Category Archives: Economics

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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will Trump burn the bamboo curtain of distraction at this week’s China talks

By ann summers Trump sets himself on collision course with China ahead of Xi meeting https://t.co/36zadCN4vi — The Guardian (@guardian) March 31, 2017 Chinese food in America during the Cold War became stereotypically portrayed for many years in a limited number … Continue reading

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Swann’s Way: anarchist cybernetics & organizational dynamics in politics

By ann summers I came across this published dissertation that while symptomatic of the state of academic process in terms of using some rather tired qualitative methods, it also showed that some interesting ideas do happen. Think ‘Lost in Translation’ … Continue reading

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