Economy

When an Organization Stands for Nothing and is Opposed to Everything

There is a remarkable parallel today between the Republican party and the NAZI party of the 1930s.

… After they have tried everything else.

In World War II, shortly after we entered on the side of The Allies, things were not going well.  In our effort to supply England with war materials, we were losing a lot of ships.  Our Navy tried all sorts of schemes to get cargo across the Atlantic, but nothing worked.  The Royal Navy was […]

Embarassed Yet?

Well, Republicans, are you embarrassed yet?  As I write this (Wednesday evening) it seems that a last minute budget agreement has been reached.  In the process of doing this, the world has seen that some of the US House of Representatives is so irresponsible that they might not care if a default happened.  The really […]

Job Creation

There is a story told about Henry Ford.  He was walking with a union organizer  at the Ford plant in Dearborn, Michigan.  Henry, proudly, pointed to one of his Model T Fords, and said, “let’s see you organize that”.  The union man replied, “let’s see you sell it a car”.  True story?  I have no […]

Dust to Dust – Texas Roads

Texas governor Rick Perry does, in some ways, represent his state very well.  He is the sort of guy who has rugged good looks and looks right at home in boots and carrying a sidearm.  Actually, he does wear boots and carry a sidearm.  Once you watch an interview with him on TV, you would […]

Who are the Innovators?

In “The Wealth of Nations”, published in 1776, Adam Smith a very learned economist of the time stated that innovation lies in private entrepreneurship.  Ask any Republican and they will probably agree with that statement.  1776 was a long time ago.  Is it possible that things have changed? The state is presumed to be inefficient.  […]

Nightmares

I felt sure that Mitt Romney would win. Everything that I read pointed to an outcome just the opposite, but I am an extreme pessimist. I really didn’t believe that Obama would win until, well, he won.  Now, realistically, the polls, particularly Nate Silver’s in the New York Times did predict an Obama victory with […]