Economy

I got my degree in Economics with honors from the University of Missouri. I was honored to have the professor Tim Kaine cited as an inspiration, Dr. John Kuhlman, as my advisor. It appears that the things I learned from him need to be shared more generally. In this section, I use a lot of his words to explain why the economic policies being pushed from the right these days make no sense.

 

There Was Only One David

This is my next installation in my economic series about the coming Corporate Feudalism and how we avoid it. I was raised in a Christian family, more specifically, a Methodist family.  (I'm Catholic now, but was Methodist then.)  In our church, while the adults...

Duty to Die. What the Republicans are Pushing in AHCA

The Republicans are racing to enact AHCA under cloud of secrecy and distraction provided by the Russia investigation.  They are intent on their mission and won't be denied.  But why the hurry, why the secrecy, why the subterfuge and why the cruelty? The AHCA and other...

The Antidote to Corporate Feudalism

In my last posting, I discussed the similarities between medieval feudalism in Europe and corporate feudalism that we are entering today.  I also promised to identify what finally brought an end to medieval feudalism, and thus, the antidote to corporate feudalism...

Where We Are Headed: Corporate Feudalism

In my last posting, I wrote about the indefensible theory of supply side economics.  Today I posit where this theory is heading.  Whether or not it is the goal of supply side proponents, the result will be corporate feudalism.  Let me explain. Feudalism is defined as...

The Lie of Supply Side

I graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor with honors in Economics in 1975, the year before Tim Kaine enrolled.  I majored in Economics for the same reason Tim Kaine did - Professor John Kuhlman.  Tim sent a letter to Professor Kuhlman that cited why...

It’s a Lie That Unions Cost us Jobs

Today the feather I pull out of the featherbed is the meme that unions are the reason for our deficits and loss of jobs. The conservatives claim that costs resulting from unions and their activities is the reason our country is in such an economic mess and the only...

Where Is the Gold of Toulouse

In this episode, the feather I am removing from the featherbed of lies deals with the tax cuts for the rich.  Or, rather, how the rich seem to have this notion that the more they amass at the expense of their fellow citizens the more comfortable they will be and that...

The Rise of the Extreme Right – An Alternative Theory

I was watching another report of the Tea Party rallies and felt a strange sensation of deja vu.  The views being presented, the way they were presented, the way the partiers reacted, the energy expressed were all familiar somehow.  I sent my mind back to find out...