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John
Interests: Website: <a href="http://www.socialchoiceandbeyond.com">Social Choice and Beyond,</a> Jazz, Art, Travel, Societal Architecture, Information Theory, my Grandchildren
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A mobile billboard criticizing Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) is seen in Washington, D.C. on August 7, 2022. (Photo: Patriotic Millionaires) "Remember the days when taking half a million bucks from an industry, and then passing legislation that only benefits that... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at California Free Press
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by Robert Reich August 8, 2022 ZILCH The original justification for elite higher education in the United States was to train the future leaders of American democracy. As Charles W. Eliot, who became president of Harvard in 1869, noted, Harvard... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at California Free Press
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The Way to Cure Inflation: More Immigrant Workers by John Lawrence There is a supply shortage which means that there is not enough supply to meet consumer demand. At the same time there is a worker shortage. The worker shortage... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at California Free Press
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Never Has a President Accomplished So Much While Getting So Little Appreciation by John Lawrence President Joe Biden will go down in history as having accomplished more than any President except perhaps Franklin D Roosevelt. For starters, the $1.9 trillion... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at California Free Press
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We Need a Department of Peace to Balance and Offset our War Department by John Lawrence Let's face it. the Department of Defense is a euphemism. It was called the Department of War until 1949. So let's call it what... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2022 at California Free Press
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Will Higher Interest Rates Bring Down Inflation? by John Lawrence As has been pointed out by others, they will not bring down the cost of things in limited supply like gas and items in short supply due to supply chain... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2022 at California Free Press
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Posted on July 28, 2022 by Ellen Brown on Web of Debt blog Rather than making money harder to get, the U.S. government needs to focus on the other side of the demand vs. supply equation. In prescribing cures for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2022 at California Free Press
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Why the Fed's Raising Interest Rates Won't Work by John Lawrence Inflation is a supply and demand problem. The Fed only sees it as a demand problem: there is too much demand. Therefore, it seeks to reduce the public's ability... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2022 at California Free Press
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"A Yearlong Wild Goose Chase That Produced Nothing as the Earth Warms to Dangerous Levels" by John Lawrence That's how the New York Times characterized the Biden administration's courting of West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. He and Arizona Senator Kyrsten... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2022 at California Free Press
For the last two years, Joe Biden has been talking about raising taxes on large corporations and wealthy Americans. It's not happening. Stephanie Kelton Nearly a decade ago, tech entrepreneur Nick Hanauer warned his fellow billionaires that “the pitchforks are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2022 at California Free Press
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The Problem With Climate and Gun Disasters: They're One Offs by John Lawrence Instead of attributing a climate disaster to global warming, victims will say, "I've never seen anything like this, and I've lived here all my life. Gun disaster... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2022 at California Free Press
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Is Biden too old? by Robert Reich At 79, Joe Biden is the oldest president in American history. Concerns about his age top the list for why Democratic voters want the party to find an alternative for 2024. I don’t... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2022 at California Free Press
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Posted on June 9, 2022 by Ellen Brown from Web of Debt While the global food systems we depend on come under increasing strain, there’s a solution to the growing crisis that most Americans can find in their own backyards–or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2022 at California Free Press
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Guns: The Last Vestige of Male Dominance by John Lawrence When females run the world, hopefully soon, assault rifles will be off the streets in a New York minute. Toxic masculinity has been responsible for war and conflict resolution by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2022 at California Free Press
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What the Future Holds: Even More Mass Shootings by John Lawrence The US is the only nation that has embedded the seeds of its own destruction in its Constitution. What we can expect is an accelerating rate of mass shootings... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2022 at California Free Press
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Dear friends, Today I am grateful. For everything. For it all. For being human, having a physical experience. For the good, the bad and the ugly. For the beautiful, the graceful and the sublime. I have had it all. Haven’t... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2022 at California Free Press
Stephanie Kelton 2 hr ago Happy 4th of July to everyone with $291,000 in gross annual wage income! Today is the last day you will contribute to Social Security. For you, Independence Day begins tomorrow, when your take-home pay will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2022 at California Free Press
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Manchin and Sinema Should Be Kicked Out of the Democratic Party by John Lawrence They have blocked Biden's agenda every step of the way. Biden and his team have spent countless hours "negotiating" with them to no avail. They have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2022 at California Free Press
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Sea Levels to Rise by 200 Feet if Poles Melt by John Lawrence Based on 410 ppm which is the concentration of carbon dioxide right now in the atmosphere, the ice on the poles will go completely away albeit at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2022 at California Free Press
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Biden Could Solve the Gas Crisis Today by Taking Sanctions Off Russian Oil by John Lawrence Sanctions on Russian oil have been an abysmal failure. Russian oil profits are up 50% from last year! Just as American and British oil... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2022 at California Free Press
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Republicans Should Split into Two Parties by John Lawrence It's obvious there is a severe split in the Republican party between those loyal to Trump and those who are loyal to the Constitution. Honorable and principled Republicans like Liz Cheney,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2022 at California Free Press
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Did Biden Shoot Himself in the Foot by Putting the Kibosh on Russian Oil? by John Lawrence If Putin wanted to ruin the US economy, he couldn't have done it more successfully than if he himself had refused deliveries of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2022 at California Free Press
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Bush V Gore Set Precedent for Trump v Biden by John Lawrence Remember when George W Bush took over the Presidency because the Supreme Court sided with him in his lawsuit to get the vote counting stopped? If it had... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2022 at California Free Press
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If Huge Numbers of People Believe Something, Does It Make It True? by John Lawrence Huge numbers of people believe Trump won the election. By all objective measures, it's a false belief. Huge numbers also believe some particular religious doctrine.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2022 at California Free Press