Eric Alterman – The ability of the 1…

The ability of the 1 percent to buy politicians and regulators is nothing new in…


“The ability of the 1 percent to buy politicians and regulators is nothing new in American politics – just as inequality has been a permanent part of our economic system. This is true of virtually all political and economic systems.”
-Eric Alterman

Eric Alterman – Much of what Tea Party…

Much of what Tea Party candidates claimed about the world and the global economy during…


“Much of what Tea Party candidates claimed about the world and the global economy during the 2010 elections would have earned their adherents a well-deserved F in any freshman economics (or earth science) class.”
-Eric Alterman

Eric Alterman – To own the dominant, or…

To own the dominant, or only, newspaper in a mid-sized American city was, for…


“To own the dominant, or only, newspaper in a mid-sized American city was, for many decades, a kind of license to print money. In the Internet age, however, no one has figured out how to rescue the newspaper in the United States or abroad.”
-Eric Alterman

Eric Alterman – As a parent and a…

As a parent and a citizen, I’ll take a Bill Gates (or Warren Buffett) over…


“As a parent and a citizen, I’ll take a Bill Gates (or Warren Buffett) over Steve Jobs every time. If we must have billionaires, better they should ignore Jobs’s example and instead embrace the morality and wisdom of the great industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.”
-Eric Alterman

Eric Alterman – Three centuries after the appearance…

Three centuries after the appearance of Franklin’s ‘Courant,’ it no longer requires a dystopic imagination…


“Three centuries after the appearance of Franklin’s ‘Courant,’ it no longer requires a dystopic imagination to wonder who will have the dubious distinction of publishing America’s last genuine newspaper. Few believe that newspapers in their current printed form will survive.”
-Eric Alterman

Eric Alterman – More and more, Democrats are…

More and more, Democrats are starting to worry they that they have a more um…


“More and more, Democrats are starting to worry they that they have a more um, colorful version of Jimmy Carter on their hands. Obama acts cool as a proverbial cucumber but that awful ’70s show seems frightfully close to a rerun.”
-Eric Alterman