Tag: Robert Reich

As the West Goes Up in Flames, Trump Couldn’t Care Less | The Smirking Chimp

 

As the West Goes Up in Flames, Trump Couldn’t Care Less | The Smirking Chimp

Nonetheless, Americans have a clear choice. In a few weeks, when they decide whether Trump deserves another four years, climate change will be on the ballot. The choice shouldn’t be hard to make. Like the coronavirus, the dire consequences of climate change – coupled with Trump’s utter malfeasance – offer unambiguous proof that he couldn’t care less about the public good.

As the West Goes Up in Flames, Trump Couldn’t Care Less | The Smirking Chimp

Milton Friedman, 50 Years Ago Today | The Smirking Chimp

A half-century ago, the economist Milton Friedman wrote an article in the New York Times Magazine that got a lot of attention. In it, he argued that CEOs should not try to be socially responsible. Their sole obligation was to maximize shareholder returns. It was the responsibility of government to respond to social needs.

Milton Friedman, 50 Years Ago Today | The Smirking Chimp

Trump doesn’t care if wildfires destroy the west – it didn’t vote for him | Robert Reich | Opinion | The Guardian

Cars drive along the Golden Gate Bridge under an orange smoke-filled sky – at midday in San Francisco.

The choice shouldn’t be hard to make. Like the coronavirus, the dire consequences of climate change – coupled with Trump’s utter malfeasance – offer unambiguous proof that he couldn’t care less about the public good.

Trump doesn’t care if wildfires destroy the west – it didn’t vote for him | Robert Reich | Opinion | The Guardian

Citizen Musk | The Smirking Chimp

The problem isn’t only that Elon Musk has a net worth of about $100 billion when tens of millions of Americans are barely getting by. It’s that he’s made this money while treating his workers so badly. His wealth quadrupled during the 4 months Tesla forced all workers to take a 10 percent pay cut.

Citizen Musk | The Smirking Chimp

Robert Reich (Labor Day 2020: The Power Shift)

If wealth continues to concentrate at the top, no one will be able to contain the corrupting influence of big money on the American system and the anger it unleashes. As Justice Louis D Brandeis once said, “We can have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.”

Robert Reich (Labor Day 2020: The Power Shift)

On Labor Day, remember this: Trump’s America works only for the rich | Robert Reich | Opinion | The Guardian

Donald Trump has given cover to the financial elites as they rig US capitalism to serve their own interests.

If wealth continues to concentrate at the top, no one will be able to contain the corrupting influence of big money on the American system and the anger it unleashes. As Justice Louis D Brandeis once said: “We can have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.”

On Labor Day, remember this: Trump’s America works only for the rich | Robert Reich | Opinion | The Guardian

Old Dog Thoughts- Scapegoating Dan Andrews on Aged-Care and China. Remember CHAFTA

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg in a suit in front of a TV screen

Fighting Fake News with REAL 4/9/20;How Big Money Corrupts Our Politics (And How to Fix It) | Robert Reich; Josh Frydenberg the Harvard dropkick Treasurer;

Old Dog Thoughts- Murdoch media hiding Trump’s brain spill on Fox News.

Fighting Fake News with REAL 2/9/20; What the Fact?! Robert Reich Reacts to the RNC, Humour, The mad monk proves that title is his alone; Trump is a super spreader of ficticious fear spread on Murdoch Media

The real threats to American law and order are Trump’s craven enablers | Robert Reich | Opinion | The Guardian

 

The real threats to American law and order are Trump’s craven enablers | Robert Reich | Opinion | The Guardian
‘Trump’s above-the-law, race-baiting, me-first presidency’ was on display at the Republican national convention, staged at the White House.

Since Trump promised he would hire ‘the best people’, 14 Trump aides, donors and advisers have been indicted or imprisoned

The real threats to American law and order are Trump’s craven enablers | Robert Reich | Opinion | The Guardian

Old Dog Thoughts- LNP assisted in killing 1mill Indonesians took us to Vietnam. Now they’re Sabre rattling again. Will we ever learn

Fighting Fake News with REAL 28/8/20; Justice for Jacob Blake Means Systemic Change | Robert Reich, Bye Bye Abbott Bye Bye; LNP the War Paranoia and Division Party wants another Vietnam

Unlike Republicans, Democrats Can Govern. But Can They Fight? | The Smirking Chimp

The Democratic Party is basically a governing party, organized around developing and implementing public policies. The Republican Party has become an attack party, organized around developing and implementing political vitriol. Democrats legislate. Republicans fulminate. In theory, politics requires both capacities – to govern, but also to fight to attain and retain power. The dysfunction today is that Republicans can’t govern and Democrats can’t fight.

Unlike Republicans, Democrats Can Govern. But Can They Fight? | The Smirking Chimp

Old Dog Thoughts-CH9’s Fairfax is on the LNP’s case but whose on Labor’s? The Quid is clear what’s the Quo? Make News Corp second fiddle?

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Who’s Really Looting America? with Robert Reich; Branch Stacking Morrison wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Branch stacking; Trump’s diplomacy has had a single minded focus since 2017 himself;

Resisting Rotten Leadership: from Mencius to Robert Reich

Reich recounted the Trump non-response to pandemic, protests and a collapsing economy, concluding that the president is not a president at all. Some might feel uncomfortable with that idea. After all, like him or not, he has the title. But Reich’s argument is that the title doesn’t make you a president; being a public servant requires performing your duties for the common good.

via Resisting Rotten Leadership: from Mencius to Robert Reich

Fire, pestilence and a country at war with itself: the Trump presidency is over | Donald Trump | The Guardian

Donald Trump looks back as he boards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Saturday.

You’d be forgiven if you hadn’t noticed. His verbal bombshells are louder than ever, but Donald J Trump is no longer president of the United States.
Policing in the US is not about enforcing law. It’s about enforcing white supremacy
By having no constructive response to any of the monumental crises now convulsing America, Trump has abdicated his office.

He is not governing. He’s golfing, watching cable TV and tweeting.

Fire, pestilence and a country at war with itself: the Trump presidency is over | Donald Trump | The Guardian