Krugman Weeps!

Why Austerian Economic Policies are not "mistaken." They are strategic!  Contemporary Keynesian economists are beside themselves. I have an image of Paul Krugman and Dean Baker et al. trying to cover the bald spots from where they've pulled the hair out of their heads. They just can't understand why, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary,... Continue Reading →

Surveillance and Elite Power

The Rise of a New Power Elite: The Intelligence Industrial Complex  Note: This is actually an old blog that became a corrupted file. By the time I fixed the file the moment for posting was lost. In light of recent events, such as the National Defense Authorization Act and Obama's intrusive revisions of the Domestic... Continue Reading →

Self-Censorship and the Post-Modern Tyranny

Economic tyranny is no different from political tyranny I received a call from a former college student of mine the other day. I use blogs in my college courses to inspire discussion and interaction. I allow students to express opinions so long as those opinions are supported with data, sound, logical thinking, and sociological perspectives.... Continue Reading →

What Nobel Peace Prize?

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A Larger Fishbowl! (An Agitate Commentary)

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Secrecy is about power, not protection

Have you ever been a part of a group in which secrets were being shared? Where were you in relation to those secrets? Were you the person sharing the secrets? The person learning the secrets? Or were you out of  the secrets loop? Perhaps you were the subject of the secrets.  Regardless, where you are... Continue Reading →

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