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Endless Growth

Two months ago my post discussed one of the major failings of economic analysis and media coverage in the United States: The reverential myth of the powerful leader. By itself, that tendency has created dangerous misinterpretations of economic and regulatory … Continue reading

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The Plutocrats Strike Back

During his campaign in 2016, Donald Trump made an effort to reach out to the Black community, repeating the phrase, “What have you got to lose?” It was clear to many of us—including 90-some percent of that community—that we in … Continue reading

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Base Psychology

A while back, during a dinner out with friends, the subject of Lawrence Kohlberg came up. Now, you must understand that this is a group of education professionals. These are teachers (mostly retired) who have spent an average of more … Continue reading

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Republicuts and Government Services

The Veterans Administration has long delays for doctor’s appointments. An ambassador and other U.S. personnel are killed in Benghazi. U.S. educational quality is declining. Thousands sicken or die from food contaminated at the plant that processed and packaged it, forcing … Continue reading

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Again the Breach

Now that a congressional commission has been set up to work on creating a budget and preparing a compromise before the next “shutdown showdown”, it’s time for the Democrats to try a new approach in the current “negotiations” with the … Continue reading

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Philosophical Division

President Barack Obama began his second term in office with a series of proposals designed to encourage his own party to action. Of course, with the very same proposals he challenged the Republican leadership to either compromise or get out … Continue reading

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The Second Term Begins

On Monday, January 21st, we saw the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, his first act in his second four-year term. After the speeches and the national anthem and the benediction, most networks—MSNBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC—moved into discussions of … Continue reading

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The Evils of Elections

This week I opened the latest copy of my favorite magazine, The Nation, to find a revival of a classic leftist political argument—the question of the lesser of two evils. It appeared in several letters to the editor in response … Continue reading

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The Romney Tax Plan

Leading up to and immediately following the second presidential debate, which most analysts scored as a win for Obama, the prevailing question in news reports and on the Sunday TV talk shows seemed to be, “Do debates really matter?” Oddly … Continue reading

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Obama Accomplished Nothing, Nada, Zip

Another election season, another Big Lie. Oh, sure, the classic Big Lies are still out there: Social security is going bankrupt and must be privatized; union members are overpaid featherbedders; Democrats are wasteful spenders who are soft on defense; Barack … Continue reading

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