Monthly Archives: February 2016

Robust? Autonomous?

In a recent Q and A session with Quora, Yanis Varoufakis was asked how his policies compared to those of Bernie Sanders.  He had this to say: The great difference between us is that Bernie is running for the Presidency … Continue reading

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Again? Toujours!

Let’s face it.  The country we – my generation, the post-WW II generation – were raised to revere, never really existed.  Taken in historical context, there may have been some justification in the way things were organized.  I mean the … Continue reading

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Another Brick 2

Maybe I’m becoming obsessive about this Varoufakis thing, but when, according to an article in the Independent, he uses USG figures for unemployment to claim that if these numbers were to approach EU level (ie, 10-11%), “… the administration would … Continue reading

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Another Brick in the Wall?

// // // // // So.  Super-star Yanis Varoufakis is inaugurating his new outfit, DiEM25, today (Tuesday, 9 Feb) in Berlin, at the Volksbuhne theatre, calling for the democratization of the European Union.  What?, you say.  Isn’t the EU already … Continue reading

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A Newsletter from my Senator

You know what I’m talking about.  Those self-congratulatory, I’m-working-so-hard-for-you emails (or, now that it’s fund-raising season, those pleas for those last-minute donations to avert armageddon, although it seems to be always that season), coming from the many interns that staff our congressional offices. … Continue reading

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