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In a capitalist society such as the United States, the economic principle of "free markets" and "supply-and demand" compliments the theory that consumers are "job creators", just as jobs that pay a ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue May 28, 2013 at 01:19 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Not only were the Republicans directly responsible for crashing the economy that ruined millions of American's lives, but for the past four years they have actively attempted to make things much ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 10:33 AM PST with 21 Recommends
Who the hell invented the concept of honor, and more importantly why would anyone invent something that cannot be explained and probably does not exist and then encourage others (mostly young men) ...
by Trenz Pruca
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 01:04 PM PST with 3 Recommends
The Wealth Of Nations is no endorsement of economic greed, as sometimes caricatured. Self-interest may drive the economy, but that is a force for good – provided there is genuinely open ...
by midgebaker
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 01:52 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Flash back a year. Anti-immigrant fever was at a very high pitch in the state of Georgia. The legislature there decided to do something about it. Something to get those Jobs back , for actual ...
by jamess
Comment Count 32 comments on Thu Jun 21, 2012 at 06:48 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
As a teenager I spent few hot summer weeks out in the fields -- harvesting crops for minimum wage -- berries, tomatoes, cantaloups, pumpkins, pruning the canes for next years crops. It was hard, ...
by jamess
Comment Count 19 comments on Wed Jun 20, 2012 at 08:22 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Yesterday Mitch McConnell was whining that President Obama should do something about Gas Prices ... McConnell: Buffett Rule Won’t Create Jobs or Lower Gas Prices by Phillip M. Bailey, wfpl.org --
by jamess
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 08:14 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Bernie is demanding " immediate action " from the Gary Gensler, the chairman of the CFCT, to strictly control the impact of speculators on the Oil Futures Market -- as the Law required him to do -- ...
by jamess
Comment Count 28 comments on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 02:25 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
In one corner, advocating for the all-knowing wisdom of the markets to give the people what they need -- are the Wall Street boosters ... The Energy Report - Trend Change by Phil Flynn, ...
by jamess
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Mar 11, 2012 at 05:15 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
That was as recently as last May. Oil Speculators have a LOT to say about what a gallon of gasoline ends up really costing us at the pump, above and beyond the actual economics of "supply and ...
by jamess
Comment Count 34 comments on Sat Mar 10, 2012 at 03:17 PM PST with 23 Recommends
Pay a whooping "0.01 percent tax on each transaction" -- that's 1 Penny per $100 bet -- and THAT's too much for the poor millionaires to pony up. Maybe they should check their couch cushions for ...
by jamess
Comment Count 39 comments on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 07:37 PM PST with 36 Recommends
It used to be to trade Futures Contracts on a barrel of Oil, you had to agree to the delivery of that barrel Oil at some "future" date. An Airline, wanting to lock-in low prices. An Oil heating ...
by jamess
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 08:48 AM PST with 28 Recommends
Dinosaurs were eventually replaced by agile clever Mammals. Cavemen were eventually replaced by Farmers. Horse and Buggies, by the Automobile. In the natural course of events, the grand ...
by jamess
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 06:15 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Dinosaurs were eventually replaced by agile clever Mammals. Cavemen were eventually replaced by Farmers. Horse and Buggies, by the Automobile. In the natural course of events, the grand ...
by jamess
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 02:40 PM PST with 4 Recommends
A lot has been said about "Creative Destruction" in the last few days. Something about this term of Entrepreneurial Evolution really bugs me -- and I think I finally figured out what that is.
by jamess
Comment Count 47 comments on Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 09:28 PM PST with 19 Recommends
It's a promise, a mythology, a rite of passage -- The belief that " Abounding Opportunity lies just around the next bend ." Indeed, America was built on such beliefs ... even ...
by jamess
Comment Count 33 comments on Mon Jan 02, 2012 at 02:00 PM PST with 18 Recommends
It struck me earlier today, that our system of market-based Capitalism just might have a few flaws, -- not least of which is that those "Corporate Persons", are by design, missing a few ...
by jamess
Comment Count 36 comments on Sun Nov 27, 2011 at 06:39 PM PST with 33 Recommends
The other side is deep in thought. All the time, they are in their tank thinking, thinking, thinking. ”What concept, term or catchphrase can we invent to get the poor to give us more ...
by Liberal Thinking
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Nov 05, 2011 at 07:21 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
So T-Paw is going to give a speech where he doubles down on the failed Reagan theme of "tax cuts create jobs". Republicans are using a Harry Potter argument--"Magical Job Creation". I swear, they ...
by zenbassoon
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Jun 07, 2011 at 07:19 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
I was watching Tweedledee and Tweedledum on CNN this morning. (Candy Crowley and Ed Gillespie.) They went on and on blaming President Obama, for everything from 9% Unemployment rate ...
by jamess
Comment Count 25 comments on Sun Jun 05, 2011 at 03:03 PM PDT with 10 Recommends