Tag: Economy

Why Is Freedom Always the Problem?

Many Americans agree that something hasn’t smelled right about this pandemic.    Besides not having sufficient data to justify the extremity of government reaction, there is something in the air that smacks of calculated panic and political engineering.  It is…

The Debt Death Spiral

In the 14 months since the World Health Organization first declared covid-19 a health emergency, Congress has approved over $4 trillion in relief packages and the Federal Reserve has pumped almost $6 trillion into the economy.  Such deficit spending and…

Currency War

The Chinese government made a move on January 16 of this year that one financial expert foresees as the beginning of the end of the American dollar as a world currency.  Hoping to use a “digital” yuan to oust the…

Bureaucracy

“Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.”  Laurence J. Peter Who creates federal laws? Civics books say it is Congress, but the real answer today may be the executive branch. Unfortunately,…

Cycle of Life for America

In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic (Greece) some 2,000 years prior: “A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist…

AMERICAN PATRIOTS DIVORCE AGREEMENT

Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, regressive, Marxists, Obama and Biden/Harris supporters, et. al.: We have stuck together since the late 1950s for the sake of the kids, but the whole of this latest election process has made me…

Killing Cash

“Cash is problematic to banks. It is expensive to manage, hard to take from customers and, worst of all, it is a possible gaping wound, if a bank run occurs. In a world without cash, customers would be forced to…

Why Would You Trust These People

Opinions vary enormously about the merits of government-imposed lockdowns in response to the coronavirus.  Some data gets flung here, other data is paraded there, all amidst fiery discussions of the reality and relative importance of concepts that most of us…

Swamponomics

NEWS FLASH:   Experts say there is no inflation  – unless you eat, rent or own your home, or seek medical care. The U.S. government claims that there is no increase in prices, except for things that consumers are buying. That…

The Moving Forward To Destruction Act

The White House has kept Trump’s plan to spend $1 trillion to fix America’s crumbling infrastructure, from highways to roads to water on the backburner, waiting to reveal the card when it was expedient.  As it turns out, Trump now…

Greasing the Skids Toward Socialism?

One fallout of the Covid-19 crisis is its severe thrashing of our economy. Not only have all the impressive economic gains of the Trump administration evaporated, but we are now adding to our national debt in scary ways. I hope…