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Posted by funksands On Jan - 9 - 2017 54 COMMENTS
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Anonymous staffers have leaked the blueprints of this plan, called “The Extremely Repealed Amazing Replacement for the Freedom-Crushing Obamacare that Everyone Hates”.

Posted by funksands On Jan - 3 - 2017 29 COMMENTS
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For liberals, moderates and some conservatives, the next two years are going to be difficult to stomach politically. How should we deal with this new landscape?

Posted by funksands On Mar - 1 - 2016 22 COMMENTS
Hillary 2016????

There is substantive case to be made against the nomination of Hillary Clinton and an equally substantive case for her general election candidacy.

Posted by funksands On Jun - 28 - 2015 23 COMMENTS
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This past Friday, the United States outdid itself. Reactions varied as Justice Kennedy delivered the finishing touches to the end of civilization.

Posted by funksands On Oct - 6 - 2014 27 COMMENTS
Can you smell what the economy is cooking??

Essentially the economy has been left alone to heal itself for almost 4 years.  It is a testament to the American spirit and work ethic that we’ve managed to heal ourselves to the extent we have.

Posted by funksands On Jun - 12 - 2014 23 COMMENTS
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This is a continuation of my ongoing series of articles that deal with Modern Monetary Theory Today we are going to boil down parts 1-4 into a super-easy to understand “elevator pitch” for MMT.  You may know what an elevator pitch/speech is, but for those that don’t here is how […]

Posted by funksands On May - 27 - 2014 9 COMMENTS
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Leading MMT thinkers and authors insist often and loudly that they are simply trying to describe how money and thereby the economy, government and the private sector work. Whether a capitalist, socialist, communist, or any other -ist, everyone should want to know how the system they exist in operates.

Posted by funksands On Feb - 16 - 2014 6 COMMENTS
Buckets and more Buckets

This continues and concludes the series by JD Alt. “Diagrams and Dollars, Modern Money Illustrated”. Please refer to part 1b prior to reading this particular post. (Funk)

Posted by funksands On Feb - 7 - 2014 10 COMMENTS
MMT gets simpler

It occurred to me after I published MMT Part 1 that perhaps it wasn’t the best introduction to MMT. I condensed a lot of information into a relatively short post. Shortly before publishing the post I ran across a video illustrating how modern money works and attached it to the end of the post.

Posted by funksands On Feb - 3 - 2014 16 COMMENTS
Last chance....

If you don’t know me, I’m a bit of a student of economics, though “Student” may be stretching it. What I am intensely interested in is the overarching “whole” of how things work together to form the civilization that surrounds us.

Posted by funksands On Oct - 10 - 2013 25 COMMENTS
Over in the blink of an eye.  Do you have the courage?

You know, six years ago we went through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Millions of jobs were lost. The auto industry was on the brink of collapse. The financial system had frozen up. And because of the resilience and the determination of the American people, we’ve begun to fight our way back.

Posted by funksands On May - 28 - 2013 24 COMMENTS
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The average annual COLA on SS has been around 2.8% over the 50 years or so. Looking back those same 50 years, the use of Chained CPI-U would have resulted in an average of a 2.55% annual COLA increase. Overall, the use of Chained CPI-U hardly seems radical.

Posted by funksands On May - 12 - 2013 9 COMMENTS
Arizona

Last night I had a dream of a beautiful dusk landscape, I dreamt I was as light as the ether, a floating spirit visiting things to come. The shades and shadows of my life wrestled their way into my slumber… I dreamt that Dick and George decided to turn themselves […]

Categories: Humor, News & Politics
Posted by funksands On Nov - 5 - 2012 46 COMMENTS
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Something interesting happened in 2007.  A little-known US Senator from Illinois cast his hat into the ring on a frosty day in Springfield,IL.  I watched that speech that day, and while I was moved by his words and passion, my own cynicism led me to mutter “good luck buddy” when he was finished, the deck was so stacked against him.

Posted by funksands On Mar - 16 - 2012 27 COMMENTS
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It is illegal to ask party affiliation in Washington, so as long as you are willing to sign a sheet that states that you consider yourself a Republican and that you won’t vote in another caucus, all voters are welcome. With Obama safely installed as the incumbent, I figured I may not get another opportunity like this for another 8 years.

Posted by funksands On Nov - 15 - 2011 20 COMMENTS
General-David-McKiernan

Robert Gates has served 9 different Presidents over the last 45 years.  Join us as we look back on that service and look forward on the challenges that face our nation.   Dr. Gates, thanks so much for joining me this evening.  I really appreciate your time. Gates:  No problem […]

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