Whether it’s soccer teams or sandwich shops, financialization was there before the pandemic, only making some of its supply-chain hijacking yet another example of an impending capitalist disaster. Re-regulation must remain important as crises loom in the post-pandemic recovery.  A 2017 interview with UMass’s Gerald Epstein points to the need to...

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  • April 25, 2021

We’ve wondered for a while now if business is worried enough about Trump’s mishandling of, well, everything, that would try to get him out of office. Well, it seems they are working to do just that: Wall Street's campaign donations to Biden are five times larger than those going to...

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  • September 25, 2020

So many different games of the middling sort. From Nikki Haley invoking “liberal socialist” to what ever counts as appeals to “moderates”. Moderates’ fear of extremism and controversy will get more complicated as 2016 will get revisited by the prospect of a contested convention. Salt’s granularity gets more complex rather...

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  • February 12, 2020

It turns out the media's obsession with the superrich isn't confined to the world of celebrity and entertainment. In politics, the press also seems utterly fascinated with how the 0.1% live, and especially what their political leanings are. For the 2020 campaign, that means a barrage of coverage about what...

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  • November 27, 2019

Politico has broken a shocking story that none of us could have seen coming.  Billionaire and NYC mayor, Michael Bloomberg has come out against OWS, saying that “if you want jobs you have to assist companies and give them confidence to go and hire people.”  Have you thanked a banker...

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  • October 7, 2011