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Steven Rybicki

If M.I.A. is the Gayatri Spivak of pop music (cf. the-now-defunct Stylus; the Fork; and the Dean himself, Robert Christgau), then could her new protégé Rye Rye become its Judith Butler? All of this is to say: is it me…

While President Obama may assert the existence of “fundamentally sound aspects” of the US economy, the problem is that even if these vaguely formulated fundamentals exist, they are fundamentally irrelevant to this depression in which we find ourselves. With more…

Stimulus is upon us. In the name of partisan self-interest, both parties will preach that they have identified THE ONE macro-theory of economics that is entirely at-fault for this and they will also blame a few people who “really” triggered…

Need a burst of anxiety courtesy of the pitiless abyss that swallowed High Finance? Then let’s talk bonds. So, what happens when a government creates debt and no one buys it? Specifically, what if the government of one of the…

According to CNN, Larry Flynt and Joe Francis will submit a plea to Congress for $5bn in bailout funds for Big Porn. Suffering financially as a result of the Internet, “the business” needs stimulation. Slurred from the luscious lips of…

Eric Posner (E) has been busy mocking the realignment of political principles of both the Left and Right now that the person possessing the executive power will wear a blue jersey instead of a red one.  In December E’s b.s….

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