"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
I don't think any side is immune to this problem... it's when a belief in a principle blinds us to the problems it can cause. And without that balance, we live in a world of half truths. We see it all the time
A strong federal government is desirable when states are irresponsible and have weak or conflicting laws BUT states rights are desirable when the federal government makes stupid laws.
Regulations are desirable when business is irresponsible but taken too far they can be onerous if not stupid.
Also recommend you read the comments below the video interview with Bill Moyers and Mike Loftgren. I agree wholeheartedly with many of the comments. Follow the money and follow the power. The international banksters run everything and bankers historically relied on early inteligence so as to make the most profitible trades. They invented the inteligence community along with the military. The banksters are behind the NSA (National Spying Agency) not because they are looking for terrorists, but because they fear the public and want to know what we know.
Jared Bernstein goes through the gory details of why the CBO study on the minimum wage is probably wrong - to put it in my terms.
There are other links of literature reviews of recent research. His opinion is that the recent research in many cases or at least in some cases shows no employment effect on increases in the minimum wage.
by JOHN STAUBER
There is good news in the Boston Globe
Whassapp purchase by Facebook was a topic in This Week [abc]. Bill Kristol opined that the fastest growth segments of the economy, the tech/silicon valley sector are unregulated, therefore the energy sector and manufacturing are not doing as well due to regulation. Deregulate energy, and we would see pennies from heaven.
Noam Chomsky - VIDEO > The Myth Of The Liberal Media The Propaganda Model of News.
WASHINGTON — In July 2010, then-Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker’s then-chief of staff, Thomas Nardelli, sent an email to his deputy, Kelly Rindfleisch, and other unknown recipients that consisted of an email forward recounting the story of a “nightmare,” involving waking up black, gay, Jewish, and disabled. http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/highly-racist-email-forward-found-in-scott-walker-investigat
The 2007 repeal of a Missouri law that required background checks and licenses for all handgun owners appears to be associated with a significant increase in murders there, a new study finds.
While many states around our nation are moving closer to equality, Indiana is pushing towards discrimination. On Monday, lawmakers in Indiana approved a proposed an amendment to that state's constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Thankfully, state lawmakers can't make that hateful law official on their own, and Indiana state legislators will have to vote on it again just to get the measure before voters in 2016.
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