Oct 2020 Newsletter

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The Problem With How We Talk About the US Debt

We have a big problem with the way the media reports on the national debt.  It’s unclear if they don’t understand how federal debt works, if they intentionally write about it in the scariest way possible, or some combination of the two. Let’s start with a passage recently published by NPR: I don’t doubt the …

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Capitalism vs The Robots

“It’s not politicians that can solve problems. They have no technical capabilities. They don’t know how to solve problems. Even if they were sincere they don’t know how to solve problems. It’s the technicians that produce the desalination plants. It’s the technicians that give you electricity, that give you motor vehicles, that heat your house …

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Racism is the real pandemic

How to Combat Racial Inequities Part 1: A Third Reconstruction  

America’s original sin stems from the inherent racism that is sewn into every aspect of our history, politics, economy, and culture. While the structure of racial American capitalism has changed since the founding of our nation, two things have remained the same. The thirst for profits and the exploitation of African-Americans have persisted throughout. From abolitionists to anti-lynching activists to civil rights crusaders …

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