I maintained a blog for about a year and a half called Money Doesn’t Talk, It Swears, based on a line from a Bob Dylan song. It focused on 1) The corporations and entrepreuners who influence US foreign policy and then make money from its implementation; 2) The politics and economics of the Pacific Rim; 3) The state of the US and global labor movement (or what’s left of it); 4) What’s happening in Korea and Japan from the perspective of someone who was raised in Tokyo and Seoul during the height of the Cold War; and 5) Music and culture. But I got so involved in it, I wasn’t working on my book and or my journalism. So I had to stop. But it’s still full of interesting articles, written from Washington, D.C., and Silver Spring, Maryland, in 2005 (including this snapshot of Bush’s second inauguration.) Henceforth, I’ll be using the site as a backstop for archived articles, so if you want to keep up with my work, keep coming back here. I’ll be writing about the same things, but in a much snappier style more attuned to the quick and dirty world of the Internet.
While money doesn’t talk, it swears
Obscenity, who really cares
Propaganda, all is phony.
— B. Dylan