Deregulation

Safe and Secure Markets

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Markets are truly a human wonder. They allow us to buy products which we lack the skill, resources or time to make for ourselves.  We rarely think about markets until they leave us in the cold. Markets are simply part of our everyday life.  We shop for food and clothing.  Sometimes we make big decisions […]

Unreliable Conservatism

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Weather is what is happening around you at the moment.  I guess you noticed the weather is cold.  Record cold.  Get used to it. Climate  refers to the large consistent patterns.  The earth’s climate is changing. That is a fact.  Since 1900, the earth temperature has risen over 2 degrees Fahrenheit.  Even Exxon Mobile, a […]

Socialist Ghosts

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

Clever politicians have turned socialism into a frightening ghost.  It has replaced terrorism as the catchall phrase.   Should we get our pitch forks and kill this really scary monster?  Maybe, but be careful what you kill.  You might just kill a friend. Socialism simply means public ownership of property.  No more.  No less.  Governments turned […]

Conservatives Wasted Our Summer

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Conservative conspiracy theories have wasted our summer. Our summer was supposed to be a time to regroup and refresh.  All of the other Western European countries used the summer to heal their communities.   Western Europeans followed the advice of scientists and doctors. They shut down large gatherings. They implemented large-scale Covid 19 testing. They mandated […]

Conservative Apocalypse

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Apocalypse means “to lift the veil.”   In an Apocalypse you can see behind the curtain.  Covid 19 has been an Apocalypse for conservatives.  Their reactions have shown us who they are and what they value. In May, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said, “No one reached out to me and said, ‘As a senior citizen, […]

Pope Francis, the Christian Mission and Being Pro-Life

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Pope Francis has a fully developed pro-life message to the world’s secular leaders. It is a message about improving and securing all our lives,liberty and happiness but especially the world’s poor. Such a refreshing break from the money changers who have for too long invoked the name of Christ to support greed. We can, and […]

Reagan Revolution: Redistributing Wealth Since 1980

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

When the Reagan Revolution started dismantling the New Deal, it prioritized laws and regulations designed to protect workers and their income. Human history teachers that it’s easy to make a few people wealthy. It’s much harder to build a middle class society. Liberals did just that after WWII. Now the Middle Class is being crushed […]

How to tell Conservatives are lying about the housing bubble.

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

I modified Mark Zandi’s chartto add what would have happened if conservatives were right about the causes of the housing bubble.  Frannie’s and Freddie’s market share would have gone up, while private firms’ share would have gone down.    Blaming FF is not only dishonest, but it prevents us from stopping future scams.  If conservatives succeed […]

US Needs Demand, Not Degulation

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Theory meet fact. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that very few layoffs are caused principally by tougher rules. Whenever a firm lays off workers, the bureau asks executives the biggest reason for the job cuts. In 2010, 0.3 percent of the people who lost their jobs in layoffs were let go because […]