Losing control of the mic

Here is the unaired segment from a disastrous interview by Fox News’ star mouth-piece, Tucker Carlson, in which Dutch Historian, Rutger Bregman, said some very naughty things he wasn’t supposed to.


It made my day, I hope it makes yours; enjoy:




America’s subversion of Haiti’s democracy continues

I was brushing up on my knowledge of modern Haiti recently (Yes, I just said that and, No, I don’t have many friends), when I came across this article which really does, along with its URL links, provide an encompassing overview of Haiti’s tragic modern story at the hands of its colonial overlords.




America’s subversion of Haiti’s democracy continues – Mark Weisbrot, 2012

Yuval Noah Harari

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

Matthew 7:15-20 (KJV)


Danny Gutwein’s excellent play-by-play of The Chosen One‘s new book, 21 Lessons for the Twenty-First Century; very succinct, very enjoyable. So enjoy:

Danny Gutwein, ‘How Yuval Noah Harari Became the Pet Ideologist of the Liberal Elites’



Dani Rodrik discusses Hyper-Globalization and its Discontents.

If you don’t know Prof Rodrik’s work, you’re welcome.

There’s no shortage of criticism of the 21st century’s globalised form of feudalism we know as neo-liberalism, but to take it down so cogently, authoritatively and with such a ceaseless grasp of the economic facts is music to the ears.

As I grapple with my ingrained support for free trade; Rodrik’s words are never too many.



Dani Rodrik (and Mark Blyth) – From Globalization to Hyper-Globalization and Back