Category Archives: Politics & Economy

Your Cancer & Government Failure

Is cancer something we did to ourselves? Are we poisoning ourselves with the chemicals we use? New studies strongly suggest that cancer is a new phenomena, that ancient humans did not get cancer. The scientists’ conclusion: we created cancer. How did we do this to ourselves? There are roughly 8,000 chemicals in common use in […]

It’s The Lack of Jobs, Stupid!

A General Systems Law: Complex systems such as economies go through cycles of peaks and valleys. A Rule for Good Government: Governments should increase their spending when the economy is faltering and should cut their spending when the economy is booming. The boom periods would be restrained somewhat and the downturns would be ameliorated. This […]

Being Poor is so Expensive!

My friend John was downsized out of his job about a year ago. He ended up working for Walmart for a fraction of his previous salary. A few months after starting at Walmart, John said to me: “I never realized being poor takes so much time. It takes me hours to get to work. Any […]

Banks vs the 99%

Bank of America just got a slap on the wrist for reportedly stealing something on the order of 4.5 billion dollars from its debit card customers.   Here’s how the bank scam works. Suppose one day you use your debit card to make three purchases, all around ten dollars. Then you end your day with […]

Time for Class Warfare

Time for Class Warfare! According to Warren Buffett, “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” President Obama suggests that the rich should pay a fair share in taxes and the usual gang of politicians and pundits begin bellowing “class warfare!” Further, they argue that […]

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