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…

Gentrification’s Hollow Victory

Have you driven through a gentrified neighborhood? It is marvelous is it not? The streets are clear of needles. The porches are clear and clean. The old homes are restored. Brick warehouses or storefronts have been sand-blasted, looking like they did in 1910. You can walk streets at dusk with a friend without a care…

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…

Cuckservative: Three Years Later

Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. –Timothy 5:8

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…

Populist Economist – A Student Debt for Mortgages Swap

In this series, the policies have been focused on federal moves, but this is one that could be enacted by states or even large counties. It involves a debt swap and focuses on a critical issue for Millenials: housing. Goals: Improve our cities by making geographically valuable real estate usable once again. Remove an asset…

Populist Economics – Student Debt Reform

Bouncing around the town square of public discourse is the issue of student debt. Students are loaded with debt to pay for a university education that will educate them for competing in the global economic marketplace and get them a good job. This debt is not dischargeable in bankruptcy. It must be paid off, and…