Death by Public Relations Bush’s War Against Iraq has killed thousands and was based on lies, but most journalists never questioned it. Why weren’t they doing their job? This book, reviewed briefly here, might explain their colossal failure. by Jules […]
Foreign firms create jobs on American soil Disappearing jobs instill fear, but are jobs the only way to qualify for an income? This 2009 book review is from USA Today, Nov 23. by Jon Rosen Whither the American worker? As […]
Donald L. Barlett & James B. Steele, The Great American Tax Dodge: How Spiraling Fraud and Avoidance are Killing Fairness, Destroying the Income Tax, and Costing You. Boston: Little Brown, 2000 David Cay Johnston, Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to […]
Are We Living in a Corporatocracy? John Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. San Francisco: Berrett Koehler Publishers, 2004. 250 pages. by Bill Batt January, 2005 Conspiracy arguments are always suspect, as they typically have plausibility but no compelling […]
Capitalism and Property … and Moral Values? Hernando DeSoto, The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else. New York: Basic Books, Orig., 2000, Paperback Edition, July, 2003. by Bill Batt December, 2004 After its […]
Can Private Equity Cause the Next Big Credit Crisis? Four of the past eight Treasury Secretaries now lead PE firms. New York Senator Chuck Schumer, the “senator from Wall Street”, raises buckets of money from PE firms. Efforts to modify […]
In thirty-two short chapters, each as much a page-turner as the one before, the book has a wide sweep but uses simple terms. It appeals to moral intuition without casting blame or finding scapegoats. by Bill Batt, May 4, 2011 […]
The few who wield the power to grant loans and issue new currency have accrued so much power as to rise above the law.
Sr. Editor Fred Foldvary shows again how state interference not just fails to reach its goal but actually makes things worse.
133 Notable Environmentalists on Taxing Only Land In Europe, Green Parties have led ten countries to shift taxes from income to byproducts that harm the environment. The growing list includes Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, […]
28 CASE SUMMARIES Usually, a “reform” of taxes fails to live up to its advance billing. Yet there is one reform, albeit little known, that has an unbroken record of customer satisfaction. For whatever accidents of history, some peoples […]
Geniuses often disagree. Yet regarding one of humanity’s thorniest problems – how to share land fairly – some of our best minds have come to a similar conclusion: users pay compensation to those they exclude. They reached this conclusion, reasoning […]
Coin collectors will have a lot less to collect if the prediction of our Sr Editor Fred Foldvary does come to pass.
You want to help victims of violence but how? Our Sr Editor Fred Foldvary offers some sound suggestions.
Sr Editor Fred Foldvary connects crazy crime to sane policies and wholesome villages.