Tag Archives: economics in america

Cannibals

“It worked so well in the third world that we brought it home.  The Corporatacracy colonized its own People.” John Perkins, “Hoodwinked.” There’s a scent of a fresh kill in the air, and the hunter is crouched and ready to spring, … Continue reading

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The London Lesson

There’s a lot going on right now:  The GOP tax bill would devastate our nation in ways that will take decades to amend.   Net Neutrality,  which keeps our democracy healthy by providing the ability for all of us to freely access … Continue reading

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Thanks Obama! Now It’s Your Turn Donald…

Perhaps, one measure of a President can be seen in the way he leaves his nation’s economic health to his successor. If so, let’s use this article from the Financial Times to gauge where Donald and the US will be in … Continue reading

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Oligarchy: Full Steam Ahead

The Koch brothers tentacles reach deep within the neuro-network of our nation and if you haven’t read ‘Dark Money’ by Jane Mayer yet you should click on over and order that writ. While you are waiting for your delivery, check out … Continue reading

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Engage: Fear

As I’ve watched the convention these past few days it’s blatantly obvious from what playbook the Republican party is playing.   In fact, one needs only to read the slogan “Keep America Safe” to understand that they are feeding the … Continue reading

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What ‘free stuff’ Looks Like

The idea of ‘free college’ in the US  has a lot of citizens up in arms about the whole ‘free stuff/socialist’ idea.   Here’s what ‘free stuff’ looks like at the local, community, individual level. I work in a local high … Continue reading

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Regulation Appreciation: Socialist Success Story #12

I’ve defined socialism several times as government provided services (as opposed to government provided goods).   Citizens provide funds with taxes, government allocates the funds to provide services:  national defense (military), legislation (congress), neighborhood safety (fire and police), education, etc. … Continue reading

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