GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:

Cyberwar: U.S. food processors under attack? (Report)

The war pn the internet: E.U. targets “hate speech” and disinformation (Report) (Who decides?)

The War on wolves: Current U.S. research (Article)

California: Why Governor Newsome is creating water/energy disaster (Article)

Energy: Reality is, Russia has it and Europe needs it (Article)

U.S. presidential election: Investigation denotes fraudulent outcome (Report)

England: Childbirth coming later (Report)

 The Economy: Decline in Chinese imports (Article)

The pandemic: Case rates and deaths highest among the triple vaccinated? (Report)

Finance: Why the era is ending (Article)

Inflation: How they cope in Argentina, where it’s worse (Report)

The U.S. Economy: Half of parents still supply support for adult children (Report)

Beverly Hills is watching with cameras nearly everywhere (Article)

Government: Rome and Bologna launch Europe’s first individual citizen control system (Report)

Syria: What the U.S. has really been doing there (Articled)

Ukraine needs $2 B per month from U.S. taxpayers (Report)

The pandemic: Study finds heart inflammation more prevalent in vaccinated than unvaccinated (Report)

The U.S. presidential election: Coming film proves rampant voting fraud? (Report)

Oil/gas drilling block extended on U.S. government land (Report)

Building materials: Processed wood competing with concrete and steel (Article)

Global military spending topped $2 Trillion, a new record (Report)

 China: An informed recent political history (Article)

U.S. Immigration: Illegals up 1 M, now over 15 M? (Reportt)

U.S. Censorship: Government security agency to police “disinformation” (Report)

U.S. health agencies altered COVID reports under political pressure (Report)

California will increase the already highest U.S. gasoline tax for the summer (Report)

Food: Another warning of pending shortages (Report)

Russia: Financial side of Ukraine war (Article)

Nigeria: Update (Article)

The pandemic: Big spending, little result (Article)

More pandemic: Study of Pfizer vaccine questions its use (Report)

Chicago: 5 dead, 30 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked woman was arrested while dancing in the road (Report)

That’s all …

EDITORIAL:         The Politics of the Price of Human Labor

 Industrial monopoly fueled the West’s expanded middle class; the arrival of competition elsewhere has reversed that trend, pushed middle class housewives into the workforce and narrowed the distribution of wealth. Such massive economic shifts are naturally accompanied by equally massive political responses.

The necessary responses can be challenging: U.S. Democrats must retain their traditional high wage labor force stance while pushing massive low wage immigration and U.S. Republicans must appear to oppose such policies without preventing their intended results. Both parties must appear to disfavor the persistent inflation that both supports their debt-based overspending and the illusion of ever-rising wages. One can hardly resist adding politicians to the list of predators displayed by cartoonists with the label: “TRUST ME”. That will probably be reinforced by the impending arrival of a wider version of the recent Soviet financial failure …

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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