Category Archives: Austerity

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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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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Your home heating prices will go up because Giant Yam won’t bring back coal jobs

   By ann summers Clueless natural Gasbag’s “post-truth” promises to cull votes with more coal jobs will now make your home heating prices go up with little effect on returning coal jobs to the US coal belt. But that was … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism’s death rattle cult … it still moves, come and grab … its truth

By ann summers “We can’t be sure how many people really support Trump, Edsall reports, since there’s considerable evidence that they aren’t telling pollsters the truth. Voting for Trump, it appears, is something white people do in the shadows. It’s … Continue reading

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raw Turkey and martial law’s disasters, natural & cultural

By ann summers Shock Doctrines in 2016 are at work in the current historical context and its appeals for “law and order” are more about shock and awe in their discourse, however constructed. Emergencies caused by natural or cultural events … Continue reading

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EU Disintegration and BREXIT: sanctimony & pseudoscience

“The EU’s disintegration is now running at full speed.” By ann summers Like Wile E. Coyote going off the Dover Cliffs, anti-immigrant discourse fervor and the MOE made the destruction of the UK Tory party inevitable but can Labour and … Continue reading

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BREXIT: not that bad despite Trumpian resemblance

Brexit will take many years to complete and some legal experts are even suggesting that it cannot even be completed considering other matters like NATO. That it seems like a reaction against cheap labor migration amidst austerity makes it seem … Continue reading

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Rebranding The Donald as The Saint Ronald

By ann summers With revisionists spinning tehDonald as the rebirth of Lincoln or Reagan, so much will be made of the early, recent closeness of polling for Hillary versus tRump. And certainly Hillary is no Jimmy Carter, centrism notwithstanding. And even … Continue reading

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Revisionist Histories and a return of Glass-Steagell

By ann summers Perhaps Donald Trump has proven that it takes a village idiot to triangulate ten garlic bulbs and take puma mountain by strategy. Or despite hip-hop musicals about Alexander Hamilton, will the eventual POTUS think about central banking as part of … Continue reading

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‘Don’t Do Stupid Sh*t’ is not the Obama Doctrine because there is one

By ann summers   An important date in my lifetime was not an August 30 when I decided to blog regularly, but the red line moment for the Obama decision not to bomb the shit out of Syria over the use … Continue reading

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