Learning not to trust each other in America, and not to trust America

Summary: Strong social cohesion distinguishes successful from failed States, and has long been a strength of America. A side effect of the 1%'s successful programs to build a New America on the ruins of the America-that-Once-Was is erosion of our social cohesion. From that, should it continue, we can expect bitter fruit. Today we look … Continue reading Learning not to trust each other in America, and not to trust America

Public employee unions – an anvil chained to the Democratic Party

Summary:  The Democratic Party has received one of the greatest boons possible in the madness of its major opponent. But they have a burden that offsets much of this advantage in their core supporters -- attorneys and public employee unions. The former exract their benefits from society like leeches, disliked but low-profile. The size of … Continue reading Public employee unions – an anvil chained to the Democratic Party

Public employee unions – an anvil chained to the Democratic Party

Summary:  The Democratic Party has received one of the greatest boons possible in the madness of its major opponent. But they have a burden that offsets much of this advantage in their core supporters -- attorneys and public employee unions. The former exract their benefits from society like leeches, disliked but low-profile. The size of … Continue reading Public employee unions – an anvil chained to the Democratic Party

American States on the brink of financial catastrophe

In the third year of the worst recession since the 1930's many States totter on the brink of catastrophe, after generations of imprudent management.  Ahead lie even greater challenges, as employees cash in on their insanely generous pensions.  A few charts tell the tale -- showing America's most profligate states -- from "The State of California … Continue reading American States on the brink of financial catastrophe