Category Archives: State capitalism

We have little of any pure free market. Much of what private business interests laud as “free markets” is a regulatory state where business manipulates regulators, tax credits and the like – i.e., State capitalism.

1 Holy Smokes! Tucker Carlson lit a long fuse and Michael Brendan Dougherty just ignited! Carlson pointed to the real molten fissure that is burbling sulfur on the American right. By doing so without ever mentioning the name, the character, … Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, Damn rackets, Declinism, Economia, Naked Emperors, Patriotic Correctness, Political Matters, Poverty, State capitalism | Tagged ,

Trump (and his supporters)

Trigger warning: Two challenges, one to Trump, another to his supporters. The first, from 2011, was purely non-political, as politician Trump wasn’t yet a thing. The second certainly isn’t from someone with Hillary sehnsucht. Continue reading

Posted in Damn rackets, Plutocracy, State capitalism | Tagged ,

A Clash of Huntingtons

Clashing civilizations and four more Continue reading

Posted in Corporatism, Damn rackets, Health Care, immigration, Justice, Legalia, Sport, State capitalism

Sunday 12/4/16

C.S. Lewis on the Tao; What the alt-right really means; The Chuck-It Bucket; Today’s Federalism Problem and a Bonus Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Economia, Faith & Ideology, History, Political Matters, Science, State capitalism, subsidiarity, Thrown down gauntlet, war

Too Big to Beautify

Big business and big government are symbiotic, to the damage of human thriving. Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Economia, Justice, Religious freedom, Small is Beautiful, State capitalism

Friday 2/19/16

My cringer broke Pope and Trump Ted Cruz, drunken sailor Thursday’s most under-reported story Signs and wonders in the heavens Red, White, Blue and Bankrupt A guy can dream, can’t he?

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Capitalism, Christianity generally, Damn rackets, Economia, Foreign Affairs, Glamour, Legalia, Political Matters, Sexualia, State capitalism, war

Thursday, 2/18/16

“If I have a right to respect, you have a duty to show it to me, and woe betide those who fail to do so. You must give it to me, good and hard, and I’ll search you out to get it.” Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Christianity generally, Economia, Empire, eulogy, Moralistic therapeutic deism, Nominalism and Realism, Political Matters, progressivism, Rhetorical fallacies, Sacramental Tapestry, Sexualia, State capitalism, Thrown down gauntlet

Thursday, 1/7/16

Bureaucratic Unaccountability; Fear & Loathing at Cambridge: Dark skin, dark money: Damn racket update: Blind pig update; Better villains Continue reading

Posted in Built Environment and Infrastructure, Capitalism, Creation Care, Damn rackets, irony, Jeremiad, Justice, Legalia, Plutocracy, progressivism, State capitalism, statism, The best lack all conviction, Thrown down gauntlet

Tuesday, 1/5/16

RFK’s seductive misappropriation Could this be good news in disguise? Public lands The novel virtue of going off half-cocked Brief, cynical legislative preview

Posted in Corporatism, Internet, irony, Plutocracy, Political Matters, Sexualia, State capitalism, Thrown down gauntlet, Transvaluation of Values | Tagged ,

Nativity Eve

American Iconoclasm Islamophobia’s etiology What is Islam? Peacenik Prophet How old am I? Nada

Posted in Christendom, Civil Religion, conservatism, Damn rackets, Empire, Foreign Affairs, Heckler's Veto, History, Islam, Political Matters, Religious freedom, Speech & Press, State capitalism, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values, war