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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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Word of the Day: Sortition

The United States ranks 22nd on the corruptions perceptions index, behind such countries as Hong Kong, Iceland, and Qatar. For a nation that once prided itself as the greatest in the world, this is a tragic figure. Our sliding position … Continue reading

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Vermont’s Single Payer Experiment

Governor Peter Shumlin earlier signed into law a bill that has the ultimate ambition of implementing Single Payer Health Care for all 620,000 residents of Vermont. Naturally many people are eager to help these efforts fail but the movement is … Continue reading

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Why Liberals Should Support The Tea Party

The TEA Party has generated a lot of attention during it’s short existence.  Nonetheless it has attracted a wide variety of supporters and interest.  From religious extremists to libertarians, conspiracy theorists, or people generally disappointed with the Republican/Democrat status quo, … Continue reading

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Solar Is The New Coal

Recent reports are predicting that solar power will become as affordable as coal (the cheapest form of electricity in the US and in most the world) as early as 2013.  This is great news but, I can’t help but recall … 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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A New Political Alternative

Looking for a third party candidate to vote for next year? Then check out Americans Elect 2012. Read this story on Popular Science to learn about the effort and then check out the website here.

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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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