"It is easy to confuse what is with what ought to be, especially when what is has worked out in your favor."
- Tyrion Lannister

"Lannister. Baratheon. Stark. Tyrell. They're all just spokes on a wheel. This one's on top, then that's ones on top and on and on it spins, crushing those on the ground. I'm not going to stop the wheel. I'm going to break the wheel."

- Daenerys Targaryen

"The Lord of Light wants his enemies burned. The Drowned God wants them drowned. Why are all the gods such vicious cunts? Where's the God of Tits and Wine?"

- Tyrion Lannister

"The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace. They never are."

- Jorah Mormont

"These bad people are what I'm good at. Out talking them. Out thinking them."

- Tyrion Lannister

"What happened? I think fundamentals were trumped by mechanics and, to a lesser extent, by demographics."

- Michael Barone

"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to."
- Dorothy Parker

Friday, February 16, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Midwest deplorable - Uncle Tupelo - No Depression

Oh fear the hearts of men are failing 
These our latter days we know 
The great depression now is spreadin'
God's word declared it would be so

low unemployment experiment: Bernstein and Baker

The new asymmetric risk by Jared Bernstein

The Great Fiscal Experiment: Let's See How Low the Unemployment Rate Can Go by Dean Baker

Monday, February 12, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

pensions and Karl Polanyi

Yes, Pensions Are Collapsing, And Progressives Can’t Remain in Denial BY DOUG HENWOOD AND LIZA FEATHERSTONE

The Man from Red Vienna by Robert Kuttner

The Dead Enders


Candidates Who Signed Up to Battle Donald Trump Must Get Past the Democratic Party First

by Ryan Grim and Lee Fang

Monday, January 15, 2018

MLK's forgotten socialist history

The Forgotten Socialist History of Martin Luther King Jr.

King was an outspoken democratic socialist who believed that a multiracial working-class movement was required to overcome the failings of capitalism.