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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, 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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Social Security Revisited.

November 7th, 2015 · Comments Off on Social Security Revisited. · Fascism, Politics, Populism, Social Security, The Budget

On May 28, 2009, in this space, we published a well-researched article entitled, “Who Stole Your Social Security and Why?” The idea was to clarify the concept and the true status of Social Security. Because of the huge Republican propaganda campaign against Social Security, it is time to review the facts. In recent years, citizens […]

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American Stagnation

May 10th, 2015 · Comments Off on American Stagnation · Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, Jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Wall Street

America has never been richer. Private assets amount to over $80 trillion, more than four times the national debt and the GDP. Yet the United States is regressing. That is not the opinion of a populist editor. That is the opinion of some of our best and brightest economists, as relayed to you by a […]

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The Koch Brothers, Fascism and the 2014 Elections – Part II

November 10th, 2014 · Comments Off on The Koch Brothers, Fascism and the 2014 Elections – Part II · ALEC, Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, Fascism, Health Care, Jobs, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, Wall Street, Wars and Militarism

So, here we have two brothers, raised in privilege by Frederick Koch, Sr., a man who was at first accepted, then apparently shunned by Joseph Stalin while living in Russia. Koch became an advocate of the Ludwig Von Mies and Hayek ultra-conservative schools of economics and the Joseph McCarthy brand of politics because they both […]

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The Economics of Destruction

September 18th, 2014 · Comments Off on The Economics of Destruction · ALEC, Budgets, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, Labor, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Wall Street

We are in a very serious time in the history of this country. Although it may not seem so to many, about 80% of the population are doing relatively well. But it may be a false spring. It is true that 20% of the population pay about 70% of the income taxes in this country. […]

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Democrats in 2014

December 24th, 2013 · Comments Off on Democrats in 2014 · ALEC, Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, Jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, The Budget, Wall Street

If you talk to leading progressives these days, you’ll be sure to hear this message: The Democratic Party should embrace the economic populism of New York Mayor-elect Bill DeBlasio and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Such economic populism, they argue, should be the guiding star for Democrats heading into 2016. But the new, Right Wing Democrats […]

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Rich Getting Richer. Poor Getting Poorer.

September 30th, 2013 · Comments Off on Rich Getting Richer. Poor Getting Poorer. · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Wall Street

In the United States today, the rich are getting richer and the poor are becoming poorer. The facts are clear. They are reported by government agencies, think tanks, universities, and by the media that report on such things as business and economics. Worse than income inequality, the United States, which had always been the beacon […]

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Inflation Versus Inaction

June 20th, 2013 · Comments Off on Inflation Versus Inaction · Corporations and Industry, Economics, General, 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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Monetary Madness and Economic Cowardice

May 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off on Monetary Madness and Economic Cowardice · Capitalism, Economics, Lobbying, Politics, Populism

Since 2008 and the onset of the Great Bush Depression, we have seen some of the most remarkable and inane economic theories ever proposed and some of the greatest revisions in economic history ever put upon the American People. For example, with 15 million people out of work and Europe on its back, many conservative […]

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Starting Over in the New World

April 25th, 2013 · Comments Off on Starting Over in the New World · ALEC, Economics, Politics, Populism

There is an ongoing petulant argument being carried out in what one might call the economic and political press. Should we cut government which will supposedly make us leaner and meaner and more ready to expand our economy? Or should we create more jobs, try to jump start the economy, create public jobs and revenues […]

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The Failure of Conservative Economics Part VI – Our Current Problems and Why

March 26th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Failure of Conservative Economics Part VI – Our Current Problems and Why · Capitalism, Economics, Politics, Populism

We have talked about the problems with our economy. We have discussed how they have been caused by a cynical use of failed economic policies by Republican politicians backed by billionaires and giant corporations. But one person sticks out to us as analogous to the entire period of Neo-Conservative dominance of the weak American mind. […]

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The Failure of Conservative Economics Part V – The Bush-Cheney Depression

March 14th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Failure of Conservative Economics Part V – The Bush-Cheney Depression · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Media, Politics, Populism, The Budget

The United States has been in decline since 1981. That was when Ronald Reagan’s charismatic personality took over the country. Reagan was the all-time, All-American, schoolboy President. The gosh-golly-gee whiz President came to power overwhelmed by the more sophisticated long-range plans of the Corporatists. They saw his gullibility and his charm as an opening to […]

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Time Out –A Look at the Republican Non-budget

March 12th, 2013 · Comments Off on Time Out –A Look at the Republican Non-budget · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Health Care, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, The Budget

Before we can return to the Failure of Conservative Economics, we must address a current issue on today’s Neo-Conservative agenda…the Paul Ryan Republican Budget for 2013. We need to examine the premises here and debunk the stuff that is simply wrong. Paul Ryan announced the Republican Budget on March 12, 2013 and it fell with […]

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The Failure of Conservative Economics–Pt. IV–Bush, Cheney and Big Government by Debt

February 25th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Failure of Conservative Economics–Pt. IV–Bush, Cheney and Big Government by Debt · Capitalism, Democracy, Economics, Jobs, Lobbying, Media, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Wall Street

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 […]

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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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