This comes to us from The Future 500, my favorite progressivish Bay Area think tank, of which I am actually a senior fellow (if you can believe it). In the attached video I am moderating a panel at The National Press Club in Washington on “The Future of Conservatism.” Steve Bannon is on the panel. Below Future 500 has isolated Bannon’s thoughts from that afternoon and they are illuminating.
The former editor of Breitbart is a fighter. A fighter who tends to win.
According to Trump’s 7 point plan for the first 100 days he wants to institute a requirement that;
“for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated.”
In Canada they did something similar recently (though it was only one regulation removed for each one created) and a few months ago ACC argued that we should try a similar tack in the USA. ACC would have been happy with a 1 for 1,
Boy is that ever true.
Many people have only just now begun to get “above water” on their homes. Many still aren’t. Many people are still under employed. Many more people are working multiple jobs – people who once were solidly in the middle class with one job. Many people haven’t gotten back to anything like pre-Crash life. There is still a long way to go until this country is back to where it should be economically.
Clinton downplayed this economic uncertainty.
This is one people need to watch closely. The Trans Pacific Partnership was a deal done in secret that represents managed trade, that is trade for large vested interests, not “free trade.” One does not need an agreement for free trade. Just let companies trade with one another across borders. Simple. (We are very much for real free trade.)
No, Hollywood, Pharma, many other interests want a trade framework which they can control and that is what the TPP appears to be.
This picture just says so much.
Some legitimately good advice for Democrats looking to the future. The Dems right now are the party of corporatism (though there’s plenty in the GOP too of course). The Clintons are a big reason why this is. The Democratic Party has a chance to clean house a bit here. Trump may have actually done the Democrats a favor.
They were still talking “landslide” at 8:30 Tuesday night.
Golf, as I have written before is a wonderful game. It is a thinking persons game. It is profoundly challenging and one can play it practically until they cart you away to the afterlife clubhouse. That Obama also likes golf is one of the few things on which he and I could (in theory) relate. (My usual go to with my “progressive” friends is classic rock. If one can drink a beer, keep one’s politics in check for a couple of hours and talk T-Rex and The Kinks we can be friends.) That he has played as much golf as he has in his presidency I also see as a positive.
OK, this is a pure dose of some libertarian/free enterprise white lightning. It’s hardcore and it will blow the minds of many of our statist friends who visit this site. Personally I find these arguments to be pretty much common sense. But the ideas below are not “officially approved” opinions. The video will challenge the thinking of many people. So be warned. (Just a trigger warning for all you socialists out there. For the record many of the great free marketeers in history started as socialists.)
These people (often) vote.
Football was the only sport I was ever really good at and I used to love it. (Though I abandoned playing by junior high.)
I was a pretty good soccer player. I loved and love surfing, though at my very best I still wasn’t an “A” or even “B+” level surfer. I’m a reasonably good golfer. I used to play a lot of tennis. But football was the only sport where there was even the glimmer of something extraordinary for me.
It burns! It burns!