Thursday, November 6, 2008

Let's put this to rest once and for all

I'm convinced that the talk of Obama being "socialist" is really Crackerstani jargon for the "n" word. Look, as I've said time and time again, President-elect Obama is a neoliberal - that is, an adherent to the capitalist orthodoxy emanating from Milton Friedman's tomb. Look at the names being floated for Secretary of the Treasury, which includes Larry Summers. Jonathan Schwarz reprises a satire piece that he and Michael Gerbner wrote about a decade ago, that takes a real passage from Summers from his World Bank days and then riffs on it. Summers was a huge deregulation fan, which comes as no surprise. I'm not sure a repeat of 1990s style neoliberalism is what we need right now - in fact I'm quite certain to the contrary.

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