Baucus IDEAL China Ambassador: He Is Fluent In Corporate Shillism

In General Interest by Jonathan Tasini0 Comments

Really, people are being grossly unfair to Max Baucus, wondering why someone who doesn’t speak Chinese would qualify to serve as ambassador. But, c’mon people, focus on the important lingo Baucus brings to the table: it would be hard to find another Democratic elected official who speaks such fluent corporate shillism…The man has got a perfect pitch. But, there is a silver lining.

The Vicious Global Circle

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A basic economic truism: if people don’t have money to spend, stuff won’t get bought. Sounds like a Yogi Berra observation? Anyway, it’s just another day showing why the idiots running economic policy are, well, idiots.

The China-Bangladesh Connection

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Gee, scratch your head. Hundreds of people die in a horrific garment factory fire in Bangladesh. Then, just yesterday, 120 people die in a poultry factory in China. Is there a connection? Of course.

Shuddering

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A few of us have never bought the idea that the world economy has recovered from the financial crisis—mainly because people were struggling to make ends meet before the crisis. Add to that a mind-boggling obsession to impose austerity on the very people are struggling and, presto, you have the perfect storm for a mess. And just in the past 24 hours we get a flavor of this.

Wal-Mart Whitewashing

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We have an affliction that really undermines a decent society. It’s a tendency to want to ignore inconvenient facts, either explicitly or because we are encouraged to look quite narrowly …

A Weaker Dollar Is Better

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   I have made this point before–I know that it sounds counter-intuitive to say that a strong dollar is NOT a good thing but it isn’t–except maybe for Wal-Mart and …

Tirade on Tire Trade

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   In our newest installment of false choices, from The Wall Street Journal: President Barack Obama’s decision to side with the United Steelworkers and impose temporary tariffs on Chinese car …

Competitive Dollar

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   For at least three years, I’ve been arguing that one of the problems we have, in the larger economic scheme, is that the value of the dollar is too …