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The First World War and the Costly Burden of Obamanomics

What does World War I have to do with Obamanomics?

There’s no real connection, of course, but it did give me an opportunity to present a good analogy. 1,347 more words

Economics

Wal-Mart discovers that treating employees like serfs doesn't work

Last week, we learned that Wal-Mart was giving the lowest paid of its hourly employees a raise. In a blog post, Wal-Mart Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon said that as of April, the company will pay a minimum of $9 an hour.

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Business

Of Cats and Cashflow: Human sentimentality and the flaw in economic rationalism

Last Christmas, I paid $5000 for a cat.

$5000.

For a cat.

“Cat” here, in case you should be wondering, is not the title of an avant garde piece of sculpture by some breaking new artist, or a colloquial reference to a rare wine or other exclusive gift for a loved one. 1,934 more words

Science

Debunked ~ Destroying The Theory Of Republican Trickle Down Economics

For over 30 years now, the American people have been force fed a steady diet of an economic theory designed by wall street, promoted by greed and adopted by the uneducated and hopeful masses.  831 more words

Politics

Making It Personal

Oscar week here in Hollywood is a pain. Down the street on Hollywood Boulevard they’re assembling the set in front of the Dolby Theater – the red carpet comes next, along with the giant fiberglass Oscars on every corner. 3,579 more words

Life In Hollywood

When Math Attacks

Basic math can be cruel. Long ago, when Ronald Reagan was first running for president, he promised, were he president, an across-the-board reduction in income tax rates and an even larger reduction in capital gains tax rates. 3,455 more words

Income Inequality

Work, Wealth and Inequality (Part 2)

David Cappella continues our examination of economic inequality with a discussion of its complex causes:

A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies…True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar.

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Policy And Politics