Well, we officially live in a Banana Republic.
What Just Happened?
Moral hazard can exist when a party can take risks without having to suffer consequences. In 2008, the world, due to the financial sector, fell prey to moral hazard. A global industry was bailed out at the expense of consumers, homeowners, and taxpayers. In 2020, the world watched with fear as an unknown virus swept … Continue reading What Just Happened?
In honor of my 200th post, I’m going to deliver a list of the twenty most impactful- people, things, and events in my life. And, likely yours
The woman was a symbol for all of us. A symbol we should revere and cherish. She put country over self, and she showed it with her last deed as Queen.
Positive Democracy Stories
Two positive stories showing democracy is in fact doing OK
The Worst Congress Ever
There's no way America will resolve her inflation crisis any time soon because of this Congress. We shot ourselves in the foot by locking down and turning off the economy. We had a chance to lessen the economic repercussions by electing leaders who carried out the will of the people. Instead, our elected officials betrayed us. The reckless spending this Congress carried out will inhibit growth and fuel inflation for the rest of this decade.
It’s hard to find a way that would have been worse to go about doing what the administration sought out to do. It seems that everything they have tried to 'fix' has been done in quite possibly the worse method possible.
Government needs to stop trying to fix problems that they have already created. Step aside and let the economy fix itself. It will rise again as the economy comes back online. The only thing in its way are the D.C. bureaucrats.
Here Comes The Indictment
Regardless of how much you hate Trump, you really need to ask serious questions right now. Why is this happening? What is the endgame? What purpose does this serve? Will you be pleased when we reach the end of the line?
Inflation (Reduction) Act
Only D.C. politicians could spend hundreds of billions of dollars and claim it will reduce inflation.
48 hours ago, the question was why. Why would she do such a thing? This writer prefers to be optimistic, and it feels as if she wants to truly make a difference.
It’s roughly 9:00 am on Tuesday, the second day of August, in Taipei right now. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, will be landing in Taiwan via a US military aircraft within twelve hours. The Chinese government have warned that they see this move as an invasion, and therefore, could ultimately shoot down the aircraft. It feels quite possible that the world will change for the worse within the next twenty-four hours.
Does anyone care to press pause and ask what's going on?
The Recession Response
Everything is political. Sadly, this has spilled into economics. Data can often be looked at half full, or half empty. But, it's hard to put lipstick on the pig that is the American economy.
You Can’t Make This Up
No, seriously, you can't make this up. That's what someone needs to tell the economists at the White House who have actually opted to make up a new definition for a recession.
The System Works
It’s amazing how fragile the system is, yet incredible how resilient it has been. The last couple of years have been a real time, ongoing lesson on how the American government should and shouldn’t work based on its design nearly 250 years ago. Most recently, we’ve seen the Supreme Court exercise its power. The naysaying … Continue reading The System Works
The GOP is winning a culture war right now. This was proven with the Virginia election results back in November of 2021, and seen with polling in Florida when you examine policies DeSantis has been initiating. While a culture war may result in the party regaining Congress, it’s not what will keep them in control. Why? It’s the economy, stupid.
How can so much failure take place in such a short time? It's stunning when you really think about it. No way America survived this long with this much success by screwing up as much as she has in the past couple of years. We're truly living in a remarkable period of corruption, ineptitude, and overall atrocious leadership.
The time we spent living in the Hotel California appears to finally be coming to an end. Now, if only those who control the policy-making decisions could swallow their pride, and allow us to move forward again.
It’s Hard To Keep Up
The wheels are off. Moms are domestic terrorists. Biden doesn't know how the vaccine works. We have 11 million unfilled jobs, with 8 million unemployed, and the fix is to spend trillions of dollars. Does anything make sense anymore? But, at least we are protected from mean tweets!