August 2010

Know Nothings

August 30, 2010

Simon Johnson last week wrote a piece for the New York Times. His contention is that the fiscal conservatives, Republicans, Blue Dog Democrats and others, cannot, in his words, be taken seriously. I share that sentiment. I also share his fear that they will define the debate. Fiscal Austerity and America’s Future By Simon Johnson […]

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Know It All

August 29, 2010

Alright. I oversold it a little. You won’t know it all but you will be way ahead of the game. Seventy percent of the American populace doesn’t read even one book a year. Ya think that might explain Little George getting elected twice, Sarah Palin, Big Orange Boehner, et al? Unless you count the Great […]

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The American Dream – Part 3

August 28, 2010

Every time I try to get to other issues inherent in The American Dream the financial aspects keep intruding. Even though I was on the road on a genealogical trip, the talk of a double dip has been unavoidable these few days past. I feel compelled to respond. Once again, most of the commentary you’ve […]

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The American Dream – Part 2

August 23, 2010

I had been thinking in terms of a home in the suburbs being the American Dream. At the YMCA this morning, a friend said the automobile should be added, or included, as a part of that dream. It’s difficult to imagine living in the ‘burbs without a horseless carriage. They represent a major part of […]

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The American Dream – Part 1

August 16, 2010

The American Dream touches many aspects of our lives. It does so in ways that may not be readily apparent. This is to be the first of a series, addressing those various aspects. I promise to hold your interest; at least intermittently. It affects your billfold, your lifestyle, your present, your future, your dream.

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Side Dishes

August 8, 2010

Here is an article that you really need to read. I could have done a better job of writing it but I thought I shouldn’t hog the spotlight. I cover some of this ground in my book but only as it relates to medicines prescribed for mental illness. As shown in this article, the problem […]

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Public Enemy

August 4, 2010

I have often wondered if the FBI and the Keystone Cops share the same parentage. I will explain my lack of regard for this august body in just a bit. The FBI was brought to mind by an article I read. It reported that Wikipedia had been threatened if they did not discontinue displaying the […]

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Better Late Than Never

August 1, 2010

Is it a miracle or just a coincidence? In my last article I made mention of David Stockman. The very next day he shows up with an Op-Ed piece in the New York Times. For any of you who either were not old enough or not interested enough to pay attention at the time, David […]

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