Category Archives: America a Third-World Country

America Chooses Decline

Every week it’s the weekly job numbers, and every month it’s the monthly job numbers. And as they’re always awful – when they aren’t flat and one or two commentators venture that maybe things might be getting better, slowly, but … Continue reading

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The Curious Absence of White-Hot Social Anger

A quiet Sunday evening in Hollywood, rain on the way, browsing the news and opinion sites, trying to get a sense of what seems to be going on in the world, or what people think is going on – with … Continue reading

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The Process of Imperial Collapse

There’s no way to ease into this. In April 2009, but the day after April Fools’ Day and not on the day itself, in the Washington Post, Simon Johnson and James Kwak offered this: But is the United States really … Continue reading

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The Long Decline

Were the local classical station not in one of its seemingly endless fund-raising campaigns – that’s where they talk about music and play very little of it and ask you for money – they’d probably be playing Wagner – Götterdämmerung … Continue reading

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