Category Archives: Economics

Reflections on the Wretched of the Earth


I am reminded of a book I read long, long ago:  Lanternari’s “The Religions of the Oppressed.”  (http://tinyurl.com/lqzrthu)  Throughout the world runs a theme of transcendence from oppression both spiritually and politically.  Society has always been led by the Big … Continue reading

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Origins of the Second Amendent: Runaway Slave Patrols


It doesn’t take much of a stretch of the imagination to see that an enslaved population of blacks weren’t all singing spirituals while they worked like Hispanic stoop laborers who are a common sight seen everywhere there is agriculture.  Field … Continue reading

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Starving the Beast: How America Became a Downwardly Mobile Economy


It’s hard to be downwardly mobile.  While the BRIC countries were (more or less) surfing the emerging market waves the USA has been studiously and blindly working to become downwardly mobile.  While the body of this article looks at the … Continue reading

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US Racing Industry Selling Doped Horses Abroad for Human Consumption


Being a child of WWII I recall eating horse meat after the war.  I couldn’t really tell the the difference because being of tender years I didn’t have much gastronomic perspective and the only difference I could discern was that … Continue reading

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Two Towns Try to Bridge a Recession – S.I. Hayakawa


Long ago when I was beginning to learn to think, someone suggested that I should read “Language in Thought and Action,” by S I Hayakawa.  Someone suggested if I learned anything from it I might get a good grade.  She … Continue reading

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Sundance Award: “The House I Live In”


The wretched story of race, crack, crime, and how black youth bear the brunt of what is a racially focused crime that singles out black youth.  This is a crime with roots in the importation of the crack cocaine phenomenon … Continue reading

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Obama’s “European-Style Welfare Culture”


  The Republican Myth of Obama’s “Entitlement Society” WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012 One of the few things Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich agree on is that President Obama is turning America into “ European-style welfare culture.” In his standard stump speech … Continue reading

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