Tag Archives: Political Economy

Encapsulating Freedom

The Presidents Second Inaugural Address was filled with the dreams of many. We can only hope that he is able to address some small part of that dream.

The Great Socialist

Conservatives call Obama’s call to action too liberal, or socialist, or partisan. Yet his call was inclusive and visionary, layinig out a path into the future, a future that leaves conservatives in the past.

An Historic day at the Mall

President Obamas Second Inaugural speech was filled with powerful rhetoric, an indication that he wants to leave a powerful legacy, and not one mired in obstructionist deadlock imposed by conservatives.

What About the People

Conservatives care very little for the Middle Class or the poor. They far prefer to cosy up to the wealthy and powerful corporations.

Government Spending is the Solution

Austerity measures in Europe have succeeded only in creating unemployment of 11.6%. Republicans in Congress want the same in the United States. It would be disastrous.

To Abrogate a President

Republicans continue to frustrate the Presidents agenda by blocking all nominees for his cabinet, regardless of the qualifications. This does not bode well for Liberal Democracy.

Republican Attacks On The Vulnerable

Once more into the breach, the conservative onslaught against the vulnerable, the weak, continues, by threatening to take away essential social programs. Conservative values: honored more in the breach than in the observance.

Why Hard Work Does Not Pay

The federal minimum wage is disgracefully low and should be raised significantly, at least doubled. Other developed nations have done so, and their economies are booming.

An Irresistible Force

This Republican Congress creates an artificial crisis every few weeks or months. No nation can successfully govern itself under these conditions.

The Republican Despots of 2012

2012 was a year marred by political dysfunction, with Republicans seemingly incapable of doing the work for which they were elected. This does not bode well for 2013.