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...greece, an odyssey from debt to deliverance...

…no need for charon or cerberus…

Brazil has a population of some 200 million, compared with Greece with one of some 11 million.

So we set sail with a teaser from down south. 888 more words

Democracy

...'free trade', corporate free-for-all? the fault, dear Ralphie, is not in...

…our stars, but in ourselves, that we are neither corporations nor their lackeys…

And the challenge could not be more insurmountable, as Rex-cum-President would hold court among his fawning supplicants, and is interrupted by an interloper,  966 more words

Economics

Fact checking scribblers on economic issues

Tough job, that. There is indeed much to be said for ignoring the corporate MSM. ‘Errors and omissions’ seems to be the new normal, which suggests continued orientation to the blogs and alternative media to be better informed and to be rid of the corporate agenda. 232 more words

Economics

The labours of Hercules? Minor, compared with those of Economist Dean Baker

Good ole Herc never had it so good, even cleaning those challenging Augean stables while suffering the desperate urgency of a long shower afterwards, which brings us to Dean Baker. 1,087 more words

Economics

Continuous growth - otherwise declining capitalism?

Dean Baker of the US CEPR has been diligent in monitoring the process (theatre and theatrics) related to the US proposed ‘free trade’ deals, and unsparing in exposing and dissecting them. 569 more words

Economics

We're. Not. Crazy.

Last Thursday evening I read three articles. two new and one old, that, for me, were like being in the woods at night, lost and lonely, stumbling over fallen tree branches, feeling fear that began in the pit of my stomach and ended in  my throat, then emerging on to a clearing where, a half mile away, a coal oil lamp cast a pale yellow glow from a window.  1,283 more words

Barack Obama

...'free trade', tpa, tpp, ttip - ahab and moby dick...

…is the us president now emulating ahab as role model?…

Clear inexperience is evident, even here. Obsessed with smiting his indomitable nemesis, the grandiloquent one has enlisted yet more allies to his cause. 565 more words

Democracy