Tagged: U.S. deficit

In a Phantasmagoria

In a Phantasmagoria

  What are we to think when “evangelicals” find common ground with America’s libertine president? How are we to make sense of a world in which the self-righteous Southern Baptists rally behind a blackguard...

When Looters are in Charge

When Looters are in Charge

I wonder if all those Americans who put Trump and his minions in charge of the country feel some sense of guilt? Do they now regret their spitefulness? So they tipped over the apple...

The Path of Austerity is Downhill all the Way

The Path of Austerity is Downhill all the Way

You might look at the national debt, snowballing by the second as interest piles up, and wonder why any government would consider running a deficit. Surely, that’s reckless, you might think. By adding more...

“Jackass Say the Worl’ No Level”

“Jackass Say the Worl’ No Level”

In Jamaica even the donkeys know the truth. As the old saying in the headline above reminds us, there’s no justice.  There was no justice under the British colonial system, and I bet there’s...

Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Ending “Free Trade”?

Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Ending “Free Trade”?

As dueling deficit reduction plans compete for victory in Congress, I am left wondering why the real source of the hemorrhage in America’s economy is being ignored. Surely, anyone can see that the root...

Put it all Together and You Get a Really Scary Picture

Put it all Together and You Get a Really Scary Picture

The media give us the “news” in unrelated smidgins like the blind men in the fable reporting their separate encounters with the elephant. And the bits and pieces are scary enough. But if you...

The Curious Logic of Tea Party Economics

The Curious Logic of Tea Party Economics

Of course I know that all Tea Party folks don’t think alike. I realize that the movement is basically a marriage of opposites – people who want to tell others how to run their...

Getting to the Heart of the Matter Takes Guts

Getting to the Heart of the Matter Takes Guts

There’s a lot of hot air floating around these days as politicians and pundits address the theme du jour – America’s mountainous debt. When I sort it all out, the message I’m getting is...

Why is President Obama Courting the Right?

Why is President Obama Courting the Right?

President Obama is nobody’s fool, so he must have a good reason for wooing America’s conservatives. But I can’t figure out what it could be. He went cap in hand to the U.S. Chamber...

It’s Happening in Britain; Will it Happen in America?

It’s Happening in Britain; Will it Happen in America?

If you’ve been reading my blogs, you know that I’ve been wondering why the American left has been so passive while the right has been so rambunctious. Where are the “progressive” demonstrators? Surely, they...