03 Sep 2019

Canadian Middle Class Has Higher Living Standard Than Americans

Here is an old joke about Canadians: How do you tell the difference between a Canadian and an American? The Canadian has free health insurance and does not own a gun. Now, a recent article on Bloomberg says the difference between middle-class Canadians and Americans shows more differences between the

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11 Aug 2019

History Tells Black Voters to Consider New Economic Alternatives

      One of the key causes of racial inequality is economic inequality.  To many people seeking to explain the racial inequality that has persisted since the Civil War, the economic argument is often intertwined with discrimination and the need to gain a more powerful political voice in government.

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22 Jul 2019

When a Policy Helps Average People, The Elites Call It Socialism

Posted by William L. Bainbridge on Monday, July 22, 2019

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27 Jun 2019

MLK’s Progressive Proposal, Reparations and the Wealth Gap

        No democracy can exist with a wealth gap between the majority of citizens and its most privileged and powerful political layer of citizens. The wealth gap that developed since the administration of Ronald Reagan (1981–1989) now approaches that preceding the Great Depression (1929-1932). At both times,

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18 Jun 2019

Washington’s Solution to Corruption: The Investigation Placebo

      Whenever there is a national scandal, assassination, security breach, news of corporate corruption, or financial debacle, the go-to remedy for these societal and economic shocks is to conduct an investigation. This is the government’s typical reaction to events it let happen or did not want to, or

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25 May 2019

Why the U.S. Political System Is Corrupt and How To Fix It

Here is why the U.S> political system became so corrupt, and how it got a corrupt businessman elected president of the U.S.

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24 May 2019

A Sad Snapshot of U.S. Household Income Distribution

      How bad is the wealth disparity in the U.S.? This chart should help explain it.  

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24 May 2019

Why Retirees Should Be the Best Whistleblowers

      What happens when you are retired, bored with playing cards or golf, and going for coffee, but you have an active mind and remember your previous professional life when you had an involved rewarding career. During your decades-long career, you saw some transactions or met clients who

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22 May 2019

Americans Want Justice, But Can the Dems Deliver?

      “Justice delayed is justice denied.” –William Gladstone (1809-1898)   American voters have short memories, but most remember that executives who headed the nation’s major financial and mortgage firms that led to the 2008 real estate crash the subsequent eight-year-long recession were never prosecuted for their criminal derelictions

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