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Who Won in 2016? Big Money


#1

Who Won in 2016? Big Money.

Jim Hightower

In one of Agatha Christie’s murder mysteries, the key clue that solved the whodunit wasn’t something that happened, but something that didn’t — specifically, a dog that didn’t bark.

That plot fits one of the great mysteries of this year’s Trump-Clinton race for president: There was no barking at the democracy-murdering power of big corporate money in our politics.


#2

J is for Junk Economics
A conversation between Chris Hedges and Michael Hudson


#3

The key to understanding this election came after it was almost all over. In the last few days, after that old shark smelled blood in the water, Sheldon Adelson pumped $60 million into Trumps war chest. He had been holding back figuring on a Clinton victory but jumped back in, despite the polls, to hold Trump to his promise to move the American embassy to Jerusalem and give up on the two-state solution. Hmm... How did he know that Clinton was dead in the water at that point? It's a lot like professional wrestling. You know it's fixed but most of us don't know who will actually win.


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Sorry Mr. HIghtower, it was Sherlock Holmes not Agatha, unless Agatha used it also.

"Gregory (Scotland Yard detective): "Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?"
Holmes: "To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time."
Gregory: "The dog did nothing in the night-time."
Holmes: "That was the curious incident."...The Adventure of Silver Blaze.


#5

You're right, HisStory, it was one of Conan Doyle's Sherlock adventures. I really love 'ya, Mr. Hightower, but am disappointed to learn that you aren't a Sherlock fan.


#8

The Mob knows what to do with assets that cease to be assets.


#9

Big Money always wins. It has already successfully divided the people following the results of this election. The 99% are hopelessly shattered. The reason why the 1% win so much is that they don't bicker among each other constantly. Maybe people are indeed too stupid to govern themselves.