Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Will Puerto Rico be saved by Paul Ryan?

I am sure readers here know I am no fan of the GOP as lead by Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan. However, I must...

Facebook Users Not Sharing Personal Information

And Zuckerberg can't use his old tactic of "changing the default sharing preferences then resetting everyone to the default" so they are forced to...

Minimum wage hikes continue eroding our economy

Hope everybody's had their fill of Tweetgate and Enquirergate.  Meanwhile, the left's quest to destroy our country continues apace, highlighted by the latest push...

Tax Havens, and how they work

With the "Panama Papers" having been released to a great amount of media attention, I thought it might be worthwhile to write a post...

Guam: America’s most important territory

This post will focus on Guam, and will likely be the last part in my series on the Caribbean and US territories. I might...

How I became a prepper: Commenter submission

My story for becoming a prepper. I became 100% disabled via a disease and spent over 3 months in an Extended Care Unit/Nursing home...

Obama’s “Sharing The (Our) Wealth”: “Little Pink Houses For You And Me”

From the get-go, President Barack Hussein Obama’s motto has been “Share the Wealth”. Not his, of course, but, ours.This “Quest for Equality”, i.e., lack...

Obama Equates Capitalism and Communism. Tells Argentine Audience to “Just Decide What Works”.

We’re not, we’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain...

Finland continues searching for a third way

Nordic social democracy, sometimes referred to as "the third way," has always been a relative oddity among developed Western nations. Finland, alongside the rest...

Housing Crisis and Recovery – Introduction [Commenter Submission]

The Housing Crisis and Recovery – Introduction It is the middle of winter 2009, 7 pm on a Friday night. A U-Haul van pulls up...

Economic decline and corruption in the Northern Mariana Islands

This is the fourth essay in my series on the Caribbean and the US territories. You can read part one here. I'd recommend looking...

How US minimum wage laws ruined American Samoa’s economy

This is the third part in my series talking about the situation in the US territories and the Caribbean islands, both areas which are...

America’s ignored backyard: The decline of the US Virgin Islands

Before you read this article, it might be helpful to review my piece on the Caribbean debt crisis as background to this topic.The US...

What does Trump mean when he says “China beats us?”

In spite of the title, this post is really only tangentially related to Trump. Last year, Trump challenged the US’ current “free trade” regime...

America’s ignored backyard: The Caribbean debt crisis

PrefaceSome folks in the comments section expressed an interest in having me write more about the USA's island territories that are in the Caribbean...