Economist Tim Madden: The PIIGS Brief: understanding how oligarchs rig, then loot our economies. 4 of 4

source. Tim Madden is an economist with expertise on credit and banking. Tim and I are colleagues in lobbying government for public banking, with concentration in the US for state-owned banks (and here). The good news is that structural solutions to our economic controlled demolition are obvious and simple; and explained beautifully by many of […]

The Folly of a Balanced Budget

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”  It was a plain, no-nonsense bumper sticker, but it says it all.  And, today we discover the cost of ignorance.  There are states that are demanding a “balanced budget amendment” for the federal government.  I understand their frustration.  Largely, however, the problem isn’t how much we are […]

The nuclear bomb coming with your electric bill

Aletho News | February 25, 2010 Obama’s provision of $54 billion in loan guarantees to the nuclear industry will cost Americans much more than the probable 50% default rate that the Congressional Budget Office anticipates. While the federal government will guarantee the profits of investors, rate payers will suffer the inevitable rate hikes. Higher electric […]

Setting the Record Straight and Does Anybody Care?

People keep sending me emails about how global warming isn’t or about “my Obama,” like McCain was an option and Obama was my savior.  Hooray for New Jersey for passing a medical marijuana law.  Boo to Big Pharma for raising the price of popular drugs by hundreds percent.  Dogs don’t talk and other foolish things […]

Sarah Palin: Feminist Hero

She was posing for the cover of Runner’s World magazine. It never occurred to Sarah Palin, when she leaned on a disheveled American flag and held up two Blackberries to the camera, that her legs peeking out from those running shorts would end up on the cover of Newsweek. On her Facebook page, Sarah Palin […]