INVISIBLE & UNAIDED VICTIMS OF THE FISCAL CRISIS

Sam Smith, Progressive Review - Barely a word of succor or solace, let alone any solutions, have been offered by the experts, media or candidates in either party on behalf of the most important victims of the fiscal crisis: ordinary citizens. The silence has been stunning as those on top grapple with several decades of … Continue reading INVISIBLE & UNAIDED VICTIMS OF THE FISCAL CRISIS

WHEN WILL THE MEDIA DITCH THE RIGHTWING ECONOMIC CULT?

Sam Smith Even before the current mortgage crisis, evidence that rightwing economic policy since Reagan has been a failure was overwhelming. The problem was that nobody seemed to notice. In no small part, this was thanks to a media - heavily comprised of ex-political science, history and English majors - accepting without question propaganda from … Continue reading WHEN WILL THE MEDIA DITCH THE RIGHTWING ECONOMIC CULT?

Milton Friedman: Killing America softly with his song

Sam Smith You'd never guess it from the sycophantic obituaries, but Milton Friedman did more damage to American democracy and culture than just about any figure in the 20th century. The sycophancy isn't surprising. Friedman was blessed with it from the start. For example, the supposedly liberal PBS starred him in a ten part series, … Continue reading Milton Friedman: Killing America softly with his song