Monthly Archives: June 2010

Only a Revolutionary Government Will Give the American People Justice

From the NYT: Mr. Jester, according to several people with knowledge of his financial holdings, still owned Goldman stock while overseeing Treasury’s response to the A.I.G. crisis Advertisements

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"A Cheap Agatha Christie Novel"

If anyone knows just what these guys were doing, I’d love to hear it. The Russians are predictably denying involvement, but in this case it rings true. The USG seem to have offended their sense of professionalism! From the FT: … Continue reading

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Chris Lydon Keeps on Doing the Now, Superbly

Hard to keep up with my friend Chris who is soon off to India. His latest interview on radioopensource is with the wonderful jazz musician and composer Vijay Iyer. A few years ago, Avram and I went out to the … Continue reading

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Transition without crisis? Or re-appearance of the falling rate of profit?

In the coming era of a rising Asia, we in the West need to teach ourselves that facts on the ground far away are going to affect us deeply. This will be a hard lesson for many whose habits of … Continue reading

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Eliot Spitzer: A Cut and Run Democrat

I take Eliot Spitzer to be one of those smart (except when he is thinking with his gonads) people who represent the possibilities of a renewal of an old, comforting America that many used to seek in Obama. But these … Continue reading

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What’s needed: Bondage and discipline

I’m not the only one with this thought: the Gulf disaster and the banking disaster are really about the same thing: the grown ups have left the house. From a blog by Gonzalo Lira, a chilean writer (h/t Jesse): Where … Continue reading

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Feels like October 2008, up late watching the Nikkei

Comments on Zero Hedge are cheap entertainment — then occasionally someone hits the nail on the head: Lets not forget who has been loading up on gold recently – the hedge funds. As they come off a horrible May and … Continue reading

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