“One person was dead as massive wildfires in drought-parched Colorado and New Mexico burned out of control, while Western lawmakers pleaded for updates to an aging U.S. aerial firefighting fleet needed to combat a fire season that lasts year-round.” Whining for help from Big Government again?
In a recent article in the Los Angeles Time, economist James Galbraith argues that “Stimulus Alone was Never going to bring Recovery.” See http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-galbraith-economics-20110815,0,843976.story I agree in part with his solution: “Let’s build a new financial system to serve public purpose and private business. And let’s start to act on our actual needs and problems: […]
China’s Superior Economic Model The free-market fundamentalist economic model is being thrown onto the trash heap of history. “The conservative-preferred, free-market fundamentalist, shareholder-only model—so successful in the 20th century—is being thrown onto the trash heap of history in the 21st century. In an era when countries need to become economic teams, Team USA’s results—a jobless […]
I support efforts to legalize gay marriage in Washington State. However, it’s not at the top of my list of priorities. Legalizing gay marriage may drive a wedge into Democratic constituencies and harm efforts to support economic justice, education, and social services. I fear that lawmakers prefer dealing with wedge issues over economic issues. Comments […]