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Aristocratic Neoliberalism

For the Old Mole Variety Hour, June 24, 2013

Aristocratic Neoliberalism

 

On Radically Loving the World

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On Radically Loving the World

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 Let me ask what might seem a very naïve question:  Why are we so willing to trash the world we live in?  Or to be a little less naïve, Why do we allow those who govern our world to destroy, pollute, and enslave the earth and all that lives? 

Who Creates Jobs, and what is a job?

The Old Mole Variety Hour

April 25, 2011

A  few days ago, I received an email from MoveOn.org that read:

 Dear MoveOn member,

There's a youth jobs crisis in America that no one is talking about.

Impending Totalitarianism

Impending Totalitarianism

For the Old Mole Variety Hour

Protesting Austerity Over There (but not over here)

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A mania for austerity is sweeping through the ruling elites of the Western World. The British Government recently announced large increases in tuition fees paid by university students and extensive cuts in education programs. In response, there have been massive student demonstrations in cities and universities all over Britain. Although the students’ actions were mostly peaceful, the police were not so kind – on some occasions resorting to “kettling” the demonstrators, that is, using cordons of police to block off all exits from a small area, effectively imprisoning people for several hours. The students were not deterred, however, and learned to evade the police blockades.

The Oil Hemorrhage in the Progressive Narrative

The Oil Hemorrhage in the Progressive Narrative
Old Mole Variety Hour, June 7, 2010
            The gulf oil disaster – which should be called a “hemorrhage”, not a “spill” – ought to repeal faith in the wisdom of unregulated markets.   Like the financial crisis that has derailed so many lives and careers, the hemorrhage of oil from the sea bed is the result of policies and practices that might have seemed reasonable if you believed that our nation is suffering from excessive

Living in Disastrous Times

May 10, 2010
 
            There are two kinds of disasters. There are the fast, sudden disasters that are visible in real time and pile up bodies and rubble or flooded buildings in the blink of an eye, and that are captured in spectacular TV footage and heart-wrenching stories of heroic rescuers and personal loss.
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