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Crisis Economics – A history and what now
“I guess everyone’s a Keynesian in the foxhole.” – Robert Lucas, University of Chicago, 2008 Since its founding the U.S. government has generally adopted a hands-off attitude with private business. During the Gilded Age of the late 1800s the economy was so wild economic historian, John Steel Gordon, labeled it, “Capitalism Red in Tooth and […]
Is Guyana the Kuwait of the Americas?
Voters Speak as Oil Roars Guyana is about to become one of the wealthiest nations no one has noticed. Its election on Monday, March 2, 2020, will partially guide the country into the future but the economic changes will be the main catalyst for change. To Americans over the age of forty-five, this South American […]
Has the left betrayed MLK’s legacy?
Dr. Martin Luther King was a polarizing figure who brought out the best and worst in America. Eventually, the better angels of our nature prevailed and monumental legal progress was made through historic legislation. Socially, we are a far more integrated society than we were in the 1960s. Racism remains across the racial spectrum, but […]
Miami Debate Review: Democrats Aggressively Pursue Failure
“If liberals are so f***ing smart, why do they lose so goddamn always?” – Will McAvoy, The Newsroom The candidates in the Democratic debates demonstrated a genuine desire to lose the Presidential race in 2020. Democrats do not view elections as a contest against Republicans. They view elections as an opportunity to trumpet their moral superiority […]
NBA TRADEAPALOOZA: It’s All Happening
The NBA looks completely different after free agency. Players from the East went west and players from the West went east. The trades and free agency maneuvers created new power alignments all over the league. Bleacher Report said, “this is as wide-open as the NBA felt in years. Perhaps even decades.” AP announced, “There is […]
Florida Launches the Great Moonshot: 50th Anniversary
Editors Note: This is the third part of our special series on Apollo 11 and the Moon Landings that were launched from Cape Canaveral this week. Our article on the adversity faced by the Apollo Program is here The Florida History Podcast presented by The Florida Squeeze discussion on the space program, Apollo 11 and […]
Change is in the air, or is it chaos? The number of players who could change teams this off-season may transform the entire complexion of the league. Before the draft the New Orleans Pelicans moved all-world center, Anthony Davis, to the Los Angles Lakers for a trio of players, not including Kyle Kuzma. The draft […]
Democratic debate: bring the noise
It is time to separate the wheat from the chaff. Democratic activists and voters need to prioritize eliminating non-hackers who do not pack the gear to make it through the long hard slog to become the next President of the United States. The first candidate who should be eliminated is the most obvious – Beto […]
Pat Caddell legacy: Visionary or Traitor?
Pat Caddell attended the private Catholic high school, Bishop Kenny, in Jacksonville. He was known as a statistical whiz who helped get Jimmy Carter elected President and later was a contributor to Fox News. An article in the local newspaper, read, “Long before there was Karl Rove and James Carville, there was Patrick Caddell.” He […]
A Star is Born: Beautiful and Flawed
A “Star is Born” goes to the heart of what is what is killing music. Technology, commercial interests and over-produced songs have crushed an art form that formerly captured human emotion and elevated the soul. If video killed the radio star in the 1980s then reality television stomped out any integrity or creativity that remained. […]