Tag Archives: Deficits

Thoughts On Some Current Events …

Syria – Russia entered to help Hezbollah (Iran) shove dictator Bashar Assad back into power in order to assure that Syria remains an Iranian client. The U.S. has been helping the Syrian Kurds and some non-jihadi rebel groups trying to … Continue reading

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What U.S. Deficits and Debt Mean To You, Unspun

Politicians, even Mr. Trump, avoid honest economics like a bomb-laden jihadi avoids the airport x-ray machine. For very similar reasons. But the rest of us must live in economic reality, unlike the politicos. Thus, politicians in Washington can accept budgets … Continue reading

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Modern Economics Explained Simply

At one time, it was common for political leaders to use astrologers to help them form policy and of course, to be blamed for any related failures. A royal court astrologer was not unusual. But astrology fell out of style … Continue reading

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Old Greeks, Madness … And The Federal Reserve

Consider: How much money will you pay us to borrow your money? Leaving you with only hope that we will repay it? If that seems insane to you, it is. Nevertheless, Negative Interest Rates have been used in Sweden and Switzerland recently … Continue reading

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A Small, Simple Question About Obamacare …

Before Obamacare, the U.S. government functioned on massive spending deficits, a result of social welfare and military programs that exceeded available resources. All these continue unabated, plus the addition of Obamacare, that added some 20 to 40 million (depending upon … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t Wars Be Won, Not Just Fought?

After WWII, the U.S. has fought one war after another and so far as we can see, has nothing whatever to show for it excepting South Korea. That is a visible, positive accomplishment. After that: nothing or a situation worse … Continue reading

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Some Idle Questions While Standing In The Shower (Waiting For Soap To Rinse Off)

Some questions came to mind while standing in the shower, waiting for the soap to rinse off  — prime thinking time. Maybe you know the answers, or some of them. One question involves the southern border of the United States. … Continue reading

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