II/115/didier-fassin-anne-claire-defossez-an-improbable-movement In lieu of National Leadership Macron’s … Continue reading

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