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Square Deals for Occupy Wall Street

Markets are sacred. Its a defining principle of American economics; at least rhetorically. Americans hold fast to the idea that markets are more efficient than command economies. That’s probably true in most instances. The history of the twentieth century seems … Continue reading

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Relevant History – Occupy Wall Street’s the Cause, What’s the Effect?

Be very careful what you wish for. We’ve all heard that phrase told to us as little children, and then later, with more dripping irony, as adults. No matter what the end goal of an action, you have to deal … Continue reading

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Editorial – Is There Really a Crisis at All?

“Look Ma’, ain’t nothing gonna change, everything still remain the same, I can’t do what ten people tell me to do, so I guess I’ll remain the same.” – Ottis Redding, Dock of the Bay Ottis was right. Ain’t nothing … Continue reading

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Relevant History – Progressive Progress Stalls After a Century

We know this is a late post seeing as how we’ve been in presidential campaign season for five years or so now, but this is the most appropriate time. Ninety nine years ago today, Theodore Roosevelt gave a speech, a … Continue reading

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Relevant History – Holly Petreaus Talks About For-Profit Colleges and the Military

Its education week again at NBC so what better time to point out some of the continuing abuses of for profit secondary education. NPR had a story today interviewing Holly Petreaus, wife of the current CIA director and anti-insurgency specialist … Continue reading

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Relevant History on the Electoral College

One could say a lot of different things about GOP plans to change how electoral votes are awarded to presidential contenders in the State of Pennsylvania, but the history remains the history. In a piece printed in the Washington Post’s … Continue reading

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Constitution Day – Why I’m Proud to be an American

Its Constitution Day! Well, yesterday was the observance, but September 17th is the actual date. Today is actually probably more important than July 4 in the pantheon of American holidays because today is America’s holiest day. It is the day … Continue reading

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A Decade After Disaster – American Responses to Pearl Harbor

Out of curiosity, we decided to take a look at how one particular American publication handled the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, and its legacy a decade later. I think the relevance should be obvious. In the December … Continue reading

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Relevant History – Economics and the Great Depression

Ray Medeiros has written an article over at Politicususa arguing that tax cuts for the wealthy don’t lead to job creation. Of course, this is an argument that goes back to the very heart of the Keynes vs. Supply Side … Continue reading

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Bob Woodward’s New Book

I saw a great piece on WOW (a PBS program) the other night interviewing the gentleman that leaked the Pentagon Papers. He was arguing, I believe, that Woodward isn’t all that helpful. Its great that he makes a buck off … Continue reading

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