Category Archives: Economics

Why the Debt Ceiling is a Dumb Idea

Our Constitution, so beloved of the political right, gives the power of the purse to Congress. The Senate and the House have the responsibility of writing and passing the appropriation bills that keep our government funded. The President can only … Continue reading

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Occupying Wall Street

I applaud the citizens who have taken the protest of what’s happened to our country to Wall Street and to Washington. I wish I could be there and I hope this movement continues to grow. Maybe if it gets big … Continue reading

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Republicans Think Obama Is Wasteful? Did The Sleep for 8 Years?

It’s like that story about the guy who sleeps for a hundred years and is surprised at all that has changed around him. The Republicans have suddenly been startled awake after sleeping for eight years, during which their pride and … Continue reading

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The New Appeal of Honesty

Over the past thirty years, it seems that we’ve come to expect dishonesty in our politicians, employers, and everyone who is trying to sell us something. Instead of being outraged at the blatant lies we’re told, we just accept it. … Continue reading

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My Plan To Save The Economy

I’m not an economist. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever taken a single class in economics. But I think I’m reasonably intelligent and I’ve tried to pay attention to what has happened in our economy during my lifetime, so … Continue reading

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