Crony Capitalism Part Two
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May 27, 2017 - 5:01pm
Crony Capitalism Part Two

In an interesting and informative article, fellow WB writer Ari Silverstein wrote an article on “Crony Capitalism.” The debate was informed and vigorous, not including, of course, the usual trolls who cannot accept any facts that didn’t come from some recent internet genius who has redefined all knowledge and insisted that the classically trained people who cited “The Wealth of Nations” as being archaic and behind the times. Likewise for those of us who read Keynes, Samuelson, Friedman, et. al. We’re just duped morons stuck in the past while the brilliant “new thinkers” of the internet rewrite history, economics, political science, psychology, sociology and other areas strongly influenced by their ideology and rationalizing their positions by insisting everything written before was ideologic…

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Brainstorming Community Wellness

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it might really take to fix some of the social issues that we face in this country, i.e., homelessness, hunger, and poverty being core issues.    I was having a discussion with Mike Haluska and he mentioned that communities should take care of thes…

May 26, 2017 - 11:17am
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A Serious (and Informed) Discussion of Civil War

"You Say You Want a Revolution"   Of late, there has been considerable discussion of a possible civil war in the United States.  has been informed. Some has been interesting but . Some has been utter drek.   I think a civil war is unlikely.   Societies, like ours, with older pe…

May 23, 2017 - 6:35pm
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Memorial Day 2017

As we celebrate this Memorial Day weekend with friends and family, please don’t forget that this Holiday is to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to provide YOU Freedom and Liberty.  Not all gave their life, many suffered severe trauma, loss of limbs and have difficulty re-ada…

May 27, 2017 - 11:09am
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4th Circuit Serves Trump A Sour Lemon.

in a resounding 10–3 decision. This smackdown was harsh. The court came swinging right out of the first paragraph declaring: "The question for this Court, distilled to its essential form, is whether the Constitution . . . remains “a law for rulers and people, equally in …

May 26, 2017 - 6:23pm
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The Limiting World ofStereotypes

has a up on the unpleasant habit many of us fall in to of denigrating our fellow Americans.  There’s a lot of good stuff there, but I particularly liked this:   “Why do we want to say such negative things about our own countrymen (Admittedly, I have done it. So I think I k…

May 26, 2017 - 3:50pm
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  • - May 27, 2017 - 5:19pm
  • - by Tricia

David Harvey, a British geographer and professor at the City University of New York, says that; 1) neoliberalism is, in principle, the economic policy that supports the thesis that human welfare can advance more with the liberalization of individual entrepreneurship and the existence of an instituti…

May 26, 2017 - 7:48pm
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  • - May 27, 2017 - 10:43pm
  • - by John G

THE RISE OF ARTI   Sitting at the kitchen table sipping at the morning’s first injection of liquid life he heard a knock at the front door. Shaking the ever present cobwebs from his still sleeping brain he sighed and rose before the intrusion repeated. Trying to remember if he had been f…

May 23, 2017 - 12:44pm
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Poverty is aChoice

A recent study found that Americans collectively owe over one trillion dollars in car debt. Couple this with the one trillion dollars in student loan debt, and it is little wonder that most Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. Many of us cannot possibly get ahead financially because we have b…

May 21, 2017 - 3:33am
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  • - May 27, 2017 - 8:44pm
  • - by John G
Making the Republicans the Bogey man to Help Keep…

So fearful was Marcus Garvey's words that Barack Obama, a Black president, could not pardon him, as this would defy the unwritten Democratic constitution to keep the Negroes on the Democratic plantations.   This realization came vividly to me as I commenced a run for a  City Cou…

May 22, 2017 - 1:14pm
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Make Liberalism Great Again: a 6 Step Plan

This is going to be tough, but now that Donald Trump is president, there is no time to waste. Following the publication of my previous article Donald Trump’s Victory is a Failure of Liberalism, I have been asking for and receiving responses. One of the most common problems I found with the re…

