I grew up in Western New York and didn’t leave it until 1999. I have a pretty good feel for the people. I remember its glory days where you could come out of high school, get a job at an auto factory or steel mill and have a middle class life that culminated in a pretty decent retirement. Those days and the jobs they brought have been gone for some time now. My father actually thought I was crazy to go to college; he felt I should have gone to work at one of the two Chevy plants. Continue reading Buyers’ Remorse Coming -Part I
A few days ago I finished reading Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 novel It Can’t Happen Here. I have a policy against putting works of fiction on the Recommended Reading list or it would be a candidate. Most of my reading is non-fiction and most of that nerdy. Once in a while I need a break and indulge myself with a novel. It Can’t Happen Here is enjoying a resurgence because it looks eerily similar to the 2016 presidential campaign. Come along for a nickel tour. Continue reading Fictional Fright
I plan on doing a spoof article with Donald Trump naming some of his Cabinet Secretaries somewhere in the near future; that is if he doesn’t beat me to the punch in a desperation move to save his rapidly sinking campaign by actually naming some. While it will be a satirical article it will frighten many readers because like most good fiction it will be substantially believable. Perhaps the most frightening thing about Trump is that most of the experienced and knowledgeable Republicans want nothing to do with him. Instead of the same old proven losers we will get even less qualified people under Trump. That is both scary and unbelievable! With all that in mind let’s take a look at the economic advisory team that Trump announced last Friday. Continue reading This Is A Presidential Level Economics Team?
During this campaign Republicans will give much lip service equating electing Hillary Clinton to giving Barack Obama a third term. Their money boys actually don’t think a third Obama term is such a bad idea. I’ll explain that and its impact on the 2016 elections. Continue reading A Third Obama Term
To me one of the most important dates in American history is December 7th. This year we commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor which precipitated America’s entry into World War II. When thinking of what I could write that was fitting I decided that it would be a perfect time to enshrine our 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, into the Progressive Hall of Fame. Although he did not live to see the Allies final victory in the War, he inspired a nation through it as well as the Great Depression. Either one of those achievements would have been sufficient cause for induction; couple the two and it is very easy to forgive his human frailties and have him take his rightful place in the Hall. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Franklin Delano Roosevelt