American Moonshot

American Moonshot
A 2019 Book

The Spirit of '76
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Rise of Far-Right Economic Orthodoxy

Robert Bork did more than any individual in the twentieth century to embed the libertarian free-market principles of Ayn Rand and Milton Friedman into the heart of the American economic and judicial system....Bork came to the University of Chicago in the late 1940s as a true believer in Roosevelt's New Deal politics....But as he began to get attracted to the intersection of economics and law, the conservative professors who dominated the Chicago faculty discouraged any belief that government could or should play a role in regulating business.    
                                                 -- From Move Fast and Break Things by Jonathan Taplin, pp. 109, 111

The story of how far-right economic theory became mainstream in America is rather involved, though its beginning and course are quite traceable.  The main thing is that this orthodoxy -- which says the government has no place regulating big business -- is prevalent today, and to a large extent has simply taken over public policy as it is enunciated by politicians, academics, and pundits.

There are exceptions, of course.  After all, it is pretty cleat that the Sherman Anti-Trust act was and is not in favor of trusts (combines of corporations, including financial outfits).  Yet, as author Taplin points out, we have in good measure returned to domination of only a few firms, particularly in the Internet field.

What Taplin attempts to do -- and this is ever so useful -- is show how the Internet monopolies grew out of the capitalist economic system.  And he further shows how this has been so very hurtful to true variety, diversity, and freedom. 
Robert Bork

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Former Republican Prosecutors Release Video

Several former Republican prosecutors who served in the highest ranks of government have recently released an important video about the Mueller report.  This video details their view that the Mueller report is absolutely damning when it comes to the President's attempts to obstruct justice.  It appears that in some cases the attempts at obstruction of justice were successful.

How sad it is that not only is the President credibly accused of obstruction of justice, but his Attorney General and Republican leaders in Congress all profess myopia and an inability to see a problem.  This means justice is delayed.   And, has been said, justice delayed is justice denied.

(See the note at top right about the video which can be viewed at Patriot in Exigency.)

Friday, May 24, 2019

President Acts to Investigate Former Administration Members

What we are seeing here is flat-out fascism.  It is Hitlerism, autocracy-in-action, and totally un-American.   In fact, it is essentially unheard of in the history of the Presidency.

Now is the time for all patriots to come to the aid of their country!*  

I'll have more to say on all this soon.

NBC Details Chilling Use of Presidential Power Against Critics

*As always, my call is strictly for non-violent actions.

Freedom of the Press Under Attack; Democracy in Danger

The Trump Administration's Decision to charge an online journalist with violation of an Espionage Act crime is creepy and chilling.

I'll have more to say on this soon.

Read the story here:

What I Am Working on Now

Coming Soon

To Impeach or Not to Impeach
Is it possible to agree -- in part -- with both proponents and opponents of impeachment?

The Julian Assange Case
The Administration's unequivocal assault on Freedom of the Press

Please join me soon for more on these and other important matters of our time.  

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