Monthly Archives: November 2016

American Populism in Action

“Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith John Kenneth Galbraith understood America’s unique form of populism. Here, the little guy never wanted to take control of things and stick … Continue reading

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The Price of Price

Now everyone knows what happened. All the polling was wrong. Donald Trump won the election by skillfully riding a wave of economic and cultural backlash. Too many people felt left out of the recovering economy. The rich got their lost … Continue reading

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The Sausage Factory

You really don’t want to know how sausages are made and you can blame Upton Sinclair for that. It was his 1906 novel The Jungle that changed everything. This was a tale of the miserably hard life of immigrants in … Continue reading

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Built on Sand

The election of Donald Trump tore the country apart, because about half the country decided the country should be torn apart. The issue was big government that didn’t respond to the little guy – too many out-of-touch fat cats running … Continue reading

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The Holiday Pause

Just Above Sunset is going dark for a bit – Thanksgiving weekend with family, far from Hollywood. Expect the next bit of analysis and commentary late Sunday evening. Much will happen. It can wait. There are more important things.

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Skipping the Boring Parts

America’s new president is really new. We’ve never elected a president who has never held any public office before, one who never even ran for public office before. He has no government experience – he doesn’t even seem to know … Continue reading

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Ask No Questions

Fox News’ Roger Ailes is out of a job at the moment. The sexual harassment charges piled up. All of them were slowly substantiated. A few of them turned into lawsuits. His boss, Rupert Murdoch, tossed a lot of money … Continue reading

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