GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannGathered from the week:

The economy: 55 African nations will create a “free trade zone”? (Report) (Better than tariffs ..)

More economy: Debunking the myth of a tight U.S. labor market (Article)

Still More economy: Facebook to compete with governments by issuing its own money (the Libra) causes panic in Congress? (Report)  (Governments hate competition)

More economy: British giant supermarket Tesco joins Amazon and French Carrefour testing cashierless store (Report)

Corruption: Amazon and the Pentagon cozying up per the Wall Street Journal (Article)

Sudan: Struggling for power kills people (Article)

The climate: Is global warming the “greatest scientific fraud of all time”? (Article)

The economy: A $15 hr minimum wage will cost thousands of jobs? (Article)

China: Update (Article)  (Expansion distracts from a slowing economy?)

Corruption: Government media official guilty (Report)

The economy: Federal deficit rocketing upward since last election (Report) (Trump owns it?)

Federal Health and Human Services dept now spends $100 B per month? (Report) (Medicare/Medicaid etc.)

The trade War: U.S. businesses backing out of China? (Article)

Afghanistan: An approaching end may resemble the beginning? (Article)

The world economy: U.S. vs China, a view from outside Washington (Article)

Finance: Facebook’s electronic money (the Libra) raises panic  (Article) The People’s Bank of China worries too (Article)  Big GOP donors show interest (Article)

Gun Control: San Luis Obispo police chief’s gun stolen from restaurant ladie’s room? (Report)

Iran: Caught cheating on nuclear deal by U.N. inspectors but U.N. doesn’t notice? (Report)

The climate: Researchers report no significant man made climate change? (Article)

Eritria: Forcibly closed last Catholic hospital (Report)

Government: President Trump demands Bitcoin, Libra be regulated? (Report) (Uh huh – governments hate competition)

California: Healthcare coverage extended to 18-24 year olds includes illegals? (Report)

Corruption: U.S. Virgin Islands

Pakistan: The games of the Pakistani military (Article)

Chicago: 6 dead, 63 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked woman was arrested after striking a deputy (Report)

And that’s all …

 

EDITORIAL:    A Little Political Irony …

 

It seems verifiable historical fact that since about 1932, the Democrat party has navigated the course of American government policy. Republican placeholders have at times slowed the progression and shifted the emphasis a little, but never altered the course. So:

  1. Why are Democrats so vehemently upset at a President Trump who is so obviously supportive of policies of President Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson?
  2. Why do they demand acceleration of the policies that have produced the results that they now hate so much?

Silly questions, right?

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much)
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