Latest Signs of Transnational Profiteering

By Zachary Alexander on

According to the Financial Times, transnational corporations are using cash on hand to buy commercial paper. Members of the Cost Cutter Wing of the Republican Party like to say that the problem with job growth in America is the crush of entitlements. On the other hand, the Freedom First Mob in Congress likes to say …

Welcome to 2014

By Zachary Alexander on

For a lot of very serious people, 2014 will be about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. While those on the political right might chose to focus on how to extract concessions from President Barack Obama and 99 percent of the rest of the American people. While those on the left will concentrate on …

Don’t Overreact to US Test Scores

By Zachary Alexander on

A lot of very serious people on cable news shows have been talking about the test scores of American school children. Many of the so-called gurus say that the test results show that United States Education system has reached a new crisis point. They point to the worries of executives at transnational corporations to make …

Under Private Investment at Home

By Zachary Alexander on

The so-called gurus on cable news like to talk about the trillions of dollars sitting on the sidelines. They say that the reason for the under investment by private companies is the Obama Administration’s inability to guarantee certainty in the marketplace. Progressive advocates like to conflate under private investment with the unwillingness to pay a …

How big a challenge is Income Inequality?

By Zachary Alexander on

There are a lot of very serious people on the left who are saying that Democrats need to focus on a living wage theme during in the 2014 elections. And Outlook on the Global Agenda 2014 describes the potential impact of income inequality as being very significant. What this means for post-globalists is that they …

It’s about a Living Wage, Stupid

By Zachary Alexander on

During the 1992 Election, James Carville coined the phrase “the economy, stupid” as a way of understanding what the election is about. A lot of very serious people would agree that Mr. Carville’s phrase crystalized the election for many working and middle class Americans. Post-Globalists and anyone who cares about ending America’s long decline would …

Playing Politics is not a Pro-Growth Strategy

By Zachary Alexander on

It is not hard to see the effects of politics on the national conversation given the results of two recent votes in Congress. The Cost Cutter Wing of the Republican Party got it’s wishes when the House voted to reduce funding for food stamps. The Freedom First Wing returned to its Tea Party roots when …

Why the Opposition to a Living Wage

By Zachary Alexander on

Yesterday, members of the United States House of Representatives voted to cut food stamps funding for the poor. While the House only cut 5%, this vote will result in millions of working class Americans losing nutritional help. Given the vote totals, progressives will ask why so many republicans hate the poor. However, a better question …

What’s the penalty for Profiteering?

By Zachary Alexander on

There are those in Congress who are quick to come to the aid of transnational corporations. They are always willing to help them defend their profits against the working and middle class. Many of these very serious people talk in terms of “takers” and “makers.” Cynics may find this activity normal for politicians. However, this …