Occupy Wall Street Meets Fahrenheit 451 – Whose Property Rights?

I'm not the most regular blogger.  I really do strive to post daily, it often doesn't work out. Sometimes my schedule pinched.  Other times, health issues get in the way (ever try to write with a toothache?).  But then there are times when the news makes me so angry I can't find civil words that … Continue reading Occupy Wall Street Meets Fahrenheit 451 – Whose Property Rights?

It’s the Political Economy That Must Change.

Peter Dorman at Econospeak has an excellent post on the real challenges facing the U.S. today.  It's the political economy that must change.  It no longer serves the interests of the vast majority of Americans. We need more discussion and action at these levels> It’s the Political Economy, Stupid!, by Peter Dorman: Sometimes living in … Continue reading It’s the Political Economy That Must Change.

Wisconsin Rolls On (Over Workers)

In the dead of the night Republicans in Wisconsin vote to end collective bargaining rights of unions who were not supportive of Governor Walker's election.  The state assembly (the lower house of the legislature) has acted while the Senate is adjourned. The Senate has been unable to convene for lack of a quorum. However, this … Continue reading Wisconsin Rolls On (Over Workers)

Democracy, Economic Growth and Development: Do They Fit?

The following is an excellent and thought-provoking post at Washington's Blog.  It is about a puzzle. And, in light of the successful revolutions in Tunisia and Eqypt, and the protests now occurring in Bahrein, it is quite timely. The puzzle is this: Why, if the U.S. is supposedly all about democracy, why does the U.S. … Continue reading Democracy, Economic Growth and Development: Do They Fit?