GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannThis week:

China: Economy going scary? (Article)

Corruption: Puerto Rico governor and officials nailed? (Report)

Immigration: Klobuchar (D) says Trump’s ICE raids are distraction from amending immigration laws (Report) (Seems likely)

The economy: U.S. housing costs inflation far outstrips income growth (Article) (Continued decline in living standards)

Science: Ancient tree discovered with record of earth’s magnetic field reversal in its rings (Report)

 The culture A transgender weight lifter won 2 gold medals in women’s events (Report)

Science: Worldwide earthquake frequency ominously up (Article)

The culture: Government is privatizing censorship to social media companies? (Article)

Government: FBI to increase social media surveillance (Article)

The economy: Global debt hit 329% of global GDP – Developing countries hit new record (Article) (Unsustainable)

The economy: A looming, drastic reorganization of everyday American life awaits (Article)

China: Economic data range between fake and frightening? (Article)

The economy: The costly mess surrounding the next generation of U.S. communications (Article)

The culture: Cops bust fake Ferrari/Lamborghini factory in Brazil (Article)

The economy: “We’ve reached the end of the road” (Article) (An ad, but also an arrurate warning)

The culture: Employer snooping employees (Article) (Showing government how it’s done?)

U.S. Manufacturing: Boeing’s quality woes deepening (Article)

Chicago: 9 killed, 32 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A man was arrested for chasing a naked woman (Report)

And that’s all …

 

EDITORIAL:         Governance Via News and Social Media, the New U.S. paradigm

President Obama reacted to the availability of the internet and a servile “news” media by adopting perpetual campaigning as his governance style. President Trump, reacting to a rabidly adversarial media, added barrages of tweets to the style. Recognizing the usefulness of these tools, Congressfolk now appear on the same stage. Governance as soap opera.

Unfortunately, whatever their professional levels as governors, their current public performances present more ham than thespian talent, public performances that derade the dignity appropriate to their offices and to their country. Grabbing for microphones in front of cameras to call each other nasty names is no way to govern the earth’s most powerful country; this should not be tolerated by its citizens. The perpetrators should be replaced forthwith and the unethically politicized journalists who have done so much to bring this about should be replaced with them.

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much) Couple of degrees in government, a few medals in figure skating; just reading and suspicion for economics ...
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