Monthly Archives: December 2015

Crazy Like a Fox

Some of my political (and life) givens: When someone appears to be a nutter it is easy to dismiss them. When that same person is not intellectually curious it is not unusual to dismiss their intelligence. Both of these can … Continue reading

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Climate Change

The Obama Administration, with many highs and lows during the two four year terms, ended 2015 with another high, this one pertaining to climate change. Bernie Sanders, who was scoffed on Fox News as nutter on this issue, and ignored … Continue reading

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Shielding the Middle Class

If you are shielding the middle-class there are two things that are givens: 1. Economics is a discipline based on limitations. There are finite resources to any economy and the responsible economist will seek ways to maximize those resources for … Continue reading

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It’s Sunday

It’s Sunday and also 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 that … Continue reading

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Climate Change

The global conference that the United States participated in regarding climate change may be seen by historians as the crowning achievement of the Obama Administration’s eight years in office. There also is no doubt that what was achieved was but … Continue reading

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NM Can’t Always Get What He Wants

I can’t believe it – I’ve been invited to multiple parties. And in the same December! Which means in the same year! I am no longer the Neurotic Man who can’t always get what he wants. Oh bother. This is … Continue reading

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Single Payer

While it is more likely than not that she becomes President, I still cannot respect Hillary Clinton. It is not right that she scares Americans that some of the proposals of Bernie Sanders will raise taxes yet leaves out that … Continue reading

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So This is Christmas?

“And so this is Christmas for weak and for strong, The rich and the poor ones, the road is so long.” http://www.bing.com/search?FORM=INCOH2&PC=IC04&PTAG=ICO-fac726b0&q=so+this+is+christmas+lyrics   I was hoping to write a light, fluff piece today as we get near the holidays at … Continue reading

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Employed Workers versus Contract Labor

As we head full steam into this season of sharing and giving it is important to take note of contract labor, once the bastion of the highly paid consultant, now the domain of the minimum wage part-timer. One of the … Continue reading

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Doing the Right Thing

Some companies are loved by Americans because of their product line, not because they are noted for doing the right thing. Look at Disney – when I was young and if you were a long haired male, you were not … Continue reading

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