Category Archives: capitalism

What Became of, “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Breath Free”?

“Since President Obama has been in office, over two million people have been deported from the United States. That’s more than under George W. Bush in eight years and more than double Bill Clinton’s number. It’s more than any President, … Continue reading

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Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman at the Close of the Fourth Round Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations | Office of the United States Trade Representative

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Greg Russak‘s insight: U.S. Trade Representative, Michael Froman, is now on Twitter. @MikeFroman It’s only been since yesterday, and he doesn’t have much to say. We have his NCAA brackets and he cleverly suggests Cabinet … Continue reading

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You Do Know That’s an Anchor – the Lie of Supply-Side Economics

I was raised by people born before The Great Depression. Their parents were part of the great migration from Europe at the turn of the 20th century. They rose from hardscrabble and meager beginnings to become the prototypical hard-working, high … Continue reading

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#GetMoneyOut of Politics and We Can #StopKXL

Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline need to understand and accept certain realities, and opponents need to do more than protest and sign petitions. Let’s start with a few realities and wrap up with a specific call-to-action we all should … Continue reading

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Unhappy Anniversary, Citizens United

Today is the 4th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s infamous “Citizens United” decision. Why should you care? Watch the 2 1/2 minute video at… …http://unitedrepublic.actionkit.com/event/cosponsor/9815/ to get a sense of what money in politics is doing to us and to … Continue reading

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It’s On #MiddleClass America to Save America

I can’t imagine anyone arguing that America does not need a healthier, more economically viable, active, and growing middle class. Sadly, I also can’t imagine much argument that the exact opposite is dramatically evident. The question now is what are … Continue reading

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Excerpts from “The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congress”

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congress” is a comprehensive primer on international trade in general and on the scope of the TPP. I highly recommend it to everyone. “This report examines the issues related to the proposed TPP, the state … Continue reading

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Farewell QE, you have been a magnificent success – Telegraph

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst The moral contours of QE depend on your angle of vision. But would you rather be surrounded by mass unemployment? Greg Russak‘s insight: This article is pretty wonky, and I don’t profess or pretend to … Continue reading

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The Fault, Dear Citizen, Is Not With ObamaCare

Robert Lenzer, Forbes staff writer, opens his October 1st article, ObamaCare Enriches Only The Health Insurance Giants and Their Shareholders, with this: So far in 2013 the value of the S& P health insurance index has gained 43%. Thats  more than double the … Continue reading

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Republican Voters: You’re Shutting Down Yourselves and Your Neighbors

Whether shutting it down temporarily or shrinking the government permanently, the facts are that doing so tends to hurt the people in Republican states more than other states and to greater degrees than Republican voters seem to realize or are … Continue reading

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