President Romney will prove an effective President, reshaping America for his key supporters

Summary:  In July 2008 I forecast that McCain would win.  Earlier, in February, I predicted that Obama would be a weak president.  This election we'll double down:  Romney will win, and prove an effective President -- implementing major reforms.  Very effective for the 1% who purchased his election; less so for us. "You campaign in … Continue reading President Romney will prove an effective President, reshaping America for his key supporters

Another example of our nation’s leadership crisis: Tim Geithner’s Ninth Political Life

Summary:  To prosper -- perhaps even to survive -- the 21st century we must have adequate leadership.  In this post by Don Vandergriff, we look at our leaders, both as a class and one in particular.  It's not a pretty picture. My post a couple of months ago about William Deresiewcz’s fantastic article fits here:  "Solitude … Continue reading Another example of our nation’s leadership crisis: Tim Geithner’s Ninth Political Life

We’re ignorant about the world because we rely on our media for information

It's often the little vignettes that show the nature of America's broken observation-orientation-decision-action loop (the OODA loop).  In this case, step one:  seeing events.  The US media presents a sanitized version of reality, to avoid challenging our preconceptions or spoiling their narrative.  Getting America back on track requires fixing this problem. Today we have a telling … Continue reading We’re ignorant about the world because we rely on our media for information

It’s official. TARP is just theft.

These reports about the TARP must be read to be believed.  Since you are reading this on a screen, I have highlighted in red where you would scrawl WTF! on printed material.  This is best read somewhere you can scream without attracting undue attention. "Thievery Under TARP", Robert Scheer, The Nation, 22 April 2009 Initial … Continue reading It’s official. TARP is just theft.

The best way to rob us is to own a bank

Criticism continues to grow about the Geithner Plan (the , which is just a refurbished version of the original Paulson Plan.  The consequences of this plan's failure -- operational or political -- could be severe.  Squandering the momentum of Obama's first 100 days in office could make later and bolder economic plans difficult to sell.  Political … Continue reading The best way to rob us is to own a bank