Book Report: Economix by Michael Goodwin

Looking for a primer on economics that’s not all addled economics gobbledy-gook that reads like Milton Friedman and puts you to sleep? Well, this graphic text book might be what you want if you want to understand socialism and capitalism and communism and any of the other ism trends. Mr….

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Time To End Catch All Omnibus Bills? Sen. Mike Lee Is Seeing The Light.

I haven’t gone back to look for it, but I think I published an article a few years back suggesting that Congress and the various state legislatures pull back a bit and keep bills clean and lean. A spending bill should be a spending bill…a defense bill should be a…

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What’s The Status Of The Next Pandemic Economic Relief Bill?

Or Support Bill or Stimulus Bill…depending on how you look at it. But everyone should be back on Washington today…or at least the major players should be. Where’s the next economic relief bill? There shouldn’t be anything else on the table this week…nothing else. And from Washington? Mum’s the word!

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So McConnell Sent The Senate Home To Spread The Virus Instead Of Passing A Stimulus?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has been complaining about the Democratic House not doing anything (despite several bills sent to the Senate) instead didn’t do anything and sent the Senate home to spread the GOP Senate virus across all 50 states rather than actually helping Americans. If the Democrats…

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The Insanity Around Hospital Health Care Charges

I am not going to dig too deep into this topic today, but after my recent experience it becomes more and more apparent that we need a universal single payer system and that pricing for health care services is completely out of control. Early in October, I had my second…

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What Did Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, or Steven Mnuchin Do Today?

They should have been meeting to finally hammer out the next COVID-19 financial stimulus package. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have been working on this for months. They both should pretty much know where each party stands and be ready to meet somewhere in…

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How’s Your 401(k) Doing? Dow is -940 today…third loss in a row!

President Trump’s campaign highlight was supposed to be his ‘best economy ever’. Meaning the stock market. Well his lack of attention to the coronavirus pandemic and the record infections across much of the nation has finally spooked the market and today the DJ had a mini crash and lost 940…

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Let’s Kill Two Birds With One Stone: Strauss Meats and Foxconn

After having been scared out of Milwaukee and blocked from expansion in Franklin, let’s have Strauss Meats expand into the mostly empty Foxconn plant in Racine County!

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Platform 2020: Wisconsin Should Move To A Part Time Legislature

It has been somewhere between 180 and 200 days since the Wisconsin Legislature has met and taken any kind of action…and we are knee deep in a pandemic and sinking. So it is abundantly clear that Wisconsin doesn’t need a full time legislature. And since the institution of the biennial…

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Remember When The USMCA Was The Be All And End All Of Trade Agreements?

One of the hallmarks of the great negotiators regime was supposedly the new USMCA (United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement)…the perfect free trade agreement. And a vital agreement replacing NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) that was so unfair to the United States…and allowed Mexico and Canada…to take advantage of us. The USMCA…

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