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shapiro: batten down the hatches

Bud: How much is enough? Gekko: It’s not a question of enough, pal. It’s a zero sum game, somebody wins, somebody loses. Money itself isn’t lost or made, it’s simply transferred from one perception to another. Of course, what the … Continue reading

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full court press

Heading disaster off at the pass? Short term election fix, that effectively, with regard to the structural issues of technological deflation and unemployment, “kicks the can,” or rather the electoral not a pot to piss in, “down the road,” a … Continue reading

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knocking on the cones of silence

How did we get into this mess and is there any way to get out? We seem to be on the precipice of nihilism. A triumph of destruction.The final trashing of sound values and tradition. Everything as a giant ponzi … Continue reading

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dragons and dungeons

A clash of civilizations? Certainly an odd juxtaposition; the people of the book, the covenant on Mt. Sinai with the people outside the pale of settlement with any monotheistic religion. But, on a social and cultural level,┬áChina is a country … Continue reading

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thrill of the chase: make their day

The premise that links sport hunting to sexism, to predation on women and linking it to animals is essentially not off base, although the implications are much broader, encompassing a more comprehensive portrait of eroticism as weaponry and deeper fetishes … Continue reading

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from whence she came

Intentional crisis that got out of hand? Power grab by Germany and will they serve as the patsy of choice again? It’s a shadowy sort of dance we are witnessing in Europe and for many it doesn’t make sense. The … Continue reading

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dawn of an old day

The Golden Dawn. It conjures up some weird Kabbalah and esotericism of Aleister Crowley. Actually, it’s Greece’s rebranded Nazi party dressed in the regalia of post modernism. The breakaway white trash segment projecting identity politics and clearly jabbing at the … Continue reading

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park it on the parthenon: bonds & byzantium

Its an object of blame for a crisis that it is not to be blamed for. This idea of north and south is an excuse for invidious comparison: the industrious, virtuous, thrifty north and their slightly darker Mediterranean neighbors to … Continue reading

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ragpicker : prodigal sons and daughters

Last night on the radio was a Roubini Global Economics staff member, Megan Green commenting on her Greek trip. Initially, the temptation when one hears the word “Roubini” is to change stations, but she tackled the subject surpisingly well, especially … Continue reading

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austerity will set you free

A Pinata Party. Picking over the carcass. Reena Virk. A girl, fourteen, caught in a deep plunge of self-esteem. She just wanted to be part of the gang. The cool club. But she became a victim of adolescent ritual. Virk … Continue reading

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