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The Domestic Political Threat

It seems to me…. “People might not protest for overtly political or social causes, but when they can’t feed themselves and their family, they will take to the streets.” ~ Marcus Samuelsson[1]. The U.S. faces a number of critical challenges … Continue reading

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Recession Anxieties

It seems to me…. “Keynes’s contribution was not just to advocate spending government money in the middle of a recession. Every government had done that going back to the days of the Irish potato famine. What he gave to us … Continue reading

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Universal Basic Income

It seems to me…. “A certain small income, sufficient for necessities, should be secured for all, whether they work or not.” ~ Bertrand Russell[1]. In the U.S. and some other nations; e.g., Finland, Netherlands, Kenya, and Canada (and in Alaska); … Continue reading

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Economic Challenges

It seems to me…. “We could solve all our problems if only we were the efficient, rational human beings of standard economic theory and had politicians willing to think in the long-term interest of their people rather than their own.” … Continue reading

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Worsening Economic Inequality

It seems to me…. “We need to start talking about inequality again; we need to start talking about the inequities and unfairnesses and the injustices of an excessively divided society, divided by wealth, by opportunity, by outcome, by assets and … 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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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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