Too Big to Fail – Redux

Almost two years ago now I wrote a piece entitled “Back to Square One.” (1)  The election was getting interesting.  Lots of charges were flying back and forth.   Liberals were calling conservatives stupid for not understanding that climate change was a huge issue and conservatives were calling liberals stupid for thinking that it was.  Fake news was a thing, but no one knew that fake news was a thing yet, and the biggest joke out there was that Donald Trump was running for president. Continue reading

The New American Oligarchy – Phase Two

Back in 2014, a study by Princeton University Prof Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Prof Benjamin I Page concluded that America was no longer a democracy, it was an oligarchy.  The government, they claimed, had been hijacked by the very wealthy and corporate interests through lobbying and funding of political candidates. (1) Continue reading