Category Archives: Deficit

Trade Wars Are A Mistake

It seems to me…. “Trade wars aren’t started by countries appealing to respected, independent trade authorities. Rather, trade wars begin when one country decides to violate international trade rules to undercut another country’s industries.” ~ Ron Wyden[1]. Trump seems determined … Continue reading

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Overcoming U.S. Stagnation

It seems to me…. “There’s no light at the end of the tunnel in the Republican message, no promise of better things to come. There’s only the present stagnation, followed by a slow decline.” ~ John Podhoretz[1]. Resolution of important … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Critical Care

It seems to me…. “Productivity depends on many factors, including our workforce’s knowledge and skills and the quantity and quality of the capital, technology, and infrastructure that they have to work with.” ~ Janet Yellen[1]. The World Bank in 2017 … Continue reading

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Back To The Moon

It seems to me…. “Retain the vision for space exploration. If we turn our backs on the vision again, we’re going to have to live in a secondary position in human space flight for the rest of the century.” ~ … Continue reading

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Toward A Better Tomorrow

It seems to me…. “I’m a Progressive. Much in the same way our founding fathers – who, oddly enough, wouldn’t get elected today – were Progressives.” ~ Will Ferrell[1]. The U.S. is the midst of a difficult transition between the … Continue reading

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Liberal/Conservative Tax Policies

It seems to me…. “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society, for modernity, and for prosperity.  The wealthy pay more because they have benefitted more.”  ~ Jill Lepore[1]. Tax reform recently approved by Congress, though long overdue, while correcting … Continue reading

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Trump Just Doesn’t Get It

It seems to me…. “We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.” ~ Donald Trump[1]. I have avoided directly commenting on Trump’s performance as U.S. President for quite some time. While believing his actions … Continue reading

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