Category Archives: Economy

The Cost Of Security

It seems to me…. “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” ~ Isaac Asimov[1], Foundation[2]. The U.S., like all other countries, claims to desire international amity. But good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace; it never can … Continue reading

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The Need To Increase Immigration

It seems to me…. “It would be unwise for the modern Republican Party to come across as hostile to immigration. That has been the losing position in American history for 200 years.” ~ Grover Norquist[1]. There frequently is a stronger … Continue reading

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National Extremism

It seems to me…. “A people inspired by democracy, human rights and economic opportunity will turn their back decisively against extremism.” ~ Benazir Bhutto[1]. The pendulum of extremism – economic, political, sensuality, artistic… – has always oscillated with metronomic regularity … Continue reading

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American Exceptionalism

It seems to me…. “People say America is exceptional. I agree, but it’s not the complexion of our skin or the twists in our DNA that make us unique. America is exceptional because we were founded upon the notion that … Continue reading

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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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Employment Opportunities

It seems to me…. “We need to have a strong economy that can create employment opportunities and that can also produce the revenue that we need to defend our country at home and abroad.” ~ Bob Menendez[1]. Contrary to claims … Continue reading

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