Category Archives: Economy

RIP A Bright Future

Below is an article I read on the Popular Science website entitled “Is American Foot-Dragging Pushing the Future Elsewhere?“  This is definitely a poignant description of the status of US investment in research and development, not to mention investment in … Continue reading

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Can An Economy Based On Construction Really Work?

Some of the latest reports in the media are focusing on statistics associated with new home construction and foreclosures.  The news points to a slight rise in new home starts and a fall in foreclosures while homebuilder expectations are dropping … Continue reading

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What Do Americans Really Believe In?

While stumbling through the internet, I discovered a blog from last year that breaks down a public opinion poll about what issues are important to Americans.  This survey asked some typical questions and got typical results.  However, the positions that … Continue reading

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What To Do About Regulation In The US

Listening to the radio yesterday, I heard a sound bite from a republican congresswoman who claimed that government enforced regulations on such things as food safety were stifling the economy.  I understand that she feared for the the well being … Continue reading

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Who’s To Blame For High Gas Prices?

Have you heard somebody ask this question recently?  If so then you probably took them aside and explained to them that no single individual could be blamed for rising fuel prices.  Obviously it is an issue of supply and demand.  … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean To Recuse Onself?

Perhaps you’ve never heard the word ‘recuse’ before. According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary, recuse means “to disqualify (oneself) as judge in a particular case; broadly : to remove (oneself) from participation to avoid a conflict of interest.” Generally, we hear … Continue reading

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$5 a gallon? Take the train

If anybody has had the misfortune of witnessing the political debates of the past year then you know high speed trains have been brought into the political fray.  Unfortunately, the issue of improving the transportation infrastructure of the United States … Continue reading

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The Toxic Profit Motive In The Health Care Industry

A lot of people in the media are arguing about Republican or Democrat efforts to change or eliminate Medicare.  The republicans claim that to eradicate Medicare as we know it is the only way to save the economy.  Oddly, they … Continue reading

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Collective Bargaining Rights: Who Needs Them?

THIS IS A REPOST FROM APRIL- Despite the fact that Nicaragua has invaded Costa Rica (a subject the mass media continues to largely ignore), I’m going to address another contemporary issue: the battle against collective bargaining rights. At present the … Continue reading

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A Simple Explanation: What Is The Economy

Can you answer the question, “what is the purpose of the economy?” Many people struggle to identify something which should be obvious. Some people associate the economy with greed or control though it hardly evolved for the benefit of a … Continue reading

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