Monthly Archives: August 2019

The Financial Times on David Koch: Old Socialist comments

Who can forget this moment in the life of this notorious Oligarch/Hyper-Reactionary? As reported by John Gapper @FT, Gapper’s report in a bold font, and note his use of utterly dismissive characterizations of the audience : “harried Brooklyn moms and … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com on ‘moderation to the point of tedium’. Political Observer comments

The cast of characters of Mr. Ganesh’s latest political melodrama is a crowded field! First to appear in the headline of this Capitalist Apologetic newspaper is ‘The Populist Left’ ,hardly a surprise: the specter of Marx in his various political/economic … Continue reading

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@TheEconomist Oxbridgers on the possibility of a ‘Global Downturn’. Political Observer comments

Headline: Markets are braced for a global downturn Sub-headline: The signals from bonds, currencies and commodities are increasingly alarming  Its almost as if American Television’s dreck merchant Aaron Spelling had reincarnated as a writer or writers for the Economist. The … Continue reading

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Andy Divine on the ‘brilliant,bespoke’ Michael Anton! Political Observer comments

Andy opens his essay of August 16, 2019, with praise for Straussian Michael Anton as ‘brilliant, bespoke’ it might be a faux pas to call a man ‘chic’?  Mr. Anton began his career, at least to my knowledge, with his … Continue reading

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@TheEconomist jumps on the ‘Inequality Bandwagon’? Old Socialist comments

The Posh Boys & Girls @TheEconomist  now find it necessary to address the vexing question of ‘inequality’ ? In this  very narrow political/historical context: Headline: The Mittelstand’s corporate success comes at a cost Sub-headline: Germany’s rising current-account surplus has been … Continue reading

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edward.luce@ft.com on ‘The Hong Kong Test’ . Old Socialist comments

Headline: America is failing the Hong Kong test Sub-headline: Indifference to pro-democracy protests highlights degeneration of US foreign policy Mr. Luce frames his lament, maladroitly, in the deeply held notion of American Exceptionalism. Except that this version of exceptionalism renders … Continue reading

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In the pages of The Financial Times: Macri declared a failure! Political Observer comments

Mr.  Torres’ essay doesn’t even begin to offer something like a diagnosis, for the failure of Macri’s failed ‘Austerity Lite’. Awash in Econo-Speak , a stand-in for obfuscation.  Or is this offered in lieu of an actual diagnosis. In sum, … Continue reading

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