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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Trump’s ‘America First’ means Americans lose

My Comments: This comes from the Washington Post which you will agree is not a right wing publication. Almost every day there is a statement or observation that runs 180 degrees from what I’ve learned over the past five decades in business. It’s frightening to me to realize we are going backwards as a nation …

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The Risks Associated With Being Alive

by Tony Kendzior \ December 14, 2018 Being alive virtually anywhere on the planet in the 21st century carries with it certain risks. How you deal with those risks largely determines your sense of well being as you navigate the ups and downs of everyday life. Risks are all around us. Some are inconsequential and …

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Trump’s ties to the Russian mafia go back 3 decades

My Comments: In a political context, my initial reaction to having Trump in the White House was that it was a healthy step in the evolution of these United States. We’ve been a formidable leader on the world stage for the past 80 plus years. From time to time, it is useful for the status …

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The Clear Message in the United States’ Shifting Demographics

My Comments: In addition to death and taxes, a third ‘truth’ is demographics. A reason for our current political troubles is that the historic white Christian majority believes it is under attack. And it is. And many in that historically white majority want to live in the past. I’ve long learned we cannot live in …

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Maybe We Should Take Socialism Seriously

My Comments: To me, it’s both pathetic and amusing to hear political candidates rail against the idea of ‘socialism’ and declare it’s mankind’s greatest threat. Like so many of the ‘…isms” applied to economic models of all stripes, socialism is no more a threat to the health and welfare of any society than is capitalism …

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