Tag Archives: greed

The Best Health Care You Can Afford

“No, I mean I’m sorry that you’ve inherited such a miserable, collapsing Old Country. A place where rich Bankers own everything, where you’ve got to be grateful for a part-time job with no benefits and no retirement plan, where the … Continue reading

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The Madness of Anders Aslund; Economic Advice for Ideologues With Too Much Money

Unwrap yourself for a starving man Come drown your thoughts if they bite you Turn off the world if it makes you hurt I’m just a clown but I like you… Max Webster, from “Let Go the Line” What follows … Continue reading

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Turn On Your Receiver

Turn on your receiver, I’m gonna lay it on the line; ‘cause I’m a great believer in hangin’ on to what is mine So come over here and listen; I don’t want you to be missin’ What I say: And … Continue reading

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Navalny Hearts Trouble

Longtime readers will recall that Yalensis has sort of a thing about Alexei Navalny, and worked harder than any real journalist I know of to get to the bottom of the KirovLes timber scandal for which he was found guilty … Continue reading

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Godfather Putin Among the Grapes of Wrath

There’s something awkwardly touching about Robert Coalson’s enduring faith. Like a child closing her eyes and reciting “I do believe in fairies” three times, he is imbued with the certainty that Russia’s collapse is just around the next corner. And … Continue reading

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Don’t Talk to Me About the Rule of Law. Ever Again.

“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” Voltaire An interesting poll review came out last year in The Washington Post. It will surprise no one, … Continue reading

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The Game is Afoot: Follow Your Spirit, and Upon This Charge, Cry “God for Browder, King and Saint George!!”

Probably everyone is now aware of an unusual blip on the British legal radar : the visiting of charges of libel upon William Browder – naturalised British citizen who still swings enough weight with American lawmakers that he sweet-talked them … Continue reading

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The Songs of Every Man

From a distance we all have enough, And no one is in need. And there are no guns, no bombs, and no disease, No hungry mouths to feed. From a distance, there is harmony, And it echoes through the land. … Continue reading

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The KirovLes Case and the Navalny/Ofitserov Email Trail

Today, we have something a little different. After several attempts to coax him into the spotlight, shrinking violet Yalensis has finally agreed to do a guest post, and this one was an eye-opener for me. It could be argued that … Continue reading

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The Regime Change Special; Derailed By Travesty

Although this blog deals mostly with Russian politics, political figures and issues, occasionally the connection is purely peripheral. So it is today, when we’re going to talk about Russia and China’s veto of a UN Security Council Resolution centered on … Continue reading

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