capitalism

An Actor Walked Away from a Character He Has Played Since Birth

Monday, January 20th, 2020

For those having a hard time understanding the Kardashian 1.0 drama, AKA British Royal Family “divorce”, let me try.  The Royal Family is a business, which owns property.  A long time ago the property started as a simple estate in Normandy.  To defend that estate the Duke had a private army.  When the House next […]

“What’s at Stake: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act”

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Earlier in this month I presented “What’s at Stake: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act”. Stanley Alluisi filmed and edited it. Thank you Stanley and Democratic Women of Grayson County.

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 […]

Why must Conservatives Bear False Witness?

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Prepare yourself for the latest conservative lie about Obama. First the FULL quote “Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” True or false? Absolutely true. Roads and bridges are built and maintained by the government. Public infrastructure, socialism, is NECESSARY for our quality […]

Liberalism, Conservatism and the Future

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

At the end of the 19th century, Populist farmers pushed for the Federal government to rein in the abusive practices of banks and railroads.  At the beginning of the 20th century, the Progressive movement actually convinced the Federal government to break up monopolies and protect consumers from unsafe food and drugs.  During the Depression, FDR […]

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 […]

Concentrated Power: Why We Need Regulated Capitalism

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Our founding fathers knew that concentrated power hurts society. They wrote a constitution that divided political power into three branches. This system has served us well for over two hundred years, protecting us from tyranny. The founders didn’t foresee today’s vast concentration of economic power and the destruction it could bring. We, however, can. We […]