01.22.17

Trump at the pinnacle

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 4:03 pm by George Smith

Yanis Varoufakis has written a good column for the Guardian today. In the past I’ve recommended his books and his current essay is again familiar territory. Bits: A clash of two insurgencies is now shaping the west. Progressives on both sides of the Atlantic are on the sidelines, unable to comprehend what they are observing. […]

06.29.16

And the Elites Condemn As They Must?

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Decline and Fall, Extremism, The Corporate Bund at 2:18 pm by George Smith

Let’s call it “Ask the Crybaby.” It’s the news phenom in which US reporters ask Brit-expats, almost always wealthy, what they think of Brexit. The old blog term for it was Shoeshine, that being what the well-off will say or think in support of those at the very top. A high button performance in kickdown […]

06.15.16

A gigantic jar of pickles

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Decline and Fall, Made in China at 10:13 am by George Smith

I recommend to you Yanis Varoufakis’ “The Global Minotaur: America, The True Origins of the Financial Crisis and The Future of the World Economy.” Not because I think you’ll rush out and buy it. It’s not an obvious “must have.” But if you’re clever, you might have the know-how to steal an ebook copy. Varoufakis […]