Category Archives: Economy

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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David Cay Johnston: How Soybeans Explain What’s Really Going On In Trump’s Trade War

The Truth Behind His Economic Lies video 2 minutes If David Cay Johnston’s dcreport.org is not on you reading list it surely should be. David Cay Johnston has been one of the fiercest critics of the the trickle down economy. At … Continue reading

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Almost 80% Of US Workers Live From Paycheck To Paycheck. Here’s Why

Robert Reich is one of the best analyzers and commentators on current American affairs. As the former Secretary of Labor, when Reich speaks on labor everyone should listen. In last Sunday’s Guardian newspaper online Reich analyzes the plight of the American … Continue reading

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Rural Iowa Not A Hegemony

As “progress” causes big changes stresses start to show. Few can write as well as Art Cullen the Pulitzer Prize winning editor at the Storm Lake Times. Fewer still seem to be able to understand the changes that are going on … Continue reading

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Cindy Axne: Coming On Strong

There were some surprising fund raising numbers for Iowa’s congressional candidate released early in the week.  Perhaps one of the biggest surprises was Cindy Axne in Iowa’s 3rd district outraising incumbent David Young by over $100,000. Perhaps even as surprising … Continue reading

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