Mad For The Mid-Terms

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The U.S. mid-term elections produce muscle memory. I can’t help but think I should comment on the goings on of the process.

That’s to be a mistake for sure. An unforced error. A relic of a ritual back when the Web was the Wild West, but the gun slingers had a code. Sorta.

You could quick draw an opinion, but facts were the bulls eye, and bull shit was called out, and points well made often garnered a nascent HTML tip of the hat.

Well that’s a rooster crow of what was a brief romance, but it felt that way at the time. When avocational political post were baseline riffs on how this or that would bottom end with an established bottom line.

For example. Used to be that politicians would espouse numerous moral justifications in organizing a nation’s political economy in a proscribe capitalistic way. But no more. A global economy, is now… Just The Way It Is. And that’s a why without a reason, which can’t help but produce an open season for any theory, benign or nefarious, that at least tries to articulate the cause of inevitable economic winners or losers.

There is a why about why jobs are lost, wages stagnate, economic sectors appear and disappear, and why, in the United States, finance trumps manufacturing. And the whys can be debated, but not when politicians, Democrat and Republican, timidly proffer, “It’s Just The Way It Is.”

The bottom line. Adam Smith wrote more than one book.


I’m spry yet retired. I reside in the inner city of a major metropolitan area of the United States. I read politics. I watch baseball. I hum along with the tune. I June swoon, and moon the bad poem. Post here, are old and new. Opinions are my very own, except when wrong.

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