Monthly Archives: November 2015

Taxes and Benefits

Progressives know there is a direct relationship between taxes and benefits. Everyone in economics and sociology and politics who is being honest also knows this. Continue reading

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Neurotic Man Goes Shopping

They say that going shopping is a panacea for all that ails you. Well, this Neurotic Man does believe that one bit! Continue reading

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Immediacy Problem

As a nation we have an immediacy problem that is much like political ADHD. Our ability to focus is handicapped as we run from crisis to crisis. While there are certain benefits to this approach we are also hampered by … Continue reading

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Krueger the Hack Economist

There were several troubling aspects to the Democratic debate on Saturday. The first is that no matter now right he is on several issues; Bernie Sanders does not convey his points very well. Both he and Martin O’Malley seem ill-prepared … Continue reading

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It’s Sunday

It’s Sunday and it is my day off. At one time it wasn’t – I would write this column seven days a week. But I found like so many other things in life, pacing myself was important. I told myself … Continue reading

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Political Differences

The big news of the day, of course, is the carnage in Paris as some disreputable types want to create fear and apprehension by killing a bunch of random people in their near geographic vicinity. I will, as everyone else … Continue reading

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Political Enthusiasm Meter

As a candidate the most important thing is to gain support. What is underestimated is that the political enthusiasm of that support is an important key to victory. We see it all the time in American politics – people supporting … Continue reading

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Neurotic Man Becomes a Pollster

What could be easier than being a pollster? After all, it’s a business of making assumptions as to who will vote and how they will vote. Lucky for me, assumptions can be wrong. Look at being a neurotic man. People … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Poverty

It would come as no surprise by anyone following the social sciences that the poor will be affected first by the problems associated with Climate Change.  While the traumas associated with a drying and heating environment will affect all of … Continue reading

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Phantom Vampire Budgets

Since the days of Ronald Reagan Republicans have been inventing new ways to suck the blood out of the Federal Government with Phantom Vampire Budgets. Over the years none of these Phantom Vampire Budgets have been as ambitious as what … Continue reading

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