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Thursday, February 01, 2018

Living the Dream

Trump is running the country as if it were a business. This is what that stupid dream looks like. This should remind you both that government's provision of public goods is not reducible to business, and that much of what passes for business now is indeed reducible to crime.

Trump was always criminal in his business practices. In failing to address his criminality the country collaborated in making him "presidential" long before his run for the White House. America's celebration of profitable fraud made something like a Trump presidency inevitable.

America will always be vulnerable to Trumpublican authoritarianism until we treat the profitable deceptions of false advertising, self-promotional hyperbole, and the gaming or exploitation of systemic vulnerabilities as crime, fraud, criminal negligence, and reckless endangerment.


justsomeguy05 said...

Very well said. Thank You.

Dale Carrico said...

Thanks! I don't say much these days -- everything that is wrong is too obvious, everything that must be done is too obvious. My obvious opinions bore me, I can't think why they wouldn't bore everybody else.