When Nixon & Moynihan Almost Revolutionized Welfare

Everything does feel broken. Worse than that, everything feels broken but it feels that those in power like it that way and do not wish to fix it. The schemes for gain are in their favor, and solutions always pay off a donor. Threading “winner take all” economics with corrupt crony politics, we have big…

The Social Collapse of Complex Societies

Submitted by CC Conservative thinkers tend to blame individualism for selfish behavior because they overestimate the power of ideas and neglect the material makeup of the social environment. They lament the loss of communal values but show little concern for the loss of physical communities. While an undermined ethical foundation rouses the wrath of a…

Black Monday and the Betrayal of the American Worker

Submitted by Jackson Andrews, @liftoffstocks Over the last 50 years, the United States has gone through a dramatic change, both demographically and economically. Every society experiences some degree of change, but the economic realignment that the United States has endured is unlike anything any society in history had ever inflicted on itself.  Today there is…

Hijacking Outrage at Globalism

The recent covid outbreak has shown the just in time globalist order to be a rickety system built on everything being just perfect. Often missed in modern history analysis is how the post-war world avoided major plagues, major natural disasters and other problems that all prior generations dealt with. The globalist model of copying Nike’s…

Trumpbux + Friday Reads

The Trumpbux dropped this week. Everyone got some money in their account. This was the small amount of cash they shot out to everyone to tide them over and to pacify them as the massive bailout procedures were set up by Congress. This will be an interesting experiment. There is the chance though that more…

The Job Loss Apocalypse

An annoying feature to punditry and reactions across the public discourse is the shock and confusion as to why there are so many job losses and unemployed. How could this be they exclaim. They never mention that when you close all restaurants and bars, shut down all non-essential business and bar public gatherings of over…

Stick To Policy, Avoid The China Cape + Friday Reads 4/3/20

They are tying to distract you with China. China is at fault here. No denying this. China also is not responsible for the policies of the American elite that allowed America to be susceptible to a random virus halfway around the world. The neocons want to make people angry enough at China that they stop…

The Grand Bargain

The corona crisis offers America a unique opportunity to reform, remold or destroy old ways. That is the pitch from optimistic observers. There is a debate of the American situation is which is closer: late Imperial Rome or late Republican Rome? As the elected officials use this opportunity as a means to more looting, funding…

Weeks + Decades and Friday Reads 3/20/20

“There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen,” Lenin. This was a week where America found out that many of those rules of modern life are useless and fake. No more state restrictions on practicing medicine across state lines. No evictions for a couple months. Broadband is not being capped by AT&T. Yangbux can…

The Obsession With Work

Andrew Yang is the last minority standing in the DNC field. His success is a mix of his reddit appeal, his genuine charm and UBI. The UBI idea is one to watch as this will gain traction with each election cycle. It is a cope for our economic issues not a solution to root problems….