Syriza against the Moralisers: On the argumentative contortions of Pavlos Eleftheriadis… More Citizens of Europe: You Are the Problem
SYRIZA entered the 2015 election on a programme rejecting austerity and neoliberal ‘reforms.’ They have captured power: What will they do with it?… More SYRIZA in Power: Lessons from a French Experiment
Every year we go through the motions of telling everyone what we’re thankful for on Thanksgiving. We do it a few times a year, arbitrarily marking the subjective importance of people, events and things, on various, ostensibly different feast days.… More On Feast Days
Three Rates for the Wall Street-boys under the sky, Seven for the Bund-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Bear Stearns traders doomed to die, One for the Lord Mayor on his dark throne In the Land of Mammon where the Usurers lie. One Rate to rule them all, One Rate to find them,… More The Rates of Power
‘We must stay the course of reform and avoid any loss of momentum, which could undermine the turnaround in confidence that is underway, delaying the needed upswing in growth and job creation.’ [My emphasis] In so many words Olli Rehn–European Commissioner for Economic & Monetary Affairs and the Euro–proved that the reigning cult of self-flagellation… More Austerity in Europe: The End of the Affair?
The British Labour Party is approaching a natural, if in any case farcical point in its 30-year turn to the right. Impelled towards the liberal-left on largely symbolic social matters in a vain effort to stake a claim to progressivism, the party remains hemmed to its right on matters economic. These narrowed ideological bounds continue… More Labour’s ‘One Nation’ Dead-End
When I finally board my flight from London to Los Angeles later this month, I’ll have completed a decade-long journey of sorts. I’ve spent the better part of the last 10 years ensconced in Europe, after a 3-4-year long stint in New England, routine trips back to California and a brief sojourn in South America.… More Post-Script 2012: A Personal Statement on Precarity