Cat Fight

Cat Fight

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Government shutdowns are not a new thing.  Gary Evans over at Global Macro Monitor recently provided an effective short summary with this graph.     It is interesting to observe that the government shut down 8...
Goldilocks

Goldilocks

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Just then, Goldilocks woke up and saw the three bears.  She screamed, “Help!”  And she jumped up and ran out of the room.  Goldilocks ran down the stairs, opened the door, and ran away into the...
Eating the Seed Corn

Eating the Seed Corn

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Wise old farmers have long had a saying: Don’t eat your seed corn. In simple terms, it means that every seed that comes through your hands has the potential to either be eaten or planted for next...
The Rich Get Richer

The Rich Get Richer

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and further information]   Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, erstwhile Republican now Independent, has an article out today This Tax Bill Is A Trillion-Dollar Blunder.  It’s a “must-read” for anyone who cares about our economy, our...
Welcome to the American Kleptocracy

Welcome to the American Kleptocracy

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Kleptocracy:   a government or state in which those in power exploit national resources and steal; rule by a thief or thieves.   Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.  David Glasgow Farragut   It’s been...
The Greatest Heist in History

The Greatest Heist in History

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and further information]   Better views of some of the charts and some of the analysis used in this post can be found HERE:  Wage Stagnation in Nine Charts     America can be divided into five income classes:  the hoity toitys, the...