Suleimani and Sold Souls

In a rather confusing move from the drunken diabetic know as the US Empire, the United States designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist organization. In an interview, Secretary of State Pompeo equated the head of the IRGC to the head of ISIS al-Baghdadi and called him a terrorist. This is a strange move…

Black Anxiety Theater

It has been written that science fiction as a genre reflects our dreams but also our anxieties about current technological trends. Space and aliens gave way to computers and robots run amok. This reflection can be found elsewhere. A trend in films directed at black audiences is the thriller with a white home invader or…

Boomer Real Estate Woes

There are many reasons to complain about the media but one feature often missed is how they pick the worst victims to spotlight. We have all seen this in local coverage where a criminal is shot while breaking into a home and the local news goes to his family for a comment, airing their grievances….

A Day At The Arnold

In winter, one can fall into a seasonal affective disorder funk. If not a full mood, the grey skies can remove the pep in the step of any gym rat. If one were to look for inspiration, one could do no better than attend the Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio. The Arnold Classic is billed…

AOC, Ann Coulter and Alternative Taxes

Making her new girl in DC media tour, AOC showed up on 60 Minutes. The statement she made in the interview that set a conversation going was that she wanted the rich to pay their fair share and income taxes should be raised to 70%. As there is no real party line on the right…

Cloak In Woke – Woke Capital As A Strategy

The gay cries that they are the underdog while all of us scroll past a month’s worth of PRIDE tweets from every corporation on the globe. This is woke capital. The nexus of progressive state religion and big business is out in the open and increasingly obnoxious. Corporations are not the only ones though as…

One Weird Trick To Raise TFR

The thing to remember about demographic forecasts is that they rely on trajectories and estimates to remain constant. There can be no change or else the forecast goes more awry than a climate scientists curve. There are tweaks here and there that can make all the difference. Most people have not looked at the California…

Populist Economist – ‘Fix’ Healthcare

Red pills, blue pills, black pills and white pills. The dissident sphere talks of pills often. Take a pill and you behave a certain way. One pill that is often overlooked is the debt pill. The Zero Hedge crowd pays attention. The folks who know the FED’s decades long zero interest rate policy has locked…

Populist Economist – Saving Social Security

Many of the essays I have written here have been about a Fair Deal. They also focus on government solutions that are outside the dogma and ideological toolboxes of our two parties. Government can be good when it enforces contracts fairly and sets up an environment where individuals and groups can be enabled to perform….

Populist Economist – The UBI Con

There is a policy idea stalking the land of economists and policy wonks on the left. It is the universal basic income (UBI), which is a stipend given to all adult Americans each month. It sounds populist but is not. It is merely a handout that will exacerbate the current system of handouts that we…