In 1994, in an interview, Milton Friedman said that in the 1990s there is “much less optimism and all the problems have been produced by government.” This is the essential argument between the two political parties in the United States today. One pretends to be the party of Conservatives, whom they define as people like [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Democracy'
We are days from the 2012 elections. The Republicans have their candidate and the Democrats theirs. Romney versus Obama. You have a decision to make. It is all yours and it could affect the rest of your life. The object of the Republican candidate is to discredit the record of the current President. Governor Romney [...]
The first Presidential campaign debate of the 2012 campaign was generally seen by the political punditry as a victory for the contender. Not only did he show style and seem to show substance, but he had an aggressive posture that allowed him to call the President a liar. Well, he didn’t say that exactly but [...]
The country is divided. North, South, East, West…we argue about everything. And why? Because we now have a system that allows organizations, newscasters, politicians, even ministers to lie in public and get away with it. That results in large moneyed interests using politicians and anyone whose loyalty they can buy for a few pieces of [...]
Sometimes it seems that economists live in a world different from ours. We have bills to pay, jobs to keep, children to educate. The formulas that economists constantly elaborate upon seem to have little to do with daily life. Of course that is not true. The outcome of macroeconomic calculation can have an enormous impact [...]
April 26th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Culture, Democracy, General, Human Rights, Politics, Populism, wars and militarism
A lot of Right Wing radio commentators toss around the word “Nazi” these days and it seems that many of them have no idea what they are talking about. Of all absurd things, they call the President a Nazi at times when they are really getting loony. President Barack Obama is a man whom many [...]