An Open letter to the White House,

I have received repeated letters asking me to contribute to beat the Republicans/Tea Party/Koch Brothers/Corporate America, all of whom are richer than God and certainly richer than I and everyone I know collectively.  And, I know a few, very comfortable people.  While I am not a fan of pissing into the wind, that is NOT […]

The Answers Are In The Questions.

How do we stimulate the economy?  We do it by actively stimulating the economy.  How do we put people back to work?  That is simple, we put them back to work.  Do we wait for tax cuts to the rich to trickle down into jobs?  We do not have time to wait for a program […]

If I hear that one more time I’ll scream.

A guy I do not often read, at the N Y Times, wrote an op-ed piece, The Unready Republicans, about the lack of a Republican plan, despite their claim of wanting to get the reins back for the last four years.  The fact is that they don’t have anything new to offer.  All they have […]

Can America Have a Quick Recovery from Economic Contraction? -Three Directions for Job Creation

By Guest Blogger Liping Chen, Job creation has been a major problem since the Bush administration.  2009 was marked as a year of spending with unfulfilled economic recovery. President Obama, in his State of the Union address, pledged ‘jobs must be our number-one focus in 2010′, and proposed ‘a new small business tax credit’ and […]

The Future of College Education

Not only are the for-profit predatory colleges a disservice to the public, they are like private pike in a public lake, threatening to cipher off more and more of the public economic coffers so they can place themselves as the “primary provider” of education while the government entities that provide education at what is supposed to be no cost, sink deeper and deeper into decline becoming then the secondary providers. Sound like the health care debate? It is similar and it is already happening — take California. The University of Phoenix has paid $78.5 million to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit in Sacramento federal court after two former employees pressed the case based on violations of recruitment statutes – even when the federal government left it to them to go it alone and failed to help the case