American Idiot

What do you really know about our constitution, government, and politics? Intercollegiate Studies Institute has published the results of a Civic Literacy test given to Americans. The results are pretty alarming though not all that surprising. Less than half can name all three branches of the government. Only 21% know from where the phrase “government [...]

The Bailout: Historical Comparisons

Ever stop and try to put financial figures from the current economic crisis into perspective? Does $700 Billion really mean anything to you? How about $4.6 Trillion, which is what our government has already pledged toward the credit crisis? Well, Barry Ritholtz has taken time to bring these large figures into perspective. Below you’ll find [...]

The Principles of Communism

With all the talk of government bailouts, universal healthcare, and wealth redistribution, along side accusations of socialism and marxism, I thought I’d do a little research into socialism and communism. The following is what I found, and thought I’d share with you. The Principles of Communism by Frederick Engels 1847 – Section 18 – (i) [...]

Elections Mark the Beginning, Not the End

Contrary to popular belief, an election is not the end, it’s the beginning. Most people act as if the election is simply the end of campaign season. After hearing the results, they tune politics out, as if their job is done. They come back 2-4 years later and try to assess what their representatives have [...]

The Ten Cannots

THE TEN CANNOTS -Rev. William J.H. Boetcker (1916) You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help little men by tearing down big men. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor by destroying the [...]

Presidential Debates: What Would You Ask?

The second of three presidential debates was last night.  If you didn’t see it, you didn’t miss anything. So incredibly boring.  The candidates gave their same ‘ol spill on the same ‘ol issues. We’ve heard it before. It’s not really the candidates fault tho, it was the format.  The selected questions weren’t very interesting, and [...]