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Never-ending Keynes

We should all remember the name John Maynard Keynes, born this month, on June 5th, 1883. If this name is not familiar to you, it probably should be. You should also know, in general terms, what the term “Keynesian economics” … Continue reading

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Trickle-Down Freedom

Reality has a way of making hash out of many promising and popular theories. Or perhaps I should say many hypotheses, given that a theory is properly understood to be a more robust explanation about the way things work. A … 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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Shut It Down!

Here we go again. It is clear now, so clear that even pundits on CNN have recognized it, that President Obama made a serious mistake two years ago. More on that later. We have now seen the shutdown of the … Continue reading

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Going Anti-Postal

The Constitution of the United States, in Article I, Section 8, recognizes the importance in a democratic society of interpersonal communication: “The Congress shall have power to … establish post offices and post roads … “. But the United States … 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 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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Did He Build It?

Every day of the Republican 2012 convention had a theme—you know, one of those profound, metaphorically rich, illustrative, but short, phrases that political campaigns create in order to quickly and repetitively highlight key ideas that differentiate their candidate from the … Continue reading

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