The number of Americans who renounced their citizenship in the second quarter of 2013 increased sixfold over the same period in 2012. No matter where you make money, the US wants some of it.
Someone has invented a way to keep insiders from winning favors that enrich themselves and impoverish others. How? End subsidies. Don’t let politicians spend our money. Let’s spend it ourselves. Pay ourselves a Citizens Dividend from recovered “rents”. Sort of like Alaska and Singapore do. Charge full value for privileges then disburse the raised revenue. Then techno-progress will benefit everyone.
A wannabe reformer and buddy of Clinton made a popular movie about the problem but lacking the basic solution. Our brains turn to the easy, not necessarily the effective. Funny.
Shifting the burden of a major bank collapse from the blameless taxpayer to the blameless depositor is another case of robbing Peter to pay Paul, while the real perpetrators carry on with their risky, speculative banking schemes, notes Ellen Brown.
However beneficial a creed may be, can it excuse abuses by the ruling elite?
Nice guy and Sr Editor Fred Foldvary shows how nice guys make things worse and how bad guys masquerade as good.
Reformers in the Arab world or in any world would stand to benefit hugely by heeding the advice of Sr Editor Fred Foldvary. (9 Aug ’13)
The tried-n-true is a hard habit for humans to break, notes Dr Fred Foldvary, so we don’t get around to trying what works.
Car dealerships make it illegal for you to save money by buying a new car directly from the manufacturer, such as Tesla, notes Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor.
Africans get electrified which has a known upside but it takes our Sr Editor Fred Foldvary to point out the downside.
The planned pace of cuts in spending is painful, unnecessary, and unachievable. All political parties need to talk about real reform — a tax shift off our efforts, onto our common wealth.
Sr Editor Fred Foldvary rewrites a familiar carol to put our wished-for gifts to our communities in tune with what works.
How close to the brink are some fish? How tantalizing available is a viable solution? by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor, 15 October 2012 Sardines are delicious and healthy to eat, but much of the consumption of these fish is […]