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The Bonus Army

If more people knew more about the history of the Great Depression, I think fewer people would vote Republican. One incident that deserves telling is the story of the Bonus Expeditionary Force (BEF), which was better known as the Bonus Army,

Idealized Capitalism vs Democracy and Market Realities

I just listened to Thom talking with a glassy eyed "conservative" whose name I missed.

Securitites, Securties, & Securites

The Federal Reserve monitors certain Securities Brokers who call themselves "Securitites, Securties, & Securites" companies. I hope Sen. Ron Paul will get to explain why a certain clique of Federal Reserve monitorees habitually misspells and re-spells and even again misspells their entities entered into the Federal Reserve monitoring data.

Free to make a choice?…

not if you're dead.

Thom, in arguing with seton motley (?) you missed the key rebuttal to his libertarian statement against federal food safety… you aren't 'free' to choose better (next time) if you die (this time) from e. coli. I mean they found pathogens in freakin' spinach and peanut butter…

What if his child died from eating an e. coli laden hamburger? Would he be so cavalier and snarky then? I doubt it.

Fed Reserve Misspells Israel

This is data direct from the Federal Reserve database as maintained by NIC:

ISREAL INDUSTRAL INSURANCE AGENCY LTD (1518641)
1914-11-16 ISREAL INDUSTRAL INSURANCE AGENCY LTD located at TEL AVIV, 0, ISRAEL was established as a Foreign Entity Other.
1978-12-29 Institution is closed.

FIRST ISREAL MEZZANINE INVESTORS LTD THE (2934976)
1996-08-31 FIRST ISREAL MEZZANINE INVESTORS LTD THE located at 31 YAVNE STREET, TEL-AVIV, 0, ISRAEL was established as a Foreign Entity Other.

Deregulation is

Deregulation is a means to an end, by deregulating at the federal level you create vulnerabilities at the state level. The states have trusted the federal government to monitor certain sectors of the economy. When federal deregulation occurs there are huge gaping holes in the checks and balances of state government. The everyday taxpayer should not have to worry about these things and do not, in itself deregulation of the federal government can be used as a tool to manipulate markets at the state level.

Deregulation is Socialization of Businesses overhead Expenses

Come on folks!

This is an easy one, don't let 'em get away with it,....why were the regulations enacted in the first place if it wasn't to protect the public.

Deregulation won't create jobs or cure the fundamental underlying problems with the economy - Deregulation means Wealth Concentration

Businesses are not philanthropic entities, they are not going to act as pass through entities for the surplus profit created by deregulation

Wall Street launches attack on Pension Funds of Struggling State's Employees

Assisted by Republican Governors teachers, fire fighters, revenue workers, natural resource staff, etc. ALL of them are finding that if their own governors don't "borrow" (steal) from their pension fund to save their state's budget, that Wall Street is plying the money free with campaign donations to local Republicans.

Teachers and their pensions

Hi Thom and fellow bloggers,

I am an avid listener, of your radio show, well, actually, I am only able to listen by podcast, so I am always a day behind .

However, I am listening to your show for 02/09/2011, and you were speaking about teachers and their pensions, and all of the republicorps that have called in to voice their opinions on how teachers pensions are going to "bankrupt us all".

Don't Fall for It: Deregulation means Wealth Concentration

Deregulation means Wealth Concentration

Businesses are not philanthropic entities, they are not going to act as pass through entities for the surplus profit created by deregulation

at best you'll increase the number of working poor and probably, at the same time with all the deregulation, make their living and working conditions worse

CONCENTRATION OF WEALTH IS CAUSING A FAILURE IN AGGREGATE DEMAND

Cap N Trade feeds Wall Street, a Carbon Tax would raise over $210 billion in the first year alone

Cap N Trade feeds Wall Street, a Carbon Tax would raise over $210 billion in the first year alone and this money could be used to fund social programs. This is based on a tax of just a $35.00 per metric ton of carbon dioxide. Raising the tax to $115.00 per metric ton would yield about $600 billion per year.

Source: "Aftershock" a book by Robert Reich, Ex-President Clinton's one time Economic Advisor

HippieLeaks Secret Whitehouse Basement tape

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Trading induced inflation in food prices almost exclusively to the benefit of Goldman Sachs

It is the summer of 2008:

The Florida Governor's Supercut

Tallahassee, Florida Florida's new Governor Rick Scott has added Education to the list of things which should become even worse in Florida. The 3.3 billion dollar slash in funds was called "draconian," for want of a professionally acceptable nastier word, by Dade and Broward County School Board Officials, who say the result will lay-off thousands of teachers. The Schoolboard appears as though they will not be taking this laying down.

Collapse of Capitalism, Part III: Sustainability

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End. Fracking. Now!

California is already dealing with the worst drought in that state's history. So, the last thing residents needed was to learn that some of their dwindling water supply has been contaminated.