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David J. Climenhaga

Wicked Witch war of words: 'Has Thatcher bashing crossed a line?' Well, er… no!

| April 13, 2013
David J. Climenhaga

The Redford Tories' conundrum: Progressive reason versus Conservative passion

| January 17, 2013

Barack Obama defeats Ronald Reagan: The U.S. votes against neoliberalism

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Photo: Adam Fagen/Flickr

For the second time in four years the U.S. electorate has voted against neoliberalism. The scale and the meaning of the victory has been underestimated as conservatives and liberals alike emphasize the vote count for the Democrats and the Republicans. Roughly 61,900,000 people voted for Obama and 58,650,000 chose Romney. The apparent proximity of these numbers should not obscure other understandings of the victory.

David J. Climenhaga

Undemocratic impulses? Who ya gonna call? Not Jimmy Carter!

| October 30, 2012
David J. Climenhaga

About Stephen Harper's ambassadorial timeshare: Maybe he missed the lesson on the Statute of Westminster!

| September 25, 2012
David J. Climenhaga

As goes California, so goes the nation!

| July 25, 2012

The Adam Smith tie and alternative economic models

A political mural in Havana, solidarity against neoliberalism. Photo: katkoala/Flickr

One of the entertaining characteristics of Ronald Reagan's first cabinet was that most of its members wore a tie bearing a cameo profile of Adam Smith. The new team had a clear vision: it was time to replace the statist capitalism theorized by John Maynard Keynes with the free market capitalism espoused by An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

David J. Climenhaga

If we'd heeded Tom Kent in 1981, our democracy would be healthier today

| November 18, 2011
David J. Climenhaga

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business: Attacking members' interests

| August 8, 2011
Gerry Caplan

Ronald Reagan at 100

| February 28, 2011
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