Posted at Salon on Mar. 24, 2018

Thanks to Facebook, our economy is based on spying

George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton sold us on the idea that we no longer needed a manufacturing economy in the U.S. because the internet was coming and it would provide entirely new business models.
Posted at on Mar. 9, 2018

Democrats Should Steal Trump’s Thunder on Trade

By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry, he [the entrepreneur] intends only his own security, and by directing that industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value, he intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention.
Posted at on Mar. 1, 2018

How to Prevent More Billionaires from Happening

Imagine a society with no billionaires.Numerous countries have tried to accomplish this, but nearly every time they do, the United States intervenes, sometimes covertly like Reagan did in Central America with the contras, and sometimes overtly and explicitly, as JFK did with the attempted invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.