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[29 Apr 2009 | Comments Off | ]

The political system is broken. A clear sign is Sen. Arlen Specter’s decision to defect to the Democrats. Pundits and politicians, however, typically and predictably, are mostly chattering about the cosmetics. Moderate Republicans, represented most forcefully by Sen. Olympia Snowe, Sen. Olympia Snowe,  are bemoaning the loss. Her perspective is seconded by David Brooks. Democrats, [...]

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[17 Mar 2009 | Comments Off | ]

“Give the money to us, not AIG or Citibank.” We’re hearing that from angry callers to radio and TV, and from family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers. Many of us are saying it. The anger is real and growing, though unfocused and therefore unproductive. One reason for the lack of focus is that people don’t know [...]

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[16 Mar 2009 | Comments Off | ]

There’s been a lot of talk lately about capitalism and socialism. A guaranteed basic income, Citizen Dividends, is the best of both. Everyone will enjoy real freedom and real financial security. A secure income is necessary for freedom. As Franklin Roosevelt said, “Necessitous men are not free men.” (In Roosevelt’s speech, that statement was in [...]