Saturday, October 8, 2011

Bill Clinton's How to Fix the Economy

     The policy wonk side of the former President shines in Bill Clinton: How to Fix the Economy.


Durbin Does it to Consumers

     Blaming corporate greed on one bought politician is the whole of Durbin Does it to Consumers.


Commentariat Trying to Define Occupy Wall Street

      Since it is turning into the big story, the commentariat is now trying to tell us what it all means. First is Mad as Hell at the Corporate Powers That Be that not only tries to define it but give it a new timeline. It also tries to start adding in its own agenda. Second is What Occupy Wall Street Learned from the Tea Party. Since this article tries to paint them as the opposite of the Tea Party we now know where the Tea Party stands on the political spectrum. Then there is always Mr Krugman saying see I am still right. Truthfully at this point they are all just flailing in the wind.


Friday, October 7, 2011

US Economy Flirting With Depression

    In US Economy Flirting With Depression we get a look at how truly bad things can be. You think it is bad now, just wait is the posit from the author. Meanwhile politicians fiddle and Wall Street encourages them to do so. Good luck all


    Nice comic tribute to Steve Jobs.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Occupy Wall Street, The Sight Itself

      Here is the Occupy Wall Street we are the 99 % website link. Take some time and read a few of these or post one for yourself.


Occupy Wall Street

     I am starting to see some articles on the occupation of Wall St, but so far most of them have been like Rescuing America From Wall Street basic agitprop with little to really say. Also worth mentioning is Occupy Wall Street: Why So Many Demands for Demands which was a little better but still really didn't cut the mustard.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What Would Keynes Do?

     Well thought out, What Would Keynes Do? is an in depth look at the underlying problems in our economy and what can be done to help alleviate them.


Political Satire from the Post

     Tom Toles look at the Herman Cain Surge


The Quiet Coup

     The Quiet Coup was written in 2009, but is very much still applicable today. The reason it is in the ugly category is that we seem to be headed down the worse of the two final scenarios he laid out in his conclusion, which is just very bad news for the world as a whole and the US in particular.


Herman Cain Week

      It is Herman Cain week in the punditry. From the left side is Behind the Herman Cain Surge which starts out innocuous enough but turns ugly later, with a dose centralist whining thrown in for good measure. Then there was this piece of fluff from Fox, Chris Christie's Out and the Big Winner is Herman Cain which tries so hard to appear neutral that it ends up sounding like a politician and saying nothing.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Is Herman Cain No Longer the Right's New Black Friend

      I lose the ability to describe just how thoughtless and vicious this article is. Just look at the title: Is Herman Cain No Longer the Rights New Black Friend and you understand that this is going to be a two pronged attack at both Mr. Cain and the Republican Establishment, and it is. Wow! Just as mean spirited as you want to be.


Vote for Romney Idiots

     Since everyone in the Republican party is so confused about who they are supposed to vote for, the Republican establishment wanted to make sure you know. Both David Brooks at the New York Times and Tapped at the American Prospect published opinion pieces today imploring Republicans to get behind Romney and quit wasting their time with these other idiots. Good luck with that.


The President of Contempt

     They don't come any worse than this piece, in The President of Contempt the Wall Street Journal shows just how mean it can be.


Monday, October 3, 2011

To Boost Flagging Economy, US Wants to Import More Shoppers

      To Boost Flagging Economy US Wants to Import More Shoppers was just too curious to pass up. It seems some people think this can actually get our economy going. Fortunately the article ends on a more realistic note. Worth reading.


Free Trade Agreements Hurt the Middle Class

      In Free Trade Agreements Hurt the Middle Class I am guessing he had a word limit or something because he says he is going to explain why each of these agreements is bad separately but then only explains Colombia's and then give a two line statement for the other two. I think he is right but more meat would have made this a better article.


California and Bust

     More informative than opinion but California and Bust is a good look at the situation in California.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Separation of Church and State: Not on the 2012 Campaign Trail

     In Separation of Church and State: Not on the 2012 Campaign Trail the author brings some great references see Jefferson's Letter, but fails us by not finding Kennedy's speech, instead substituting a relatives arguments and finally by not going into greater depth on Supreme Court situation or saying what can be done about it. I agree that there is way to much religion in politics at this point, how we fight this needs to be explored.


Two Classic Books on Politics and War Now Free at Amazon

     Vook Publishers have now set up ebooks for two classics worth reading if you follow politics. First is Plato's classic The Republic which is very much the basis of our current government system. Also available is Sun Tzu's The Art of War. This is one of the best strategy books ever written and now also a must for going into business. Continuing education is your responsibility and this will help.