Category Archives: Industrial Revolution

An hour we can’t get back: Steve Bannon on 60 Minutes

By ann summers We will be at the mercy of Bannon’s whiteboard roadmap for a Trump who primarily watches TV Charlie Rose interviewed Steve Bannon for CBS 60 Minutes, which was broadcast on Sunday, with an extended version available online. … Continue reading

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From SteamPunk to Trumpunk’d Americans… a libertarian/GOP social-media battle/alliance

 By ann summers From SteamPunk to Trumpunk’d Americans… a libertarian/GOP social media battle/alliance to come or will Bernie’s youth followers vote their real interests. It’s more than Hillary’s gaffe about the need to redirect coal producing communities but to make sure that the … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the possibility of democracy or creating libertarianism warlordism

Sophie’s Hobson Choice on Maggies Bullet Farm: George Miller’s nearly aboriginal-free post-apocalypse vision or JJ Abrams’ non-LGBTQ utopian dystopia -— What a lovely day for Star War’s POC clone diversity already signalled   What remains certain is that Reconstruction failed, and … Continue reading

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Slow Food is not a fast answer

By ann summers The need for better tools to analyze capitalism makes it important to look at the larger systemic pathologies that have brought us to a place where we tend to think less of Bread and Puppets and more … Continue reading

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neo-classical liberalism: an idea whose time has come….

Classical libertarianism, per Wikipedia, “…is a political philosophy that upholds liberty as its principal objective. Libertarians seek to maximize autonomy and freedom of choice, emphasizing political freedom, voluntary association, and the primacy of individual judgment.” By ann summers What would … Continue reading

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