From the beginning, the Fraser Institute has called itself a non-profit, apolitical research organization. However, it is instead a marketer of neoliberalism. The charity pays handsomely but only for research that reinforces notions and schemes serving its self-interested constituents.
Pathos of the Plutocrat, Paul Krugman, New York Times, July 19, 2012 “…Mr. Obama always bends over backward to declare his support for free enterprise and his belief that getting rich is […]
A Manifesto for Economic Sense, Paul Krugman, Princeton University, and Richard Layard, LSE Centre for Economic Performance “More than four years after the financial crisis began, the world’s major advanced economies remain […]
Perhaps my concern in an earlier blog post about trending toward fascism missed an important proof. In July 2010, the chairman and cofounder of the Blackstone Group, one of the world’s largest […]
After Paul Krugman wrote in the New York Times about the affluent exercising self-interest to make gains over the rest of us, Pamela Fayerman published a local illustration in the Times Colonist. […]
Nobel winning American economist Paul Krugman, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton, writes frequently for the New York Times. This week, he offers Ignorance Is Strength, a timely piece that may […]
Does living luxuriously in secure compounds and travelling the world first class, richly clothed and dining extravagantly in the company of hired sycophants, qualify a person to determine or advise on social […]
Oligarchy, American Style, Paul Krugman, New York Times Op-Ed “We have a society in which money is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few people, and in which that concentration of […]
One might argue the four traditional estates of the realm — clergy, nobility, commoners and news media — may now be joined by a fifth: think tanks. In most cases though, these policy institutes are agents of the second estate, the nobility. If one examines the most influential of the thousands of think tanks spread throughout the western world, they are mostly financed by and serving one-percenters.
Update:People involved with a certain unnamed think tank have been making noises about articles in a certain unnamed blog. They are concerned about that which is politely called “publication of allegedly defamatory […]
Clearly, journalism itself is not dying. What is dying — and rightfully so — is the staid, establishment-serving, passion-free, access-desperate, mindless stenographic model to which establishment journalism rigidly adheres. From Glenn Greenwald, […]