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US citizens protest against re-opening too soon

The Grim Reaper is a really nice touch: Reminds me of that part in Mother Night (by Kurt Vonnegut, a must-read) in which a character chants, almost melodiously, the German phrase: “Leichenträger zur Wache!” (“Corpse-carriers to the guardhouse!”) He’s remembering … Continue reading

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Quotable: Adam Smith on capitalism and poverty

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COVID-19: An opportunity for the Shock Doctrine — or its opponents?

Naomi Klein expands, briefly, on ideas from a book she wrote several years ago: I especially love how she takes a quote from far-right economist Milton Friedman (the author of the original Shock Doctrine, which Klein critically examined in her … Continue reading

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What the 1918 flu pandemic can teach us about public health today

John M. Barry, author of The Great Influenza, talks about how badly the US handled a pandemic that most likely started on home turf. Secrecy, censorship, and denial prevailed during the 1918-19 flu pandemic. The public were often lied to, … Continue reading

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Headline Howler: The NYT’s epidumbic moment

Won’t someone please think of all the crapitalists (and the taxes they’re not paying)? I’m sure that even without the highlight, you could see what the fuck was so wrong with this headline.

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Headline Howler: Can the WaPo even count?

I mean, even a grade schooler can see that Bernie was right. And 8 million people isn’t exactly chicken feed.

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Quotable: Emma Goldman on forced birth

“The defenders of authority dread the advent of a free motherhood, lest it will rob them of their prey. Who would fight wars? Who would create wealth? Who would make the policeman, the jailer, if woman were to refuse the … Continue reading

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Sebastian Gorka: Large lump of lard fears commie hamburgers!

Yes, folks, you heard it straight from the pursed lips of Wile E. Pickle himself: Suuuuuuper genius. Meanwhile, as Jeff points out, mass-produced hamburgers were actually pioneered by…brace yourselves…ol’ Joe Stalin himself: While the Soviet Union was indeed opposed to … Continue reading

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Economics professor explains Venezuela’s capitalist putsch

…as well as the Green New Deal, and the hullabaloo surrounding it: Prof. Wolff points out that hyperinflation is a capitalist problem, not a socialist one. He also points out that the original Roosevelt New Deal was not the cause … Continue reading

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Who’s going to stop Donnie? Who else…

…but this bright, young, brand-new congresscritter: And the truly amazing (and for the so-called centrists and the mainstream press, scary) thing? Her bold, all-out progressive strategy is working. She scares the shit out of them, and even more important, she … Continue reading

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