Obama

An article run by BusinessWeek and Bloomberg News on February 9th, 2010 read “Obama: I Don’t Begrudge JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs their multi-million dollar bonuses”, quoting Obama as saying “I, like most of the American people, don’t begrudge people success or wealth. That is part of the free-market system.” This of course led the…

Populism Left and Right

The Citizens United opinion handed down by the Supreme Court in January gave corporations a much greater freedom to spend on elections, which in turn produced a tidal wave of sky-is-falling concern on the left, especially throughout the progressive blogosphere, about the political impact. A Marxist acquaintance wrote me and others following the opinion under…