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I write books, run a small investment consultancy, and serve on a very small school district governing board. I worked for several years on development projects in West Africa, also researched an MS in the area. Started a Coop in Cote d'Ivoire, lost during civil unrest. Recent reading in US history helped me ground current dynamics in a long-term context.
An essay that proposes a Keynes think-tank
It's too soon to through HM Keynes overboard, liberals. Destiny twisted his reputation, but if right wing think-tanks prosper under Freedman's sail, a liberal think tank will get lots more mileage out of the original Keynes, not the caricature.
Saturday, October 23, 2010(3 comments)
The "Tea Party" Would Make Slaveholders of Us All
An American tradition uses secret traitors as a galvanizing fear message to bring centrists in line with extremists. In pre-Civil War slave-holding psychology, this "traitor" paranoia was a reaction to social change. Southern out-migration spread the tactic southwest, where it aligned with Goldwater inspirations. Displaced by economic booms, the recent economic bust and a black president let the right-wing resurrect it.