Weld and Johnson deserve each other, and libertarians deserve them both

Bill Weld tries to defend his ticket-topper and their candidacy in this interview on  The Takeaway. He didn’t do either any favors. The takeaways for me are….   1) The tired, old lie that Democrats will “spend and borrow us into the poorhouse and hollow out the economy” when the facts are that Democrats have been … More Weld and Johnson deserve each other, and libertarians deserve them both

Rich conservatives rule us because we liberals let them

This meme set me off this morning. How is it possible that no one of consequence from Wall Street is in jail? The answer is simple. Too many Americans over the last 35 years have bought into the lie of trickle-down economics, the ridiculous fantasy of The Invisible Hand of markets, and the utterly perverse … More Rich conservatives rule us because we liberals let them

The Dirty Little Secret of #Libertarians? They’re Really #Corporatists.

First, the obvious. Not all libertarians are alike. The same, of course, is true for conservatives and liberals. That said, I’ve had my fill of libertarians acting like they are the only ones who believe in a free society. That’s total bullshit, of course. I don’t know anyone who likes “state oppression,” do you? The debate … More The Dirty Little Secret of #Libertarians? They’re Really #Corporatists.

Who Are the Koch Brothers and What Do They Want? – YouTube

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Sen. Sanders talks with Joy Ann Reid on MSNBC about his Huffington Post column on the Koch brothers. Read the article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep… Greg Russak‘s insight: The more dangerous and extreme Libertarian ideals of the 1980 campaign – when Charles Koch as veep candidate and Reagan was too liberal for … More Who Are the Koch Brothers and What Do They Want? – YouTube

Young (and Old) People: Do Not Be Fooled by Rand Paul

I’m all for…. ….putting the NSA and the CIA back in their cages, ….taking drones out of the hands of presidents, ….spending tax revenues in wiser ways, ….legalizing marijuana (which, btw, Paul is NOT in favor of doing; see here and here) and ….shrinking our global empire. That does NOT make me a libertarian. It shouldn’t … More Young (and Old) People: Do Not Be Fooled by Rand Paul