Articles by: Evel Economakis

Lessons from the Beer Belly Putsch

Lessons from the Beer Belly Putsch

In Europe we are not accustomed to seeing images on the television of thousands of Americans—right-wingers to boot—breaking the law, overrunning government buildings and violently attacking the police. By rushing the Capitol, the heart of American democracy, President Trump’s supporters demonstrated that they are ready for a fight. Many of these fanatics would love to use their weapons beyond the[Read More…]

by January 16, 2021 World
Covid-19: Life in the New Normal

Covid-19: Life in the New Normal

How people behave when the Covid-19 lockdown measures are lifted will vary. There are horses and mules among us. When the rider falls off the horse, the horse usually waits for her to get back on. The mule on the other hand, might kick, stomp or bite the rider. Twelve years have passed since the 2008 financial meltdown. Millions of[Read More…]

by April 21, 2020 World
 “May you live in interesting times”: Covid-19 and Capitalism’s Existential Crisis

 “May you live in interesting times”: Covid-19 and Capitalism’s Existential Crisis

There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks when decades happen.  When history is compressed enough and people bend their minds to new problems, consciousness can change with lightning speed.  Because of the emotional rollercoaster that is accompanying the Covid-19 pandemic, the world’s collective weltanschauung is shifting noticeably to the left. Fear and panic are poor advisers, of course. Absurd, visceral predictions[Read More…]

by April 6, 2020 World
A  View From Athens: Covid-19 and the End of the World as We Know It

A  View From Athens: Covid-19 and the End of the World as We Know It

No more kisses, handshakes or blowing out birthday candles.  But that’s alright.  We can live with these changes. Many people in Athens are still optimistic.  They say that in a relatively short period of time—and aided by more clement weather in the Northern Hemisphere—the global spread of Covid-19 will slow down enough to become manageable. People will joke about new[Read More…]

by April 6, 2020 World