Monthly Archives: June 2016

Senator Warren on market competition

The Republicans effuse about the free market, meaning a market where competition incentivizes producers to make better products for less consumer cost. While that’s the spin they sell what they really mean is where companies can have near monopoly power … Continue reading

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Kawehi covers Heart-Shaped Box

Nice creative touches.

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The struggle for a more democratized energy system

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Senator Warren’s derivatives proposal

Following are her FB comments on making banks responsible for their speculative derivatives via a new Bill, the Derivatives Oversight and Taxpayer Protection Act. Of course the Republicans and the corporate Democrats will vote it down. I’ll provide the actual … Continue reading

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Sanders is one of the few exceptions

Following up on this post, Sanders is one of the few Democratic exceptions to the establishment rule. His entire career has been spent defending the working class and asking that the elite pay their fair share and treat their workers … Continue reading

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Human potential satire

I attended a massage therapy school in San Diego from the summer of ’84 to summer of ’85. It was called IPSB, which at the time stood for the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing. It later changed its name to the … Continue reading

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Liberal class warfare

This meme is exactly right. I’m reading Listen, Liberal by Thomas Frank. Establishment liberals became the Party of the professional class and no longer represent the working class. They adopted the Republican notion that the best and brightest, at least … Continue reading

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Brian Justin Crum

Excellent performance on AGT:

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Good things in the Democratic Platform

I’ve bitched about what they didn’t do, so here’s Hartmann on what they do agree on.

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Evan Thompson talk at Google

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