Author Archives: Jack Curtis

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 ...

GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week: Healthcare: Update on corona virus (Article) The Balkans: Continuing sorting out the remains of Yugoslavia (Article) Wine: Price drop expected, result of California grape surplus? (Report) The church: A house divided against itself cannot stand …?  (Report) … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

This week’s lot: The culture: Two New York City Police shot in separate attacks (Report) Cell phones may be hacked when using public charging stations (Article) Education: College campus censorship loses one for a change (Report) New York charged Mennonite … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Beginning: The culture: One third of wives now earn more than husbands (Report) The culture: Nyw York and California spend billions more in taxes than Texas and Florida but get worse results? (Article) The Chinese economy: Big injection of fiat … Continue reading

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DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM IS AN OXYMORON

Socialism is hardly a new idea; its principles interested Plato and Aristotle. Socialism, regardless of anything proponents proclaim, cannot exist with democracy. The dictionary definition of socialism:  “Political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Here they are: Education: FBI probes deep rooted fraud in New York City Schools (Report) The economy: Banks are raising limits on credit cards for free spending users (Article) (Quenching a fire with gasoline …) The Middle East: Since last … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Help yourself: Healthcare: Mandated new asthma inhalers draw complaints (Report) Corruption: Fake investigations – designed to fool you (Article) Iran: Outline of its proxy forces throughout the Middle East (Article) India’s giant, self-administered housing failure (Article) Surveillance: New app provides … Continue reading

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THE U.S. ECONOMY: A FADING ILLUSION?

(From: Notes on Liberty.com) Coming up on the 2020 U.S. presidential election, President Trump takes repeated curtain calls for his creation of the best economy ever, crowing endlessly over an unemployment rate currently 3.5%.  His would-be Democrat opponents whom usually … Continue reading

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