Category Archives: Economics

Hoarding Health

Following a Covid-19 exchange on our neighborhood’s NEXTDOOR site, I found myself viewing the right-wing source material referenced by the neighbor. I also read up on more disinformation in an NPR story about a YouTube video called Plandemic. That got … Continue reading

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Evangelicals: What’s God Saying with COVID-19?

Shortly after the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, several reporters asked evangelical Christian leaders whether this was a sign of the apocalypse. Good news for most of us – it’s not. Presuming God’s hand is in here somewhere, let’s try … Continue reading

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Trump’s Ventilators

I’ve been spending some time in the comments section at foxnews.com, and it is an interesting place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there. I have been trying to persuade the small percentage of people who are receptive … Continue reading

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All Hail, King Boris!

The world is awash in authoritarian leaders these days. In Turkey, the Philippines, Egypt, Brazil, Russia, the United States and other countries, the leaders of the executive branch have used a variety of techniques to limit the power of the … Continue reading

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Reelect Trump – A How-To Guide

Many of us are concerned that the U.S. economy is a house of cards with high deficit spending as the primary structural feature, but with President Trump’s reelection tied so closely to the economy, Trump supporters have a clear choice … Continue reading

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Trump Loves Farmers…

…wealthy ones, that is. If there’s one thing Republicans learned from the Great Recession, it’s that wealthy people can reap the rewards from others’ misfortunes. The smart money moved out of the stock market early and that money was available … Continue reading

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Exploitable

President Trump would not have won in 2016 had he not persuaded people who were hurting that he could improve their lives. He convinced enough voters in key states that they would have better jobs, healthcare, and housing if he … Continue reading

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Should College Be Delayed?

This may be a radical idea in a world in which education is highly prized, but for some people, putting off college for 6-7 years may be a good idea. As with many concepts to address a broken system, this … Continue reading

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A Wealth of Carbon Dioxide

A person who invests $100 per month in a retirement account beginning at age 20 and stops at age 26 and 4 months will have a bigger nest egg than someone who invests $100 per month beginning at age 26 … Continue reading

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Border Wall: $25 million per mile!

Really?? The bipartisan border security deal intended to prevent another partial federal government shutdown in a couple days includes $1.375 billion for 55 miles of physical border barriers. That’s $25 million per mile. Doesn’t it seem that much more can … Continue reading

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