…eh bien, the style of piketty, now in fashion?…

…sacre bleu!…

As if it could not deteriorate further, the NYT features an article on Thomas Piketty, and does so in its Style and Fashion Section. Its Sam Tanenhaus examines how much of a fad that Piketty has become. Most will know of, or those familiar with economics are reading or may have read, Piketty’s, Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century, where he highlights with analysis and substantial supporting data the rise of inequality in the US, a country whose progressive tax system had once been successful in achieving laudable income equality with economic growth and restraining such an unwholesome trajectory until the late 1970s. So what do we have? Read the rest of this entry »


…assorted MSM jottings and jettisonings…

…where to begin, so many beginnings…

US Cable News? Filip Spagnoli is chagrined – he could have saved on his electricity bill with the TV off,  The Garbage That is U.S. Cable News, A Collection of Images

So, then, TV, of what use? Football,clearly, maybe some documentary and drama. But quite good, off. “What about news?” When?

Optimism on the Titanic?  Over at Moyers & Co, Bill Moyers and Michael Winship discover the long discovered, Government = Protection Racket for the 1 Percent. Read the rest of this entry »


…well, i’ll be a monkey’s uncle…

…dani alves shows how it’s done − class…

#WeAreAllMonkeys: Neymar, Aguero, Luiz troll racists with ‘Alves banana kick’

…stark reality − no ‘post-racial’, ‘post-partisan’ nonsense here. Yes, we are all Georgians Ukranians monkeys, and proudly so.


…sunday evening, serenade of the sea…

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
[Sea Fever, John Masefield]

…gone are those days, as is El Gran Marinero…

Instead, and soothingly so,

 

 


…aroma of the brew, and a gypsy’s tale…

…a pleasant start to the day…

And the characteristic saunter to follow…


…ukraine echo chamber, cacophony?…

…and not a moment too soon…

Hold the ketchup. The US Secretary of State and War Hero (Vietnam) has his knickers in a knot, his ‘Irish’ dander up. Not just the blogs are exposing the deliberate propaganda, misinformation and disinformation, from the corporate MSM, now comes RT which always invites its readers and viewers to ‘Question More’. RT TV is failing to be obsequious, to unquestioningly issue the exceptionalist decrees as holy facts − not good.

And what did the Diplomat of the ‘international community’ have to say?

Risible. Such alarm RT has caused with the respect it continues to harvest as the ‘echo chambers’ fall into increasing disrepute and ridicule that the Chief Diplomat of the US finds it critical to publicly denounce RT. Forsooth, the noble diplomat doth protest too much? Read the rest of this entry »


…ukraine economy now booms, with massive us$ infusion…

…as the mischief was clumsily afoot, the ploddingly slow of thought never quite envisioned the consequences of their actions – all too predictable, that law of unintended consequences…

A cursory glance at the economics and political economy of the Ukraine should have given pause to the exceptional roving band of obtuse mischief makers gone berserk with their obsession to destabilize, dismember or destroy any non-subservient countries, especially those with valuable resources. Flush with failure they become ever more inspired – economic reality, a mere irrelevance.

Data from the very World Bank and the IMF are there for a quick analysis of the obvious – the Ukraine’s economic and financial links to Russia, its undiversified and undeveloped economy, its dire economic plight and its historic endemic corruption, not all overnight events.

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