Call Corporate Bluffs

The mouse was trapped. Many writers used a variety of plays on mouse and punishment for the actions of Gov. DeSantis in Florida and his actions against Disney. Like so often in our political commentary world, the focus was on a Republican using state power to change the economic conditions for a corporation. This is…

About Those Sanctions

In the first week of hostilities in Ukraine, the West quickly announced sanctions on Russia. Beyond the anticipated sanctions, big hitters like cutting off SWIFT access, freezing and seizing oligarch assets and going after central bank reserves were trotted out. Russia has the GDP the size of Italy, but this is a large market of…

FED Fighting Inflation

The FED signaled it will take the problem of inflation seriously this coming year. Chairman Powell, seeking confirmation of a second term, voiced concerns with inflation and stated there are multiple tools to use in this fight. The question might be why now rather than can they do it. It is the type of inflation…

Resetting the Corporate World

The Great Reset progressed from conspiracy theory to desired policy quickly. There are bumps in the road like the pause in passing Biden’s Build Back Better. Covid is a process and a tool. Regardless the passage of BBB, the entire private sector is undergoing a reset. What should emerge is a much more progressive corporate…

There Is No Recovery

The American regime recently leaked that they were worried about messaging about the amazing economic recovery Biden has guided. Regime media revealed this coordination and subsequently, media personalities were singing the economy’s praises. This is a hard sell because there is no real recovery. The claims of a recession in ‘20 were true per the…

Inflating It All Away

Inflation was first felt in spring 2020 when the meat shortage scare started. Beef prices jumped with the rationale being covid hit processing plants and orders to slaughter hogs. Now consumers and businesses see inflation in all goods and inputs they use. Covid is a large excuse to inflate the massive debts the system has…

Tiger Cub Cope

People are vaxxed and theaters are back. Disney offers their Marvel addicts a fresh dish with the new Shang Chi film. Oh you didn’t know the famous Marvel super hero Shang Chi? That is fine as no one else does either except the comic book store guy from the ’90s. This movie isn’t for you….

Secular Society, Secular Death

Observing American behavior since the start of covid, we are a nation of fearful children. Goalposts moved on addressing the illness from flattening the curve to zero deaths. Socially, the revelations were more dramatic. Many Americans became afraid of an aggressive, two week illness that over 99% of the infected survive. People revealed the yeast…

No Saigon ‘75 For Us

American involvement in another war theater ends. No victory. It just ends. American does not win wars, nor do we outright lose them with definitive peace treaties with pomp and circumstance. We do lose long term and in the slow bleed of the process. America is pulling out of Afghanistan, but there will be no…

Four Americas, One State

The lines demarcating American tribes are hardening. In some ways they do not seem to be so firm. The Atlantic allowed George Packer to write on this phenomenon. It is a nice enlightened liberal view of the political arena for 2021. It is also a Boomer hand-waving of the problems the current configuration of America…