Category Archives: Growth

Economic Policy Failure

It seems to me… “The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future.”  ~ John Maynard Keynes. The U.S. Congress is once again about to begin budget negotiations.  … Continue reading

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Conservative Attempts To Weaken U.S.

It seems to me… “Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow.”  ~ Calvin Coolidge. Do U.S. conservatives really favor the decline of our country?  Everything seems to indicate that is what they … Continue reading

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Where Is The Money?

It seems to me… “But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving.  We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature.  They are made by human beings.”  ~ Franklin D. … Continue reading

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Political Veracity

It seems to me… “Isn’t it great to live in a society where the penalty for lying to a congressman can be up to 30 years in jail, but the penalty for a congressman lying to you is another term … Continue reading

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Economic Stagnation

It seems to me… “The unique danger today is the possibility that we may face longer-term stagnation as a consequence of relying too heavily on borrowed money.”  ~ Mortimer Zuckerman. A theory frequently stated by U.S. Republican Presidential candidates is … Continue reading

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Economic Deception

It seems to me… “A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time.”  ~ Thomas Fuller. There isn’t any historical substantiation that tax cuts, especially to the wealthy, result in economic growth.  While funding increases for defense, homeland … Continue reading

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