Tag Archives: President Reagan

Government Was Never the Problem

Popular Economics Weekly MarketWatch.com President Reagan’s all-encompassing campaign slogan that “government is the problem” was never the problem. But competent governance has been a problem; in as much as incompetent leaders have been the problem dogging any degree of prosperity … Continue reading

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In Search of a Moral Economy

Financial FAQs vox.com Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders defined a moral economy in a recent Duke University dialogue with the Reverend William Barber II: ““A moral economy is one that says, ‘In the wealthiest country in the history of the world, … Continue reading

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Aren’t Tax Cuts Wonderful?

Popular Economics Weekly Those were President Trump’s words on the $3.2 trillion in tax cuts enacted by the Republican majority congress before Christmas. “These are the biggest tax cuts in history, even bigger than President Reagan’s.” He’s right that they … Continue reading

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More Repub Lawlessness—Greatest Theft in History

Financial FAQs The Republican’s tax bill has passed, and it is the greatest theft of taxpayer monies in history; even greater than Presidents’ Reagan and Bush I and II tax cuts that began the immense transfer of wealth to the … Continue reading

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Why the Greater Lawlessness?

Popular Economics Weekly We knew as far back as Nixon’s Watergate that the Republican party harbors a lawless tendency when it suits them. Why else would President Reagan engineer the illicit Iran contra arms deal with the Ayatollah Khomeini, or, … Continue reading

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Why Is Mortgage Lending Still Restricted?

The Mortgage Corner We can thank the Great Recession for most of it. Banks have become much more conservative, and builders are building approximately 50 percent fewer residences vs. the 2 million housing units at the height of the housing … Continue reading

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Who Killed Our Middle Class?

Popular Economics Weekly It’s becoming clear that our Middle Class—the midsection of U.S. earners and consumers—has shrunk alarmingly. And this is the main reason for the political polarization today that in the words of journalist Christopher Hedges, has driven the … Continue reading

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The Clinton Growth Presidency

Popular Economics Weekly It’s remarkable. Donald Trump chose Detroit to make his economic speech, where he accused the Clintons of causing Detroit’s employment problems with their trade policies. Is he kidding? The Detroit Big Three automakers didn’t lose jobs because … Continue reading

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What Happened to Tuition-Free College?

Popular Economics Weekly Senator Bernie Sanders wants it. Until the Vietnam War, most public colleges and universities had it. So what happened to our tuition-free public universities and colleges? UC Berkeley is perhaps the poster child to what has happened … Continue reading

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Why Did Michael Moore Invade Those Countries?

Popular Economics Weekly The answer is so simple, and sad. Mr. Moore’s latest eye-opening documentary, “Where To Invade Next?” visits countries that have learned from, and adopted our laws and policies, policies that no longer exist in the U.S. of … Continue reading

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