You know I’m a bit monomancial if you read this blog. My two big political fixations right now are Huey Long/LBJ type politicians and the politics of gender.
Here’s an interesting long piece about Robert Caro’s massive five-volume biography of LBJ. If I have a long retirement, I would like to read all five.
Here’s two short to-the-point pieces about the what an old boys’ club banksterism is. Knowing a few banksters, it rings very true to me, and I think it goes to why a lot of these Very Serious Wall Street types have the political attitudes that they do, regardless of what regular guys they are, what “hard-scrabble” childhoods they might have had, how much they know about “what it takes for America to be competitive”, etc. etc.
What internets have you been reading today?