Tag Archives: Unions


An idea worthy of a pundit down on her ratings or perhaps of a professor at some university. It turns up from time to time now as if we lacked enough to worry about with our politicians. Some unfortunates have … Continue reading

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Politics, Economics,Labor … and Robots

Robots  will produce a class of obsolete humans?  There is a simple answer: Certainly. So long as robots are cheaper than people. Unions joined with politicians – i.e, corruption – pushed the price of labor above its market value. Politics … Continue reading

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Compassionate Government Helping Small Business …

Folks looking for reasons that “The Donald” (Trump) is popular might consider an article in the Albuquerque Journal: “Small Businesses Face Crushing Challenges.” The article lists a few current government-imposed burdens added to a struggling economy. Restaurant owners for instance, … Continue reading

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U.S. Public Sepulchres of Education, Full of Corruption?

U.S. public education seems to us an enormous and enormously corrupt scandal suppressed under political power plus public hypocrisy. If the feminists drove a Devil’s bargain trading off the value of human life for sexual license, the public bargain over … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Another weekend collection for you; we hope you find it worthy: Mystery flights circling US cities low and late at night seem to be FBI activity but the agency won’t comment. (None of our damn business!) Spider silk can now … Continue reading

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Government, Preparing Kids For The Future …

We spoke today while awaiting a professional service, with two charming young ladies, twins as it happened. They were completing their sixth year of public education in our city, irrespective of Kindergarten. Our conversation was itself an education. They were … Continue reading

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Protesters Are Opposing Robots! Could Robots Replace Protesters?

Anti-Robot  protesters appeared at a recent techie gathering; we wonder what took them so long? Political reaction against machines replacing people on the job dates back to the Luddites. They were unhappy to see machines replacing people in production and … Continue reading

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Uber, Yellow Cab, Unions, Government … (But No Competiton!)

A deep 1921 depression triggered an argument between President Warren Harding and his Secretary of Commerce, Herbert Hoover. Hoover, a Republican Progressive, insisted that the government intervene in the declining economy; President Harding would not; he said it was no … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Passing Scene … (Politically Uncorrected)

Our regular Saturday Selection, bits seeming significant, serious or silly but somehow given underwhelming news notice by the Mighty Media. All yours, as evidently, few others want them … Europe, in  ongoing  “Free Trade”  negotiations, is resisting imports of ‘chlorine … Continue reading

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Is Thirsty Detroit An American Prophecy?

Detroit was the nation’s third largest, calling itself the “motor city” after its primary economic activity: The world-leading U.S. auto industry. But now, GM makes more cars in China, Chrysler is a department of Fiat and world leaders lie Toyota … Continue reading

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