Tag Archives: Voodoo Economics

The Cabinet of Curiosities

It was a different time, long ago – before everyone’s life was supposed to be laser-focused on this goal or that. It was September 1965 and it was off to college, with no particular major in mind, yet. The family … Continue reading

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Taking the Argument Too Far

Michele Bachmann was a rising star in the Republican Party once, a long time ago – that year when the Republicans were deciding which of them had the best chance of making Obama a one-term president – the year of … Continue reading

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Making It Personal

Oscar week here in Hollywood is a pain. Down the street on Hollywood Boulevard they’re assembling the set in front of the Dolby Theater – the red carpet comes next, along with the giant fiberglass Oscars on every corner. They’re … Continue reading

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When Math Attacks

Basic math can be cruel. Long ago, when Ronald Reagan was first running for president, he promised, were he president, an across-the-board reduction in income tax rates and an even larger reduction in capital gains tax rates. That would goose … Continue reading

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Voodoo Time Again

Conservatives have it wrong about Hollywood. Of course Tinsel Town is tacky – sudden unimaginable wealth always causes that – but Hollywood is not subverting America with all its tales of sex and violence, or with its scorn of traditional … Continue reading

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In Love with the Counterintuitive

There are a lot of absurdly rich people out here in Hollywood – there are far too many rare brand-new Ferraris and big-as-house Bentleys in the streets, and in Beverly Hills there are a lot of sixty-million-dollar homes lined up … Continue reading

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Desperate Voodoo

Ah, another day, another data dump – the Congressional Budget Office released a new report on income inequality – and it shows, to no one’s surprise, that the rich are getting richer and the rest of us are just drifting … Continue reading

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