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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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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Lindsey Graham’s Take On Releasing Tax Returns…well only some tax returns.

This little foray into Senate politics and Republican politics made a big splash all over Twitter for the past week or so but didn’t much of a splash in the mass media. So I’ve been watching it for a while and wondering if I should bring it to Blogging Blue….

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Trump Could Offer Tariff Relief Right Now!

One method of supporting American manufacturing…particularly those firms using imported components…would be for President Donald Trump to lift the tariffs he imposed. It wouldn’t take overcoming objections from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. It wouldn’t take any arm twisting of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It wouldn’t require Senator…

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Why Did Trump Decide To Move To Florida

Apparently in late September, the president and first lady declared their permanent residence of record to be Mar-a-Lago instead of Trump Tower in New York City. I am wondering: is this a tax dodge? avoidance of the Southern District? retiring to southern climes like other New Yorkers? He ran out…

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Pay Inequality Was On Parade At The World Series

A number of times during the World Series, the announcers mentioned that Washington Nationals star pitcher Stephen Strasburg has four years on his contract…but it has a clause that allows him to bow out if he so chooses…within 72 hours of the end of the series. Now he was just…

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Racine Republican, Robin Vos, Worried About Milwaukee Budget

It’s that time of year and Wisconsin municipalities are putting together their budgets for the upcoming year. And as always, Milwaukee is struggling to meet their budgetary needs under the various restraints imposed on them by the Republicans in control of the state legislature and former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker….

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Candidate Fitzgerald Playing Tax Cut Parlor Games

Actual state income tax revenues for the current fiscal budget period are now expected to exceed the budgeted revenues by $753 million. Under the current budget some of the excess will go toward technical training and additional funds going to pay down the state’s current debt. The balance would accrue…

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Court Asks Banks IF They Have Trump Tax Returns

In the continuing federal appeals court case around the House subpoenas of Trump financial records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One, when specifically asked if they had copies of President Donald Trump’s tax returns…there was essentially ‘No Reply’. Toward the end of Friday’s hearing, the three-judge panel of the U.S….

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500,000 American Jobs Just Went Missing!

While the president gloats about the economy and the jobs he’s helped create…the Bureau of Labor Statistics was reporting pretend job numbers. And now they’ve finally come clean: Turns out hiring wasn’t nearly as strong in 2018 and early 2019 as the government initially reported — by about a half-million…

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