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Capitalism Enables Sexual Harassment

Let me take you on a little thought experiment, courtesy of Prof. Richard D. Wolff, lately of his weekly podcast, “Economic Update.” Dr. Wolff has opened my eyes on many things about economics and always makes relevant to me “the

Posted in Rant

Giving Up the Ghost. Thankfully.

I had a birthday recently and, as is my custom, I use the occasion—which, this year, fell on Thanksgiving (as it did in 2006, 2000, 1995, 1989, 1977, 1972, 1967 and 1961)—to reflect on what I have to be thankful

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On the Nose

Can a simple sign be unwittingly offensive? Can it be (unwittingly) racist to advise people about proper hygiene? I ask because it never occurred to me until my wife pointed it out. And now, like that song that keeps running

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Raise the Estate Tax. Please.

The tax on property—cash, real estate, stock, or other assets transferred from deceased persons to their heirs—should be raised. A lot. Mr. Trump is about to propose tax relief… for himself and other rich people. Including the elimination of the

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Dear Democrats—What’s Your Plan?

I recently received a campaign e-mail from the office of Democratic Senator Christopher van Hollen Jr. (D-MD). He asked for a donation. I asked for answers. ——— Dear Senator van Hollen, Yes, I voted for you. Maybe I’m old enough

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After-Bern

The Liberal/Progressive Trashing of Bernie Sanders, Traitor I get it, Progressives. You’re butt-hurt that Bernie Sanders threw his support to Hillary Clinton after he failed to win the Democratic nomination to oppose Donald Trump in the 2016 election. I’m disappointed,

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Remembering Vincent Chin

By Ronald Bruce Meyer Over the last weekend in June, my wife and I traveled through Michigan to Canada on a mini-vacation. My wife, as some of you may know, was born in China and is a US citizen. She

Posted in Economics, Reflections, Uncategorized
John Mill