Category Archives: free market

#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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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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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

Posted in capitalism, class warfare, Congress, conservatives, economy, federal budget, Federal debt, free market, Gilded Age, GOP, greed, job creators, jobs, middle class, neo con, politics, Republicans, right-wing, Roosevelt letter, tea party, trickle down economics, U.S. Debt, wealth distribution in America | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

“Bankers Are Balking at a Proposed Rule on Capital” Gretchen Morgenson – The New York Times

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst “Over the next two months, the regulators proposing this rule will no doubt encounter a lobbying buzz saw. Mr. Hoenig (vice chairman of the F.D.I.C.) said he and his colleagues were bracing for that. Bankers, after … Continue reading

Posted in bail outs, Bank of America, BofA, capitalism, CDOs, corporate taxes, corporate welfare, CPB, credit default swaps, deregulation, economy, free market, Gilded Age, greed, JPMorgan, middle class, Occupy Wall Street, politics, poor, regulation, richest 1%, trickle down economics, Wall Street, wealth distribution in America | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Now We’re Angry About Spying?

None of the revelations so far surrounding PRISM strike me as all that newsworthy. Our country’s leaders have had a long love affair with spying. The real question is why the sudden outrage and worry about the government abusing this power? Even … Continue reading

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‘Whale-sized’ Proof That Wall Street Can’t Be Trusted

Wall Street is proving once again that they simply cannot be trusted. What is required is even greater and stronger regulation, not less. We also need laws that expeditiously put bankers in jail for the kinds of willfully unethical actions … Continue reading

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The Economics and Patriotism of Infrastructure Jobs Programs

The Economics and Patriotism of Infrastructure Jobs Programs America’s crumbling infrastructure is both a safety hazard and a drag on our economy that is projected to only get worse. If we’re going to tackle the really big challenges of government … Continue reading

Posted in Ayn Rand, capitalism, corporate taxes, corporate welfare, economy, federal budget, Federal debt, free market, Gilded Age, GOP, greed, income taxes, job creators, jobs, John Galt, labor, middle class, Paul Ryan, poor, Republicans, richest 1%, Romney, Romney's income taxes, tax reform, taxes, The Invisible Hand, trickle down economics, U.S. Debt, Wal-Mart, Wall Street, wealth distribution in America | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Reinventing financial regulation

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/graphic/2010/05/20/GR2010052004992.html I’m glad to see a return to some degree of sanity. How many more times will we fall for the lies and deceptions of so-called free markets and deregulation before we learn the lesson? Eff the Gramm-Leach-Bliley act and … Continue reading

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Vilifying the Poor – Rebuttal to Star Parker

So, a friend sends an email to me containing a piece written by Star Parker summarizing (pitching?!?!) her 6 year old book, Uncle Sam’s Plantation. This was my response….— Let’s face it. One has to deal in facts – true … Continue reading

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