LIVE STREAM at 12:15 pm: Ian Bremmer on the End of the Free Market

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Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer will be speaking at the New America Foundation TODAY from 12:15 pm-1:45 pm, discussing his new book, The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations? , with TWN publisher Steve Clemons.
If you can’t join us for this event, we will be livestreaming here at TWN.
— Andrew Lebovich

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19 comments on “LIVE STREAM at 12:15 pm: Ian Bremmer on the End of the Free Market

  1. Paul Norheim says:

    Dennis Hopper died today. R.I.P.

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  2. ... says:

    poa and paul.. thanks… i broke it up into 3 separate posts and that worked… i don’t remember not being able to post a few links within one post, but that appears to be it… thanks!

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  3. Dan Kervick says:

    If we are now in a world in which the two main choices are Chinese autocracy and US laissez faire corporatism, where we must choose between Hu Jintao’s bureaucracy or the robber barons on Ian Bremmer’s client list, then it is time for a revolution.
    What both of these systems have in common, the common reason why they are failing humanity, is obvious: they are not democratic.

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  4. Don Bacon says:

    Hey, the people get it.
    WASHINGTON, USA TODAY, today

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  5. PissedOffAmerican says:

    “Well, if you say so. I never doubted that he would be worse. He has no principles and he’s closer to Israel, for two things”
    Well, as anyone here or the other blogs I post at know, I too have always thought this guy was a fuckin’ fraud. I even took Kervick to task for the naivete he exhibited when he was still buying Obama’s line of crap on the settlement issue.
    Its comical that on Taylor Marsh’s site, all those rubber spined Marshmellows over there are now sniveling and moaning about Obama being EXACTLY what I told them he was, when they were so voraciously in disagreement with my warnings.
    But to be honest, his cowardly, inadequate, and shameful performance in response to this calamity even falls below my lowest expectations of him. Gads, what a worthless piece of shit. Has our nation really fallen so low that the likes of Palin or Obama can garner such adoration??? Are we a nation of fuckin’ idiots?

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  6. Don Bacon says:

    POA: “I never thought I’d say it, but this Administration may well prove to be MORE damaging to our nation than that of George Bush’s was.”
    Well, if you say so. I never doubted that he would be worse. He has no principles and he’s closer to Israel, for two things.

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  7. Don Bacon says:

    WASHINGTON, NYT, March 30, 2010
    The Obama administration is proposing to open vast expanses of water along the Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the north coast of Alaska to oil and natural gas drilling, much of it for the first time, officials said Tuesday.
    The proposal

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  8. Paul Norheim says:

    I’ve had this problem too recently, but by copying my comment,
    clicking on “Post a Comment” and pasting it into the thread
    again, I always succeed in distributing my words of wisdom to the
    world community.

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  9. PissedOffAmerican says:

    “spamming appears to be okay, but a comment isn’t… twn seems to be falling apart… interesting..”
    I doubt your comment is being censored are blocked. More than two links??? That’ll throw a wrench in it. If not, try rebooting. If you are on dial-up, change your access number, and try again. What you describe sometimes happens to me, and these are the steps I take to alleviate the problem.

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  10. ... says:

    spamming appears to be okay, but a comment isn’t… twn seems to be falling apart… interesting..

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  11. ... says:

    for the ‘Watch Out When an Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi & Taliban Agree’ thread…
    Your comment has been received and held for approval by the blog owner.
    << Go back to try again (you won’t lose what you have typed).
    modern day israel – fanatics are running the orthodox religion…they are also the largest growing religious group within israel…
    Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

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  12. PissedOffAmerican says:

    I find it hard to give a shit about ANY of this as long as this gusher spews forth, and this piece of crap Tony Hayward gives the United States a huge “fuck you” with an endless litany of lies.
    What the fuck is wrong with Barack Obama? Is he really such a spineless worm that he can’t stand up for ANYTHING??? This bastard Hayward should be ARRESTED in front of the cameras, and frog marched to a holding cell with no bail. He has lied about this catastrophe from the beginning, and continues to lie to us.
    I have certainly gained some respect for Taylor Marsh, as she has stayed on top of this issue since the beginning, and seems to “get it” that this is the driving issue of the day, and that it is a disaster for the democrats. We are not only seeing the gulf states DEVASTATED by this clusterfuck of corrupt and lax oversight, corporate malfeasance, lackadaisical response, and government impotence and incompetence, but we are also seeing progressives LOSING their foothold, and being set back AT LEAST ten years, possibly eighteen years. This cowardly waffling piece of shit Obama has handed the RW the future majority on a silver platter.
    I never thought I’d say it, but this Administration may well prove to be MORE damaging to our nation than that of George Bush’s was. And now, thanks to this feckless and embarrassing empty suit Obama, the far right will recieve a few more years of majority rule, on top of the eight years they already had under the monkey boy Bush and that satanic monster, Cheney.
    Unbelievable. It was bad enough seeing Netanyahu spit in Obama’s face with impunity, aided by these ass kissing AIPAC embracing scumballs such as Reid and Hoyer, etc. But seeing this little strutting Napoleonic douchebag Hayward posturing before the cameras while his army of attorneys hide behind the curtains working to figure out how to fuck us out of compensation is too much to bear. I’m suprised Obama has enough guts to get in front of the cameras at this point. Every single photo op has only BUTTRESSED the contention that he’s out of his league and in over his head.
    Gads, what a pathetic display. This jackass’s supposed big brain has been proven as worthless and damaging as George Bush’s big balls were. A shame we can’t get someone in there with brains AND balls, eh? Maybe then we’d see a little integrity, some conviction, and maybe even some competence.

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  13. ... says:

    can’t post on a thread down below.. i get this message
    Thank you for commenting.
    Your comment has been received and held for approval by the blog owner.
    << Go back to try again (you won’t lose what you have typed).
    which is it? held for approval, or go back and try again???
    confusing response to be giving..

    who tried posting on the
    Watch Out When an Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi & Taliban Agree
    thread..

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  14. ... says:

    just checking……..

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  15. Don Bacon says:

    Turned out to be? You mean he changed?

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  16. PissedOffAmerican says:

    This fuckin’ coward Obama, just handed the right wing the majority, and the Presidency, by his handling of this gusher. He’s a one termer, and he will slink away disgraced and loathed.
    What a worm he turned out to be.

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  17. Don Bacon says:

    Hey, come on, times are tough. I hear that Big Oil had to lay off a hundred congressmen and the Big Banks had to let twenty senators go.

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  18. JohnH says:

    Let’s all go out and cry for the troubles facing multinationals. Yes, they have problems. And yes, the state is defeating them in China but not everywhere.
    Fact is, the situation in China and the US could not be more different. In the US, multinationals have simply taken charge of the government. National debt/GDP doubled to bail out Wall Street. Defense contractors reap a constant stream stemming from the boondoggle of no-bid contracts. Big Pharma has gotten Medicare to pay whatever is wants to charge. Big Oil gets waivers on most any environmental regulation it wants and on most royalty payments as well.
    The clearest sign of government’s captivity to Big Money is that Obama has yet to indicate any Big Fish connected to the collapse of Wall Street, corruption in defense contracting, or the Gulf oil spill.
    Yes, there is a war between States and Government. In China, the government won. In the US the multinationals won.

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  19. Don Bacon says:

    Very interesting. While Reagonites and others have been celebrating the end of the cold war with hurrahs that communism lost and capitalism won, China has rather quietly proven that a state-run politically-driven economy has advantages over a corporate profit-driven one.
    “In a state capitalist system– the principle economic actors are looking first to achieve political goals. Profits are subordinate to that goal. In other words, if profits serve the state

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