Author Archives: Dabrowski

Sure bets and crap shoots

Have a look at two absolutely contradictory articles predicting future oil prices, posted in major US business publications on the same day. One thing is for sure, though: Burning anything more than a fraction of global oil reserves will be … Continue reading

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Spare me

Christ. It is with good reason that I despise platitudinous academic charlatanry disguised as left politics. It is even worse when it is combined with kitschy pop-culture bullshit by someone with “artistic” pretensions. If this doesn’t stop, I am going to … Continue reading

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Rand Paul is a whiny baby as well as a fool

Watch Kentucky-fried idiot Rand Paul whine like a baby as CNBC’s Kelly Evans asks him to explain his stupid positions on vaccinations and tax breaks for corporations’ overseas profits. Evans was once the lone voice of sane commentary in The Wall … Continue reading

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No “tax holiday” for corporate hoarders

Read Robert Borosage on why the so-called “tax holiday” on overseas corporate profits — as proposed by the president and likely to be made even worse when corporate lobbyists get hold of it — is really a scam: Global corporations … Continue reading

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The New York Times tries to make warmongering look elegant

Amidst the articles on the latest yuppie parenting trends; speculation on which Brooklyn block is to be gentrified next; the various wedding announcements of shitheads from Goldman Sachs to the cornfed daughters of Midwestern industrialists who are now working as … Continue reading

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A good sign amid continued danger

The President’s tax proposals are a good sign. One of the House’s Dixie brigade describes it as a “poke in the eye at Republicans, rather than showing a willingness to cooperate,” which is exactly what is needed. Higher taxes on … Continue reading

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Obama making nice with Republicans

Obama indicates that he intends to work with Republicans in areas where they agree that the majority of the population should be screwed. Among these, he wants more job-killing corporate-rights agreements (so-called “trade” agreements); cuts in corporate taxes; and expanded … Continue reading

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