Monthly Archives: May 2019

The Financial Times at War with Peronism (Cristina Fernández de Kirchner). Political Observer comments

Headline: Argentines should reject the return of Peronism Sub-headline: President Mauricio Macri should stick to his guns on economic policy What sector of the Argentine population will read your pro-Macri polemic? in the guise of a dire warning against Peronism, … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com on the candidacy of Elizabeth Warren. Political Observer comments

Notice the monetary framing of the headline writers: Elizabeth Warren is underpriced in the Democratic race That is buried deep in the body of  the Ganesh chatter: She is, if not the best candidate in this race, then certainly the … Continue reading

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Rachman vs Streeck on ‘Europe’. Old Socialist comments

Wolfgang Streeck offers a very different perspective here, from the earnest political agonizing of gideon.rachman@ft.com : Title: Democracy a challenge to the European project Headline: The EU is a doomed empire Sub-headline: European tensions are growing. There is Brexit, a … Continue reading

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Dizzy Old Queen Andy Divine comments on the Teresa May resignation, and his prediction that Posh Boy dull-wit Boris Johnson , will succeed her is …… Political Observer comments

The melodramatic headline for this picture should scream: Tory Bitch Cries Real Tears, For Herself! Poor Andy can’t even pretend to any sympathy for this incompetent. Even David Cameron managed the usual  “she’s a dedicated public servant”. The last paragraph … Continue reading

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Cass Sunstein admonishes Bernie Sanders at The Economist web site. Old Socialist scoffs!

Headline: Does freedom need guidance? Sub-headline: In this week’s podcast we speak to Cass Sunstein, a former White House advisor and co-author of “Nudge” Anne McElvoy interviews Cass Sunstein, a former advisor to Barack Obama and co-author of “Nudge”, a … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Mr. John McTernan ‘reviews’ three books on Jeremy Corbyn. Old Socialist comments

Who better than Mr. John McTernan, ‘Tony Blair’s political secretary’ to ‘review’ three books by three members  ‘Corbyn’s Brain-Trust’ ? At least in the worldview of the Posh Boys & Girls of the Financial Times. Now, it doesn’t quite match … Continue reading

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The political ‘self-rehabilitation’ of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner causes wide spread panic in the Neo-Liberal Press. Old Socialist comments

This May 9, 2019 Financial Times report by Benedict Mander provides a clue as to the possible ‘how’ of the coming political self-rehabilitation of Fernández de Kirchner:   Headline: Argentina’s Fernández fuels speculation over election candidacy Sub-headline: ‘The young are … Continue reading

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