Free Market

“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.

Predicting Supreme Court Healthcare Decision

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

“Glenn how is the Supreme Court going to rule on the healthcare Individual mandate? Any predictions? If they lose the mandate what happens to the plan? Obviously there are some good points to the plan but do they go back to the drawing board?” Awesome question.  I’m not a lawyer but I love to play […]

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 […]