Tag Archives: President Roosevelt

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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“It’s Not About Me…”

Popular Economics Weekly FRED New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is sounding like President Roosevelt when he intones, “It’s not about me, it’s about we.” in his morning COVID-19 press conferences. President Roosevelt most famously said, “The only thing we have … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus—A New World War

Popular Economics Weekly Conference Board Nobel laureate Paul Krugman has said it might take an alien invasion to bring Americans together again to counter the threat of another economic downturn possibly as great as the Great Depression. Well, the new … Continue reading

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How Do We Fight COVID-19?

Popular Economics Weekly St.LouisFRED Economists are beginning to predict the worst due to the COVID-19 outbreak that has become a worldwide pandemic.  Former Fed Vice-Chairman Alan Blinder said recently on CNBC that a recession may have already begun this March; … Continue reading

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What Is American Socialism?

Financial FAQs What is American Socialism that candidate Bernie Sanders has talked about ever since he has been running for President? In fact, our one and only example of something that represents any definition of Socialism and concerted government planning … Continue reading

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Where are the Leaders?

Answering the Kennedys’ Call surveymonkey.com The congressional impeachment hearings illustrate one overwhelming fact; America has a leadership problem. President Trump is a very weak leader. He asked the newly-elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (extortion or bribery are the legal terms) … Continue reading

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October Employment No Big Deal

Popular Economics Weekly MarketWatch.com Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 128,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job gains occurred in food services and drinking … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton, the New FDR?

Popular Economics Weekly Even President Obama, among others, has said Hillary Clinton is one of the most qualified presidential candidates ever. And she has been advocating a new New Deal for America, including tuition-free public universities and colleges, paid maternity … Continue reading

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Why Has It Taken So Long?

Financial FAQs The latest Federal Reserve press releases—firstly, the minutes of last FOMC meeting, and also its reduced projections of expected inflation—tell us the Fed is still in austerity mode due to a fear of non-existent inflation. And it is … Continue reading

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Republicans Are the Real Socialists

Popular Economics Weekly The new Republican Congress is exposing a not surprising fact. Its first actions are attempts to water down The Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act, and repealing Obamacare—which will pass the risks of financial meltdowns and … Continue reading

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