Category Archives: Recession

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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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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$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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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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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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History Repeats Itself

In 1979, the USSR invaded Afghanistan in an effort to support the communist regime of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.  The USSR finally extracted itself from Afghanistan in 1989, after nearly 15,000 casualties and no clear victory.  Without the Russians … Continue reading

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Collective Bargaining Rights: Who Needs Them?

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 fight against public collective bargaining rights … 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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A Practical Plan For Saving The Economy

The United States continues to struggle through a time of economic uncertainty. Financial bailouts and stimulus packages have been deployed with mixed results, the outcome of which is a second round of quantitative easing, a last resort effort to generate … Continue reading

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