Monthly Archives: March 2015

To Apologists of Crony Capitalism

“Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all.” … Continue reading

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No Conservatives in the Fight

In the united states, there is no significant number of conservatives, although a multitude describe themselves that way. I have spent about ten days asking a question of war hawks, all conservative Republicans. The question is as follows. Which of … Continue reading

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The Reality Gaps

Economics is very simple. There is a way to make sure any economy performs as well as possible and that income is distributed as fairly as can possibly be achieved. To bring this about, all that is necessary is to … Continue reading

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Truth in Politics

There isn’t any unless it is accidental. There is a reason why it works out this way. The objective is to get elected. Politics is also the most ruthless activity on the face of the earth. The truth has no … Continue reading

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Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is announcing a bid for the presidency. From day one, the Republican National Committee will be trying to take him down. How hard that will be to do depends upon how popular he is in the beginning. If … Continue reading

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Understanding Human Behavior

How did Common Sense Economics discover that most of human behavior is based on instinct and not intellect? It all starts by understanding that intellectual reasoning would never produce the kind of results we get in government and and macro … Continue reading

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Danger to Americans

Students of history already know the greatest danger a population faces is from the consequences of its own country’s immoral activities. All human beings are completely capable of thinking and acting independently, but by default they adopt group opinions and … Continue reading

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Financial Markets

What I have noticed lately is a change in the way the market is manipulated. Up until about six weeks ago, central banks were making use of privateer firms to assist them in elevating asset prices. The privateer firms are … Continue reading

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Battle Lines Drawn Borrowers Vs. Non-Borrowers

Today’s potential military adventures are between countries with a lot of debt and the few not heavily borrowed. The united states has debt that is over 200% of gross domestic product. Russia has debt of about 13% of its gross … Continue reading

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No Patriots Needed

Patriotism is perhaps history’s leading cause of death. The great kings in the Old Testament sent countless patriots to their deaths. The Japanese and Germans who died in World War II were patriots as were Americans, British, Russians and all … Continue reading

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