Category Archives: Economic Fairness

Trustworthy Voices

The eighteenth century gave us lots of things – like Mozart and the steam engine and the guillotine – but it also gave us modern democracies. Monarchies would no longer do. Thanks to Rousseau and others, there was new talk of … Continue reading

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Severe Dislocation

It’s easy to feel a bit disoriented out here on the West Coast, particularly here in Los Angeles. The third Sunday in January was breezy, in the eighties, with that impossibly deep blue sky, and of course you could stand … Continue reading

Posted in Debt Crisis, Economic Fairness, Economic Recovery, Economic Theory, Income Inequality, Joseph Stiglitz, Paul Krugman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Forgetting Ecclesiastes

Things end, and that college graduation, way back in June 1969, seems odd now. There was an elaborate commencement ceremony of course, and someone tangentially famous probably gave a fine and uplifting address to us all – but it’s hard … Continue reading

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Battleground Ohio

Cincinnati is a pretty nice place – here are pages and pages of photographic proof – but nothing much happens there. Mark Twain once said that if the world came to an end he wanted to be in Cincinnati. Everything … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Fairness, Economic Recovery, Mitt Romney, Obama Dangerous, Obama Defends Stimulus, Obama Strikes Back, Obama's Economic Plan, Obama's Speech, Republican Obstructionism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rigged

What do you do at the carnival when you see that the game is rigged and you won’t win that giant teddy bear for your sweetie? You walk away. All the games are rigged. You don’t play them. You just … Continue reading

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