Category Archives: Political Economy

Why Marx Now? Part 1

Recent years have seen a surge of renewed interest in Karl Marx’s political-economic thought. For those not living in a cave somewhere, this has been hard to miss. This interest is not coming primarily from the “cultural Marxists” of academic … Continue reading

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Truth Teller’s Dilemma, Part 1

[Author’s note: this was previously posted elsewhere, but it strikes me that all three parts of this extended essay should be available on the same site. This will render them out of order, but I think my readers are smart … Continue reading

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Truth-Teller’s Dilemma, Part 3

“Truth-Teller’s Dilemma” concluded: if you care about the truth or those trying to tell it, support them (us)! Continue reading

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Truth-Teller’s Dilemma, Part 2

Truth-Teller’s Dilemma, Part 2, continued from Part 1: what reason is there for believing mainstream (corporate) institutions care about the truth? Continue reading

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A Look Behind the Cultural Marxism Controversy: A Sort of Introduction

[Author’s note: this developed in response to an exchange of opinions on a Facebook forum, during which it became clear to me that any fruitful advance of the discussion called for something more detailed than could be attempted in a … Continue reading

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Why Donald Trump Won in 2016, Chapter Umpteen Thousand and Counting….

Matt Bai’s Yahoo! columns are usually worth one’s time, however annoying they often are with their unexamined assumptions. Bill Kristol, son of neoconservative godfather Irving Kristol interviewed here, doesn’t seem to distinguish between conservatism and neoconservatism, and the problems only … Continue reading

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Leopold Kohr: the Political Philosopher / Economist Who Predicted the Rise of the U.S. Empire & Police State

Who was Leopold Kohr, and does his work matter today?  Kohr (1909 – 1994), about whom I’ve written at greater length here, was both a trained economist and political philosopher. His background included obtaining doctorates at the University of Vienna … Continue reading

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