Category Archives: “free market” economics

HOW TO SPOT A PROGRESSIVE IN A POLITICAL AD!

Sept. 25, 2014  By Jack Jodell.    With the next crucial election only about  six weeks away, and with radio and television already starting to fill up with noxious lying political ads, it is vitally important that voters NOT  be … Continue reading

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MY COMPELLING REASONS TO BE A PROGRESSIVE! (Part I)

Sept. 4, 2014  By Jack Jodell.   Some years ago in this blog I outlined a great many reasons why I can NOT, in good conscience, ever be a Republican. That was even before the reactionary, government-hating Tea Party hijacked … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ON BANKERS FROM THOSE WISER THAN I!

June 14, 2014  By Jack Jodell. It really galls me to think of how greedy Wall Street bankers nearly plunged the entire world into another Great Depression in 2008. Even MORE galling, though, is the thought that NONE of these … Continue reading

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TIME TO RESURRECT THE SHERMAN ANTITRUST ACT!

May 22, 2014  By Jack Jodell. I learned this past week, to my utter dismay, that the piggish multinational corporation AT & T had purchased American satellite TV provider DirecTV for $48 BILLION. They did so to protect themselves from … Continue reading

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“TRICKLE DOWN” DOESN’T!

Apr. 2, 2014  By Jack Jodell. Paul Rosenberg recently published an excellent article in AlterNet called “The Sociopathic 1%” which showed how ridiculously flawed current reactionary Republican economic ideas really are. It exposes what this blogger has known all along: that … Continue reading

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DOWN WITH THE TPP!

March 30, 2014  By Jack Jodell. My computer has intermittently been going down – that is why I have been so inactive lately. Before it nosedives again, I thought I would comment briefly on an ominous and developing trade agreement … Continue reading

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TME FOR A RAISE – NOW!

Mar. 18, 2014  By Jack Jodell. Ralph Nader is a great American hero. He first gained prominence in the mid 1960s, when his book Unsafe at Any Speed came out. In it, he exposed the deadly flaws which were existent in the relatively recent … Continue reading

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