Category Archives: Economy

Where Did The Money Come From?

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post giving my understanding of how the Republican Party (aka now the Trumpublicans) had worked for 40 years to drive the country so deeply in debt that the government could not possibly … Continue reading

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Sunday Economics With Robert Reich

Sometimes I feel I should apologize for posting so much Robert Reich, but his videos just make so damned much sense. They are also usually fairly short and always very understandable. Plus they are true, which can sometimes be an … Continue reading

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Iowa Policy Project On The State Of The State

It is hard to squeeze out time to listen to things like the State of the State address given by the governor last Tuesday. However, when a person can’t listen it is nice to know that someone with deep knowledge … Continue reading

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Robert Reich: The Next Crash

The left has some great economists that can sort out trends and make them understandable to the common person like you and I. For me the very best are Paul Krugman of the New York Times and Robert Reich. Today … Continue reading

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Robert Reich: The Economy Is in Much Worse Shape Than It Looks

Robert Reich is one of the best go to economists to find out what is truly happening in this country and the world in economics. Reich has a real handle on how the economic maneuverings of those who control the … Continue reading

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Who Is James Buchanan And Why Should We Care?

I stumbled on an incredible thread on Democratic Underground  Friday morning. The thread on DU was a thread reader app of a very long thread originally posted on Twitter by poster putinsclown. In this thread putinsclown exposes economist James Buchanan … Continue reading

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Low Wages And No Stability: Working In America

  Labor Day focuses light on stories about labor in this country. There are many publications that cover labor throughout the year but unfortunately most of these articles are ignored. In the era of Dear Leader and his constant assumption … Continue reading

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The Economy Right Now Not As Good As We Are Told

    Louis c on democraticunderground  posted this succinct look at the US economy Thursday: Let’s get something straight; The Economy is Not Doing That Well “First off, the economy is proceeding with an improved GDP for only a quarter. … Continue reading

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Just the Facts – TrumpTax Hurts Iowa

The following email was sent out Thursday following another campaign swing into Iowa by VP Mike Pence. Interestingly, this dovetails nicely with my previous post concerning what the Trump/Pence administration is doing to children. In this email, Progress Iowa leader … Continue reading

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The Children Are The Future

video 1.5 minutes NPR’s Weekend Edition last Saturday included a story on the seperation of a Guatemalan mother and her 3 year old son. Through an interpreter the NPR host, Scott Simon, conducted the interview. Near the end of the interview … Continue reading

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