The GOP’s Demographic Decay

My Comments: I was born in England almost 78 years ago. I left when I was 6 or 7 when we moved to France. Then, at age 9, we came to the US. I have zero recollection of ever meeting anyone who was not white. It wasn’t until we moved again, this time to India, …

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What Kind of World Will Our Grandchildren Be Tasked With Running?

I was recently asked a question by a friend whose grandchildren’s ages are similar to mine. He asked me to name two things they might encounter in the world after he and I were long gone. What two things would make it hard for them to live the lives we hope for them. To which …

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A New Form of American Capitalism

My Comments: I’m a Social Capitalist. I invented (I think…) this term because I’m convinced that unfettered capitalism, the economic model favored by the United States, is doomed. What few on the right will acknowledge is that we already have elements associated with ‘socialism’ built into our lives dating back decades, if not centuries. The …

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The ‘Yuge’ Republican Lie About the Deficit

My Comments: Yes, I’m a registered Democrat and have been since 1963. And, yes, I’m not happy about the growing Federal deficit. Two observations: (1) I’m OK with a deficit if there is bipartisan effort to see it as a potential problem and an effort is made to keep it a reasonable percentage of the …

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‘You’re fired!’ America has already terminated Trump

My Comments: While reading the Gainesville Sun this morning and enjoying my cup of strong coffee, I saw an article by Richard K. Scher. He argues that trumps power grabs must be stopped. Apart from the fact that I strongly agree with Dr. Scher, I read it because he and I knew each other years …

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A Radical, Redistributive Re-imagining of Capitalism?

My Comments: You may have heard me describe myself as a Social Capitalist. That term is my effort to describle my views as an economist troubled by the widening gap in income across this country. Sooner or later we have to come to terms with what I call unfettered capitalism which in my judgement, has …

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70% of Americans say our health care system is in a “state of crisis”

My Comments: My experience with our health care system comes from two sources. The first one is my 43 years as a licensed insurance agent. I saw health insurance premiums increase roughly 10% every year. The health insurance premium increases were largely a result of ever increasing costs, driven by the hospital industry, the pharmaceutical …

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