Monthly Archives: November 2019

The Financial Times’ ‘Wealth Editor’ Stefan Wagstyl ,with the help of UBS, produces a defense of Billionaires! Old Socialist comments

The reader just might wonder at what exactly a ‘Wealth Editor’ is/does? Its obvious that part of the job is to construct apologetics for billionaires, as in  this essay. As UBS is the ‘source’ for this opinion piece, what will … Continue reading

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The Financial Times on the Bloomberg candidacy. Old Socialist comments

What reader can forget the Edward Luce’s  essay of Nov. 7, 2019 ? Headline: America’s religious war will test the limits of democracy Sub-headline: Liberal dogmatism risks alienating the ‘exhausted majority’ https://www.ft.com/content/0a4ac312-00f3-11ea-be59-e49b2a136b8d Will Mr. Luce’s doom and gloom be lifted … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com is suffering from Old Cold War nostalgia, as a meandering apologetic for The New Cold War? Old Socialist comments

Its unfortunate that Mr. Ganesh missed reading Matthew Goodwin’s essay of Sunday November 3, 2019 in which he quotes H.L. Mencken: … The American journalist and critic HL Mencken once remarked that “the whole aim of practical politics is to … Continue reading

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Gideon Rachman & Matthew Goodwin on the British Election, and the ‘Populist Menace’: A Thought Experiment . Old Socialist comments

Headline: The age of democratic deadlock Sub-headline: Around the world, radicalization is making coalition and consensus much harder The headline writers at the Financial Times and Mr. Rachman : ‘Welcome to the age of democratic deadlock’ The anti-system parties are … Continue reading

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