Surrendering to the Worst

When it comes to the art of compromise in the political world today, the measure of success is visible good. If you can see good at the end of the deal, then you can point to it and call it a win.Because, as everyone knows, you "don't let the best (or the perfect) be the enemy of the good."It was the mantra we heard from politicians and pundits … [Read more...]

Bring in the Criminologists

In May of 2009, Simon Johnson wrote in The Quiet Coup:If the IMF’s staff could speak freely about the U.S., it would tell us what it tells all countries in this situation: recovery will fail unless we break the financial oligarchy that is blocking essential reform. And if we are to prevent a true depression, we’re running out of time.We are … [Read more...]

Just Another Dog and Pony Reform Show

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We have all seen this show before.You enter the tent and the first thing you see is a trainer with a group of dogs on one side doing amazing dog tricks. On the other side is a trainer with a group of ponies doing awesome pony tricks. And both trainers are vehemently arguing over which is the better act.Well, regardless of whether you love … [Read more...]

Money and The Great American Bank Robbery

As the many recent townhall meetings have shown, the American people are dealing with a few issues of trust in regards to their government and money. So I thought it might be interesting to take a look at a couple of videos on Money and what it can do -- make the world go around or corrupt like nobodies business should be able to … [Read more...]