Disenfranchisement, New Feudalism, and the Ghost of an American Dream

Credit: Robert Meganck The inability to pursue the American dream becomes even more evident when looking at the overall assets that younger generations hold in comparison to baby boomers and older. Millenials are hardly able to own their own property, let alone have any type of savings built up in case of emergency. The average … Continue reading Disenfranchisement, New Feudalism, and the Ghost of an American Dream

Friedman & Reagan Part II – the Shaman and Christ of Neoliberalism

Part I Part II 10/17/1988 President Reagan and Nancy Reagan in the East Room congratulating Milton Friedman receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Republicans realized that to get fundamentalist religious groups buying into a free market and limited government, the party needed some kind of bridge between moral and economic life, since many religious groups … Continue reading Friedman & Reagan Part II – the Shaman and Christ of Neoliberalism

Friedman & Reagan Part I – An Insidious Seed is Planted

The Big 4: Hayek, Friedman, Reagan, and Thatcher. There is a saying that capitalism can take either a savage or benevolent form; the United States has always been a system of savagery. Regardless of what tactic used there has always been oppression of a group of people sponsored by the government in our iteration of … Continue reading Friedman & Reagan Part I – An Insidious Seed is Planted