May 21, 2017 - 3:22am
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  • - May 27, 2017 - 5:00pm
  • - by John G
Interesting thing is happening at energy company s…

An interesting development occurred at annual shareholder meetings of two major companies in the energy business – PPL Corp, a utility serving Pennsylvania and other states and Occidental Petroleum Corp. A shareholder instigated vote took place at each firm and passed over the recommendations …

May 25, 2017 - 10:08am
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By now you will all be aware of the murders of innocent, mostly women and children, by a suicide bomber in Manchester. This cowardly scumbag deliberately targeted those least well able to defend themselves.  It is time in my humble opinion for some draconian measures to be imposed on the famili…

May 24, 2017 - 6:41am
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  • - May 27, 2017 - 6:52pm
  • - by John G
How can Freedom be Restored to ourMarkets?

We now live under the enslavement of cyber money, passwords, electromagnetic frequencies, and a Centralized System of Authority (which controls all markets and soon all individuals). Freedom of thought is being censored by those who desire to promote Globalism, Centralization, and a Fascist/Total…

May 25, 2017 - 1:26am
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The wind is at our backs now, with red states lead…

While our President is not a fan of wind energy (having unsuccessfully sued the Scottish government to stop an offshore development) and has made some climate change is a hoax comments, rather quietly, renewable energy continues to move up the charts. Solar energy is going like gangbusters with doub…

May 26, 2017 - 10:14am
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Guaranteed Minimum What?

Guaranteed Minimum What?     I was on the road a while back and needed to stop to use the facilities. A chain restaurant on the side of the highway seemed like a reasonable spot. As I headed to the men’s room I noticed iPads on all the tables. These are the new electronic m…

May 27, 2017 - 4:10am
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  • - May 27, 2017 - 6:24pm
  • - by John G
CNN is a Bully

CNN is a BULLY because it uses bullying tactics the most of any other TV news organization in the USA.   CNN is a narcissistic network empire because it has anchor news hosts that seem to know it all amongst themselves but have somehow been about to twist the information in ways to make themsel…

May 27, 2017 - 7:30am
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  • - May 27, 2017 - 4:47pm
  • - by John G
Finally! A Win!

Ordinarily, I would just reblog the following post, but it’s so relevant, so timely, so “right-on,” that I decided to copy it word-for-word to ensure every visitor to my blog reads the whole kit and kaboodle.   If you want to comment on the direct post, you can . ̶…

May 27, 2017 - 6:04pm
Problems With the Polls

Like lots of other people, I finally took notice of the various Polls during the past election and began to question their validity and legitimacy.  The Democratic Party was more shocked and stunned by the staggering discrepancy between "forecast and reality" than any other group.  The Tru…

May 26, 2017 - 9:46am
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Differences Between Crony Capitalism and Capitalis…

I believe Crony capitalism is the most misunderstood term of all time.  The reason it’s misunderstood is because people don’t understand the difference between capitalism and crony capitalism.  Defined, capitalism is an economic and political system in which a country's trade a…

May 26, 2017 - 8:04am
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Pesticides in the US and Australia

Pesticides in the US and Australia     Chlorpyrifos is one of the most widely used pesticides on American farms, sprayed on everything from strawberries to soybeans. It’s cheap, and it works well; chlorpyrifos is derived from the same chemical family as sarin nerve gas, and …

May 23, 2017 - 4:07pm
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This is not the time to mess with Social Security…

Blind supporters of Social Security are fond of saying that the program is running a surplus; that simply is not true. Before 2010 the incoming payroll taxes exceeded what was needed to pay benefits; that was a surplus because the extra money could be and was invested to grow with interest.  &#…

May 25, 2017 - 12:38pm
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Media? We Don't Need No Lying Media! (Or Do We?)

  And now the coarsening of the political discourse continues. To think that a candidate for Congress, on the eve of his election, would be so easily provoked by a reporter's request for a response about the CBO scoring of the AHCA that he would physically assault and tackle that reporter. Tha…

May 26, 2017 - 12:52pm
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