Category economics

Tried to warn you, Tampa

The week of superstorms, culminating in the weekend of anxiety. First there was Hurricane Harvey, bearing down on Houston, Texas like God Almighty was in a smiting mood. Then there was Hurricane Irma, clobbering Cuba and the Virgin Islands and then heading up Florida like a titanoboa ready to wrap around Florida’s peninsula and crush […]

Hope, hopelessness and hopium on global warming

First up, I had a lovely conversation last week with Steven Grumbine, the person who organized last year’s March to Restore Democracy in DC. Steven’s a driving force in the group called Real Progressives, and he talks a lot about economics and deficits and also MMT (Modern Monetary Theory). But that wasn’t what we were talking […]

You say you wanna revolution?

What People quickly understood was that there was no Constitutional mechanism for a do-over. The Founders didn’t think it was necessary to back-stop the Impeachment process with a way of dumping a whole government. Or if they did, it wasn’t expressed in the Constitution. I guess them old white guy slave-owner plutocrats figured if things were in the toilet that badly, we the people would figure out the need for revolt all on our lonesome.

MIA (missing in action)

My volume of blogging has fallen off a cliff in the last two months. A couple of reasons  Several reasons for this– First, I’ve become enamored of the Quora website, where I serve up saucy, special commentary on dumb questions posed by users. It’s easier than coming up with original content here, and (frankly) it’s seen […]

Live-feed from ‘How To Stop the Empire’

This being the first day of the Trump presidency, it seemed as auspicious a time as any to premiere my latest iteration of my one-man play HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB–THE PRESIDENT TRUMP EDITION. I was unable to book a gig today, January 20th, because, well, I have a sort […]

Off the 2016 employment cliff

  This has been a tremendously hard few months for me.  I don’t want to overshare, but unemployment has been at the center of many, many conversations, with family and friends having hit the bricks this year. Friends with ten, fifteen or twenty years of service are being thrown under the bus.The job I’ve had […]

HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE –the Trump era reboot

We are now in the Trump era. Even if the folks attempting to tip over Trump by begging electors to vote against the state totals, we will never be able as a nation to escape what has been wrought on us by this election. And I suspect all attempts to reboot the election will fail. […]