Wealth And The New Family Stagnation

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The Federal Reserve Bank’s focus on macro-economic growth as measured by its almost singular obsession with metrics for employment, output, lending rates, and inflation ignores a very basic flaw and a . . . → Read More: Wealth And The New Family Stagnation

Sunday Talks for 3/12/17

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Well, the Republicans finally came out with their replacement plan for Obamacare. It replaces being able to see a doctor without going broke with lower subsidies, and of course tax breaks for the . . . → Read More: Sunday Talks for 3/12/17

The Shake Up Is A Shakedown

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What we know is Trump is not alone. An array of bad fellows have hitched their hopes to his administration’s chaos, holding the rope whose slack both trips and protects the . . . → Read More: The Shake Up Is A Shakedown

We Refuse To Be Governed By Myths Of Ignorance

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A fantastic American story once suggested Africans were enticed to board slave ships by pancake trees; with the American Health Care plan, Congress has fluttered the kind . . . → Read More: We Refuse To Be Governed By Myths Of Ignorance

For Republicans, Healthcare Is Wealthcare

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Again, under Republicans, the rich and wealthy win! The latest victory is in healthcare. After eight long years of promising a repeal, their Obamacare replacement is a total lost for . . . → Read More: For Republicans, Health Care Is Wealth Care

Trump's Grievance Showdown

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Our eyes, fixed on the trick, are blind to the action. The trick is “the outcry,” a Trump’s repertoire staple. We have heard its form before.

Yell: birth certificate/murders/rapists/racists/carnage/rigged/grab the pussy/enemy/terrorist/bleed/bomb/wall (or beautiful/jobs/very . . . → Read More: Trump’s Grievance Showdown

Sunday Talks for 3/5/17

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The plot seems to be thickening in the Trump-Russia saga. Maybe John LeCarre can write a book……

At the beginning of the week, Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions recused himself from any investigation . . . → Read More: Sunday Talks for 3/5/17

Faced With Lies, Remembering America's Values

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Different views of America once agreed on a core of common truths–principles/facts, values/service, found in and outside of government, high and low. Now we speak of security–not justice. We blame the . . . → Read More: Faced With Lies, Remembering America’s Values

Of Mice And Rats

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Kids today don’t remember mice. They were once a part of the lived environment, sharing interior crawl space. At night, you could hear the scurry of tiny feet, frantically searching for unknown goals . . . → Read More: Of Mice And Rats

The Circle of Power Is A Circle of Shame

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Making speeches is a standard tool of the process of tightening the controls of power. A change in “tone” is not a change in intent. The purpose remains . . . → Read More: The Circle of Power Is A Circle of Shame