Monthly Archives: April 2014

What Would I Do About US Wealth Inequality

Well there is a robust debate about US inequality going on thanks to Thomas Piketty’s fine book “Capital in the 21st Century” that I am reading, and will review in due course. In a recent exchange on line, someone asked … Continue reading

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Conservative Barry Goldwater (1909-1998) on Oligarchy

I think this quote from conservative Republican candidate for President, Barry Goldwater speaks well to our current drift into oligarchy. But that today’s conservatives were so clear sighted: “But to be successful, representative government assumes that elections will be controlled … Continue reading

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Effective Remedies for Thomas Piketty’s Inequality

Now that the US has been officially declared an oligarchy aka rule by the few, and also there is huge interest in Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the 21st Century, we need to start thinking about solutions. I thought this … Continue reading

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Where Does All the Output of Working People Go?

I rather liked the poster below from and thought I should supply some key statistics about the US economy to set it in wider context. The US economy has a GNP of around $16.7 trillion or 16,700,000,000,000 aka $16.7 million, … Continue reading

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Conservative and Republican Presidential Candidate Barry Goldwater Top Ten Conflict Tips

In our series investigating conservative thinkers, I thought conservative Republican Senator and Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater would be another candidate for one of our Top Ten Conflict Tips. This posting is dedicated to my friend Robin who first introduced me … Continue reading

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Rape and Conservatives of a Certain Sort

There has been a steady stream of incredibly awful comments from the conservative wing of the Republican Party on the subject of rape in the last 2-3 years. I feel very strongly about this abominable behavior and thought I would … Continue reading

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