Manchurian Candidate: Part 2

We know that vampires and werewolves don’t exist for very good reasons. For the same reasons, we know that Manchurian candidates do exist. We’ve been watching them for years. We watched many of them when they first became candidates and followed them through their elections and then watched in amazement as they proceeded to violate their stated principles and campaign […]

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Do you think you will like totalitarianism?

Why do I ask? Because, unless things change dramatically very soon, that’s your future. Done deal. It needn’t necessarily be inevitable, but, unfortunately for us all, while Republicans, or, if you prefer, conservatives, talk a good game, when it comes time to actually do something, they usually reach for the TV remote instead. As this is being written, James Comey […]

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What is a Socialist? – the definitive answer

Many people attempt to attribute such complicated characteristics to socialists that, should you subscribe to such a definition, nobody would ever be one. A good example:  “Socialism means that you believe that the government should own the means of production. Since President Obama has not said that, then he can’t be a socialist.” Really? Forget, for the moment, that the […]

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The Old Broken Window Myth … (sigh) … again

It’s not hard to find stories about how the recent tragic devastation in Japan is supposedly going to lead to growth and prosperity. That’s the old “destruction leads to profit and wealth” myth that has been resurrected more times than Count Dracula and is a cousin to the “government can stimulate the economy” and “government creates jobs” myths. In other […]

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Inflation, Part 1: The Evolution of Money – Both Real Money and Funny Money

In order to understand inflation, we must first understand money. Trouble is, we don’t, so, time after time, we fall for the same old Keynesian schemes. As a result, we become poorer year after year, while people we don’t even know steal, via inflation, our asset values from us and effectively loot our retirement accounts. The following explanation of the […]

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