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Progressive Sweeping XVII

Today I’m going to start with a little nostalgia and who knows where I will end.

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It Is The Economy; Don’t Cast A Stupid Vote

Things do not look good for the Democrats as we approach the summer of the mid-terms. There is the curse of the party in control of the White House, (lost seats in 17 of the last 19 mid-terms), there is nothing that can be done about that. The other major factor is the perception of the economy. That is largely due to misinformation and ignorance. Economics is boring and I am one of the rare few who actually find it (at least somewhat) interesting. There is nothing I can do about that. The misinformation which forms perspective is another matter and today I want to do my bit to counter it with some straight language you don’t need an economics degree to understand.

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2020 Books Of The Year

Back a few months ago I committed to naming a Book of the Year. Well, the choice wasn’t that simple.  For 2020 tellthetruthonthem.com is naming two Books of the Year: Capital and Ideology by Thomas Piketty along with The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson.  It’s almost as if the books won in separate divisions: the nerd and the regular divisions. Continue reading 2020 Books Of The Year