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A Lesson From The Not So Distant Past

January 4, 2011

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This is Rudolf Havenstein. The name probably means nothing to most people. However, during the hyper-inflation in Germany that commenced after WWI.,  this man was the President of the German Central Banking System.  He held essentially the same position that Ben Bernanke holds in the U.S. today.   When Germany needed more money to fight WWI. […]

Libertarians And The Temptation Of The Gold Standard

May 25, 2010

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The people who are part of the Tea Party come from many perspectives on the political spectrum and are not all lock step in their ideas of what needs to be done about our national economic dilemma,  however an inordinate number of individuals in the Tea Party seem to be of a Libertarian bent and […]

Economic Chaos, Three Possible Solutions

May 8, 2010

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It would seem that the recent economic crisis enveloping Greece is merely a preface to what is to come in many of our States and eventually to the U.S. as a whole. Our deficits are staggering and unsustainable. As I see it we have three choices, none of which are ideal.  Solution 1. We raise […]

Rethinking Health Care

January 20, 2010

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In the 18th century the philosopher Voltaire commented on the Health Care of his day. ” It would seem that the Doctor’s function is to amuse the patient while Time and Nature cure the disease”.  Sounds like an HMO to me.

Toxic Waste on The Road to Hell

January 8, 2010

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The newest outrage in Washington has to be the coming together of the House and Senate to finish the job of impoverishing and endangering the welfare of America’s Seniors. Cutting the amount of funding from Medicare that is envisioned by those elected to protect our interests is going to do two things for certain.  1. […]

Sending Seniors Down The River Styx

October 23, 2009

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In Greek myth the river Styx ran through Hades. The river, it was said , was so foul that to drink of it brought instant death. It was a crossroads where the world of the living met the dead. To cross the river Styx was usually a one way trip. As I read about the […]