Dave Stockman has a website up and running now called "Stockman's Contra Corner". I highly recommend it. The authors might be familiar if you read economic blogs. It is anti-crony capitalism. It is anti-warfare state. It is similar to Zero Hedge (Stockman pieces still show up on ZH) but without the bombast. Stockman is an old insider, making his way up the GOP as well as the private equity and financial world. Some of the items they discuss are things you see float around our sphere. This last week, the Chinese anti-corruption post and who paid for Ukraine's overthrow post were gems. The annoying James Howard Kunstler is a contributor, but the other writers more than make up for Kunstler's jackassery (he's right about modern architecture though). A nice theme to the writers' work is that many of the sectors of the economy that have experienced hypertrophy in the last 30 years went from being regular pieces of the economy to becoming jobs engines to keep employment up (health care, education, FIRE). These guys do a nice job of seeking international news and digging a bit deeper to reveal the cesspool that is our current system.
Might as well check it out since Chuck stopped running his blog, Gucci Little Piggy. Two different sites, but just substitute for your mindspace and time for the day even if Chuck had not been updating daily for quite some time. Chuck moves onto bigger and better things. I'd like to thank Chuck for a spot on the old blogroll he had for a while, but more importantly, the entertaining posts. Chuck could craft a well written post. What makes you check a website out? Reading something different yet insightful. It still has to be entertaining because dry as hell gets old no matter how smart it reads. "Flash Robs" or blacks behaving badly was a Chuck staple months if not years before the mass media had to carefully twist it but admit it. During the whole Trayvon-Zimmerman ordeal, was there anyone writing about it like Chuck? Nope. It was fun to see Chuck fact check hate hoaxes and the "Hey Chuck, you see this one" notes in his comments section on a new prog-victim 24 hour news bombardment. The comments section was also entertaining. Part of why people talk about identities, tribalism and even thede stuff is that you can easily consider a point of view or experience similar, empathize and/or sympathize if you have something in common with the author. A personal joy of reading Chuck's writing was that the Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes, "What the fuck is going on and why is this allowed to happen? It's GD lunacy!" I feel at times was in his posting but in a polite manner. Young guy looking at the idiocy of the modern world. I look forward to reading the Zimmerman book when it comes out (if it's still just on the case), and hopefully, we see him on even bigger media outlets. Thanks and good luck Chuck.