Reviewing a Game as Old as Empire

A Game as Old as Empire builds on Confessions of an Economic Hitman. Edited by Stephen Hiatt, A Game as Old as Empire is a collection of essays by people who are confessing their participation in the abuse of people around the world committed by governments and corporations working together.

Over a decade old, some of the data presented in A Game as Old as Empire is no longer accurate. Some of the programs described have been changed or deleted. But the book is a critical contribution to our understanding of the ways governments, especially the United States, abuse and exploit people at the behest of multinational corporations.

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Reviewing The Death of Democracy

Benjamin Carter Hett’s The Death of Democracy: Hitler’s Rise and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic isn’t the first book I have read trying to explain how Hitler came to power, but it’s the best. Reading it as too many Americans pretend that Biden’s victory saved American democracy was particularly sobering.

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Democrats Should Pack the Supreme Court

The verdict for this episode is: I now support packing the Supreme Court.

In this episode, I discuss the historical support for court packing, and I propose a constitutional amendment.

Karen Controls Politics

The verdict for this episode is: the political parties only care about Karen.

In this episode, I use Biden’s recent comments about black voters and the House bill to show how the Democratic Party only cares about Karen.