Category Archives: Economics

National distractions: Does draconian democracy deconstruct the administrative state

By ann summers Like Caliguila’s horse, Draco (not the Harry Potter one) ordered death penalties for cabbage theft, but had no cure for a leader who also had the mind of one. The Trump Cabinet continues to surprise us with … Continue reading

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Putin place or Put in place. Trump’s interest conflicts because conflicts interest him.

By ann summers Trump tried to claim the government can’t walk and chew gum, but fails three days later at getting a Temporary Restraining Order in an attempt to isolate Cohen raid booty. Darned irony for a guy who has … Continue reading

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Nothing Personal. Just Business

I have owned and operated a few businesses over the last 60 years, and I have studied business law, drawn contracts and agreements, but do not have an advanced degree. I have taught as an adjunct professor at a college … Continue reading

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Will the Democratic party recuperate from Late Capitalism’s biggest joke

  By ann summers Because you voted for Trump and regret it doesn’t mean you should disavow politics in the future and there may be hope for some transformational movement and/or candidates. Assuming you believe in an emancipatory left, you’ve stuck it … Continue reading

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Trump devolves the US into profit-taking chaos, putting the “la(t)te” into late capitalism

By ann summers Whether it’s the amusing “deconstruction of the administrative state” or “reinstating Glass-Steagall” the realities of late capitalism are represented in Trump’s self-dealing using some time-honored tools of usury and the manipulations of money, value and data emblematic … Continue reading

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#TrumpRussia kleptocrats and crony capitalists profit from lowering US aid

By ann summers In Russia, client states you! So the White House wants to merge USAID and the Department of State, because draining-swamp thing, leaving an opening for whom? Oh darn, more influence accrues to Russia and the clients of … Continue reading

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Oh, the Irony

Today, in the Louisville, Kentucky Courier Journal newspaper  and USA Today , a story describing the new Coal Museum in Benham, a small (population 500) town in eastern Kentucky sent me into a laughing spasm. The museum, the pride of … Continue reading

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