Category Archives: Economics

A Middle Finger to Our Grandchildren

Well, this is what happens when we hire an amateur. Against the advice of his most reasonable advisors, against the knowledge provided by the world’s best scientists, against the requests by a multitude of corporate leaders, against the pleas of … Continue reading

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One down, 207 to go…

Donald Trump has been President of the United States for one week now. Just typing that feels strange. Like a different reality. I’ve been re-watching episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine lately, and I’ve recently gotten to one of … Continue reading

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Yep, I’m voting for Hillary Clinton. You should, too.

So, I heard something interesting when reading/listening/watching the news over the last 18 or so months. Hillary Clinton isn’t perfect. I know, this is a shock. But I want to tell you something even more shocking. Ready? Brace yourself. It … Continue reading

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Brexit Lemmings

So, last week, the United Kingdom did it. They voted narrowly to leave the European Union. Well, kind of. Okay, actually, they didn’t. This was a referendum among the citizenry to ascertain popular opinion about the EU. The actual process … Continue reading

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Bernie or Bust?

I’m going to start off with a brief preface, specifically in the interest of full disclosure. I am a Bernie Sanders supporter. I voted for him in my state primary, I have attended local campaign meetings and rallies, I have … Continue reading

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Want to get rid of the IRS? Okay, this is what you need to also get rid of…

 Ted Cruz was the first major party candidate to announce a run for the 2016 Presidential election. One of his primary talking points is a hatred of taxes and a proposal to eliminate the IRS. The GOP has already done … Continue reading

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Who is killing the Postal Service?

It’s no secret the modern Republican Party’s first overriding principle is that government is the largest problem facing America today. Pretty much all their current philosophy stems from this central tenant. Less government is better. Now this of course, like … Continue reading

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