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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The TPP is up and running without us, and we’re losing out on its opportunities

My Comments: While I had some reservations about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), I agreed with it in principal and was encouraged when the Obama administration signed on last December. Then along came the ultimate deal maker and we withdrew from the agreement. In my opinion, more than anything imaginable, that withdrawal effectively ceded global …

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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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Higher Tariffs Won’t Work Now Because They Never Did

My Comments: At the national level, if we want more money to spend, both on ourselves as citizens and at the Federal level on things that require money to finance, please tell me why this administration insists on doing things that will result in less money. Yes, I know, the old and wealthy white cadre …

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Is Capitalism Killing America?

My Comments: In the minds of many, capitalism is the antithesis of communism. And they are essentially right. In the minds of many, communism and socialism and fascism are one and the same. And they are essentially wrong. Communism is an economic model where the state owns everything involved in providing goods and services to …

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How Well is American Capitalism Working?

Tony’s Comments: I’m becoming a Social Capitalist in my old age. On the one hand I embrace capitalism as the most viable economic model for us to follow while on the other hand know that in it’s purest form, it can be as evil and unworkable as communism at the other end of the spectrum. …

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Our Aging Workforce Needs Foreigners

I’m part of our aging workforce. I’m semi-retired, spending less money every month than I used to, and knowing that I have far fewer years to live than those in my children’s generation. To have the same successful retirement that I’m hoping for, they will be fighting the same battles I’ve fought, but likely for …

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The New World Order Is Leaving the U.S. Behind

Friday = Random Thoughts Some of my Facebook friends may not realize I too want Donald Trump to be successful as President. Yes, I disagree with many of his positions on issues, but that alone isn’t enough for me to oppose him at every turn. For many years I played golf regularly with a group …

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