Tag Archives: Economics

Dollars or Democracy?

The U.S. Supreme Court claims that money is the same thing as speech. And now because of the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling, huge corporations can spend unlimited amounts of money to influence elections. This decision has opened the floodgates for corporate money to drown out the voices of real people in […]

What They Don’t Teach You in Economics

I’m an Economist. Well, I have a piece of paper from a University which says that I am. There I said it, don’t hate me. Well maybe you should? I did my time in the capitalist education soldier factory during the Keating/Hawke years of Australian financial systems deregulation.  I was believer of these “reforms” and […]

How "Foreign Policy" Really Works

This is the monologue from a scene in the movie “Good Will Hunting” 1997. It almost summarises western government foreign policy over the last 70 years. “Why shouldn’t I work for the N.S.A.? That’s a tough one, but I’ll take a shot. Say I’m working at the N.S.A. Somebody puts a code on my desk, […]