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There You Go Again, Donald…

December 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on There You Go Again, Donald… · 2016 Presidential Campaign, General, jobs, Labor, Lobbying, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Trump

The hits to the American people just keep coming. Trump’s cabinet is a who’s who of the richest, Rightist, wrongist group of characters ever seen in a Presidential Cabinet. We don’t know how well they will fare against the questioning of both Republicans and Democrats in Congressional approval hearings. Perhaps these will not be the […]

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Down Trump’s Golden Brick Road

November 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on Down Trump’s Golden Brick Road · Democracy, Economics, Fascism, General, Human Rights, jobs, Labor, obstruction, Politics, Populism, The Budget, Trump vs HIllary, Wall Street

We must examine the Trump infrastructure plan. At first, it sounds, well, pretty good. And then you get the details. First, why do you think Trump is proposing an infrastructure plan? Is it because he really wants to put people to work? That is dubious. If he did, he would have brought into his circle […]

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Trump: A Fantasy of Being President

August 10th, 2016 · Comments Off on Trump: A Fantasy of Being President · 2016 Presidential Campaign, Democracy, Economics, General, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, taxes, The Budget, Trump vs HIllary, Wall Street, wars and militarism

Donald Trump recently laid out his economic policies in a speech in Detroit, Michigan. It is no surprise he did it there. Detroit is a disaster, created by a variety of mistakes, both from politically active but administratively unqualified Democrats and then from greedy, uncaring, arrogant Republicans who want basically to buy up Detroit and […]

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Inequality and Poverty

March 27th, 2015 · Comments Off on Inequality and Poverty · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Culture, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, General, Human Rights, jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, Wall Street

Government is failing Americans. A nation accustomed to creating new industries, technologies and good jobs within those industries can no longer expect vision from government. Incomes, fortunes in fact, earned abroad by owners of corporations go directly from the marketplace into the pockets of the already rich. This inequality of outcomes and incomes is causing […]

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Zionism, Israel, Palestine and Peace

August 25th, 2014 · Comments Off on Zionism, Israel, Palestine and Peace · Culture, General, International affairs, Populism

The word “Zionism” is often thrown around by people who know very little, or nothing, about it. Zionism was an organized reaction to centuries of violent anti-Semitism that threatened to wipe out the Jewish people. After centuries of persecution and pogroms, the active persecution of Jews had become intolerable. And on the horizon was the […]

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How Liberal Reagan Became Conservative Reagan

July 7th, 2014 · Comments Off on How Liberal Reagan Became Conservative Reagan · General

Why would anyone choose Ronald Reagan as the best President of the United States of those who have served in that capacity since 1945? First of all, you don’t need to look further forward than 1945, when Harry S. Truman took over the Presidency. He dealt, just as Barack Obama has, with an obstructive Congress. […]

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The Case For Liberal Economics

January 27th, 2014 · Comments Off on The Case For Liberal Economics · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, General, jobs, Labor, Lobbying, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, The Budget, Wall Street, wars and militarism

We have serious economic problems. As a country, we need to move ahead. China is buying up the world’s resources. Soon Russia will do the same thing. What China and Russia do not buy up, the Middle Eastern oil countries will buy while there is still something left. Our largest financiers are holding their cash. […]

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The Land of Opportunity–for the Koch Brothers.

December 5th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Land of Opportunity–for the Koch Brothers. · ALEC, Budgets, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, General, jobs, Lobbying, Media, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, The Budget

In the south Bronx, the unemployment rate is 19%. In Detroit and other metro areas it can be even higher than that. The opportunity to emerge from those areas, and now increasingly widening areas in the country has become, according to sociologists and economists….almost nil. There are no more Horatio Alger stories. They exist only […]

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Inflation Versus Inaction

June 20th, 2013 · Comments Off on Inflation Versus Inaction · Corporations and Industry, Economics, General, government intervention, jobs, Lobbying, Politics, Populism

We now get a lot of activity from the theorists who say inflation is right around the corner. Every little up-tick in the interest rates, no matter how small, is seen as the first step in an upward spiral into the disaster of inflation. Well, who is saying this? It’s not the same economists who […]

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Failure of Conservative Economics, Part III The Big Economic Lie

February 10th, 2013 · Comments Off on Failure of Conservative Economics, Part III The Big Economic Lie · Capitalism, Economics, General, Politics, Populism

No discussion of Conservative economics will be complete without a full analysis and review of the theories of Fredrich Hayek. Hayek was an Austrian economist who moved to England in the early 1930s and taught at the London School of Economics. The general tone of his work is that free competition in the marketplace and […]

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Romney’s Lies and the Future of America

October 11th, 2012 · Comments Off on Romney’s Lies and the Future of America · Democracy, Economics, General, Politics, Populism

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 […]

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The Danger of a Nazi America

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 […]

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Southerners Are Being Taken for a Ride

September 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Corporations and Industry, Economics, General, jobs, Labor, Politics, Populism

The Republicans, and the Tea Party founders, the Koch Family and about 30 other millionaire donors are taking the South for a ride. People know about being “taken for a ride” in Chicago. You see, in Chicago, there were always some good boxers and a bunch of good football players. But, over time, there were […]

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May 1910 to May 2010–100 Years of…Progress?

May 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on May 1910 to May 2010–100 Years of…Progress? · Corporations and Industry, Culture, Economics, General, Politics, Populism, Wall Street, wars and militarism

By 1910, the United States had changed from a collection of states along the Atlantic Coast and a group of Southern slavery states to an emerging nation spreading across the entire continent. There were only three major cities: New York, Chicago and Philadelphia with over a million population. There were half a dozen other metropolitan […]

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Facts About Global Warming

April 26th, 2010 · Comments Off on Facts About Global Warming · Culture, energy, General, International affairs, Science & Technology

The fact is that the earth is warming. Glaciers are melting, and most importantly, the earth’s weather patterns are beginning to change. Northwest United States, which in some parts had over 150 glaciers in the early 1910s, now has less than 40. Some areas of the Arctic ocean that had been impassable now can be […]

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