Jobs and Tax Cuts

  As earnings reports come out, several companies are beating expectations, not only in bottom-line profits but also in sales.  While corporations have had to cut back and trim down in order to pull back on expenditures, many are finally starting to experience some real growth. Why, then, are they …

Cash and Corporations

  My husband was recently speaking with a friend who works for a large venture capital firm.  His friend informed him that while companies have mountains of cash right now, no one wants to invest and he’s never seen anything like it in his industry before.  The uncertainty of the …

Greece, US, and Economic Reality

Among weeks of civil unrest that included at least three deaths, numerous injuries, and widespread property damage, the Greek government has agreed to major economic adjustments in exchange for an IMF rescue.  Among the measures required is the opening up of private markets in crucial areas of the economy, namely health …

Free Press and Freedom

I recently came across some writings of Robert McChesney, co-founder of Free Press.  This was one of the organizations whose lawsuit to allow government intervention in the management of internet networks was struck down last week by the U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia. Free Press calls itself …

Namecalling and Political Dialogue

A disturbing phenomenon seems to be creeping into the national political dialogue with increasing frequency, and in the process undermining intelligent debate.  My personal experience is that more and more liberals, outspoken about their opinions, shut down completely when presented with evidence contrary to what they’ve always believed.  It’s as …