About Me:
I read a lot of books.
About Me:
I read a lot of books.

Piketty and His Critics Chapter 4: Netroots Nation

By: Sunday July 20, 2014 11:15 am

We are losing the class war because we are not fighting the class war.

The Political Decision in Hobby Lobby

By: Sunday July 6, 2014 11:00 am

Hobby Lobby is a terrible decision, and the underlying politics poke through the charade laid out in Samuel Alito’s opinion. People are right to be outraged, and it’s only going to get worse if the calmer-downers get people to shut up.

Things in Politico That Make Me Want to Guzzle

By: Sunday June 29, 2014 10:32 am

How is democracy supposed to work when so many people are so angry and hostile even to suggestions about change?

Piketty and His Critics Chapter 3: Galbraith

By: Sunday June 22, 2014 10:45 am

Piketty attacks inordinate wealth directly. Galbraith leaves it intact and hopes that some combination of traditional programs will reduce it and it’s associated power.

Pope Francis Reminds Us That Capitalism Has an Ugly Face

By: Sunday June 15, 2014 10:30 am

We should be listening to Pope Francis. He’s looking at the forest, while we aren’t even able to talk about trees.

What Did We Get For All That Money

By: Sunday June 8, 2014 11:00 am

We never learn from history. We repeat the same stupid mistakes century after century.

Piketty’s Perfectly Plausible Proposal

By: Sunday June 1, 2014 10:33 am

The people who call Piketty’s ideas utopian and impossible are making real change impossible.

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Piketty and His Critics Chapter 2 and Let’s Keep FDL Up

By: Wednesday May 28, 2014 9:00 am

I hope people can drop a few coins in the collection plate when it comes by. The homily today addresses the mental universe of another servant of the filthy rich.

Piketty and His Critics Chapter 1

By: Sunday May 25, 2014 12:12 pm

The media buzz over Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century is dying down, replaced by media buzz about a musician marrying an heiress and Stress Test by Timothy Geithner, the equivalent silliness for the rest of us. The chatter from ill-prepared journalists and pundits is being replaced by more substantive discussions from people who have actually read the book and comprehended what they were reading.

Piketty’s argument is that as long as the rate of return to capital exceeds the rate of growth in the economy, there will be an increase in inequality.

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