Archive for the 'American Competitiveness' Category

Amazon: The Mercantilist In Our Midst

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

OK.  Mercantilist is probably not the right analog, but it does share some elements of what is occurring in the world as shaped by Amazon.  Mercantilism is a State policy and Amazon is not a State…yet.  Mercantilist states seek to accumulate specie through positive policies enabling foreign trade, or at the very least substantial market […]

Asymmetries in Society

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

So I am watching one of my favorite movies on AMC, The Matrix.  For whatever reason the censors have the guys bleeping out the word ‘shit’.  It is rendered by the overlord overdub as ‘shoot’.  This is on a cable channel at like 9:57 PM Central Time on Thursday night.  So we can have gay […]

The Two Main Channels Through Which The Fed Causes Wealth Inequality

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

The Fed likes to do things in a cute way, calling the ways in which they affect things “channels”.  Too cute by half I would say, much like the SCOTUS with its thresholds and tests, but that is a discussion for another day.  It is now indisputable in my opinion that the Fed is one […]

Hillary Already Disqualifies Herself With Email Horror Show

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

The race for President has not even really started and already Hillary has absolutely disqualified herself for High Office.   She already clears the hurdle just by the fact that she elected in her best bad judgment to use a private email server to handle all of her official governmental email correspondence.  Why does that […]

Abuse of Discretion Just Feels So Good

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

The latest judicial farce occurred with the verdicts rendered in the Boston Bombing Case.  We did not have long to wait as the very first count came back in all its ludicrous glory.  Count 1: Conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction.  Guilty. What lunacy, what lack of judgment could have resulted in the […]

Minnesota to Entrepreneurs: Go Away

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

As I was looking to move my family out of fiscally bankrupt Chicago and Illinois two years ago, we took a vote and the result was to move to Minnesota where we have some family.  I did not know it but at the time Mark Dayton, the intellectually bankrupt governor of the state – who […]

Valerie Jarrett

Friday, March 6th, 2015

I just watched an interview with the “President”‘s number one advisor, the shadow President of the country formerly known as The United States of America – before John Roberts finally threw out the document that our ruling elite progressively ignored more and more as an anachronism rather than the document setting out the powers and […]

The Prime Minister, The President and The Bomb

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Today is a strange day in the history of American Democracy.  A foreign leader is going to address Congress a little less than an hour from the time I am writing this to try to head off the Diplomatic efforts of the President of the country formerly known as the United States of America. Backing […]

Separation of Church and State: A Bridge Too Far

Friday, December 12th, 2014

The first amendment to the US Constitution is perhaps the most important doctrinal assertion codified by the founders of the country.  Here is the full text in all its sublime brevity: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of […]

The Thing About Murdering Cops

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

I have watched the video of the police in NYC murdering the large black guy selling cigarettes several times now.  They unnecessarily put him in a smothering choke hold after taking him down to the ground when he had his hands up and planting their boots in his chest and crushing his head into the […]

A Strike Against MLB – Our Viagra Culture

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

It is too bad I cannot watch the Baseball playoffs and I would assume the World Series either with my kids who are school age girls. In between every half inning there is a Viagra commercial and talk of getting it up and keeping it up. To which I can only say WTFF? I mean […]

Ms. Yellen Doth Protest Too Much, Obama for the Rich

Monday, August 4th, 2014

The recent testimony by the Fed Chair in Congress was very troublesome the more I think about it.  Pressed by Jeb Hensarling, the House Financial Services Committe Chair, about weekly meetings with the Treasury Department, she repeated over and over how independent the Fed is and how important that is.  Well, if she is taking […]

Outrageous Audacity of Lew, Others

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

The Left over the last few days have had many stories and talking heads planted on the media talking about the tax inversion mergers announced recently by companies such as my hometown Medtronic as well as others.  Yesterday it was Jared Bernstein and today Treasury Secretary pedestrianaire Jack Lew.  Who Lew?  Exactly.  Bernstein has been […]

The Clueless and Naked Empress Janet Yellen on Display

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Janet Yellen was just surprisingly asked a good question in the House version of the Humphrey Hawkins testimony, which is turning out to be much better than the Senate version, which is usually not the case as House members tend to be woefully ignorant of anything that goes on in the world or how it […]

A Quick Argument In Favor of Term Limits

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

When future historians describe in their research the reasons that the United States of America went the way of the Roman Empire, foremost among them will be one of the only real as opposed to imagined deficiencies in the drafting of the Constitution by the Framers – the absence of term limits right in the […]

The Blind Describing the View to the Blind

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

As the whole shenanigans surrounding CYNK last week is emblematic of how broken our capital markets are in the Age of the Fed, so the semi-annual Humphrey-Hawkins testimony on right now is emblematic of how broken America really is.  Aside from the optics of decline and decay when a Senator who has obviously had a […]

Lying and Cheating are the New Honor Craft Apparently

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Word today that Jay Carney, Obama’s second press secretary, may be taking an unbelievably lucrative job in Silicon Valley, undoubtedly making 7 figures annually.  For those with short memories, Carney is the former Time rag journalist who got up in front of the podium at the White House every day and baldly lied to the […]

Obama and High Crimes and Misdemeanors

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Using the power of the state to threaten, harass and intimidate political opponents is certainly at or near the top of the list of those actions which would qualify as High Crimes and Misdemeanors, sufficient to stand as cause for the impeachment of the Chief Executive under our nearly forgotten US Constitution.  As the IRS […]

The Immoral Fed

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

During the financial implosion of 2008-2009, the Fed was faced with the insolvency of most if not all of the large institutions it exists to service. Recall that the creation of the Fed grew out of the experiences of bank runs in the late 1800s and early 1900s, specifically the Panic of 1907. During that […]

The Vulgar Fed

Monday, February 24th, 2014

I grew up with a lot of rich people.  You could tell what the mothers of these peopple thought by watching how they reacted to different people or actions.  One would never do such things as picking your nose or farting or spitting or swearing.  These were the types of things that coarse and vulgar […]