Capitalism destoyed the American family

I run into many people who live apart from their family and where they grew up.  Lot’s of people face the challenges of caring for their aging parents while living in another place.  Young parents don’t have family nearby to help them with childrearing.  I remember when I was young that my Aunts and Uncles … Read more

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Tipping should be banned. Here’s why.

I’ve noticed that there is a growing debate taking place in the USA about tipping.  Should tipping be banned? Tipping is is the most perverted byproduct of capitalism.  Yes, that’s right capitalism.  Why is it perverted?  The restaurant industry, for example, has created a public mandate that when you go to a restaurant you have … Read more

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Debating US-China Policy

To read about the presidential candidates bashing Beijing at a Toledo, Ohio town hall meeting is political theater at it’s best.  US policies with China are exactly where the US Chamber of Commerce wants them to be. Free trade with China benefits US companies doing business there and as long as that benefit exists, nothing … Read more

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Our Financial System is Broken

How much more evidence do we need, to say that our financial system is broken.  Case in point – the recent Facebook IPO.  Here’s another example of how Wall Street and the major financial institutions took advantage of the average citizen with a ridiculously over-valued offering price for Facebook.  It started out at $38 per … Read more

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Proposed Occupy Wall Street Manifesto

The “Occupy Wall Street” movement is being criticized in the public media for not having a unified manifesto.  Here’s a proposal: 1. We want legislation enacted that would reinstate the provisions of the Glass-Steagall Act (The Banking Act of 1933) separating the activities of commercial banks, investment banks, bank holding companies, and insurance companies. 2. … Read more

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A multi-party political system represents the people

How much longer should the U.S.A. struggle with the two party system, i.e. Democrat or Republican? I hope that people will look beyond their borders and take a look at what’s happening in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.  The multi-party political systems in these countries sometimes make it necessary to form a coalition government. … Read more

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I expect our leaders to lead

I want my elected representatives to lead, to represent the people, to be statesmen and not politicians. I want our elected officials to build peaceful alliances with other countries.  I don’t want them to build relationships with other nations to serve the needs of special interest groups or the capitalistic desires of corporations.  Let the … Read more

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