1 of 71234567

Tag Archives: GOP

The only way back to an honest economy: A new gold standard

Gold is honest money. Gold has been valued throughout the millennia at roughly the same real amount. The old example is that the cost of a nice tunic and a good pair of sandals in Jesus’ time was roughly an ounce of gold. In 1900 the cost of a nice suit and a good pair of shoes was roughly an ounce of gold. Now, today, at $1300/ounce this example still holds. The real value of gold has of course varied a little over time. A little bit up, and a little bit down, but generally gold is a steady Eddie when valued in real goods (not dollars).

Read More

Tea Party Gets Shut Out of the House GOP’s Leadership (The Civil War Continues)

Leadership in the GOP is fighting the takeover trench by trench. That’s fine. I think most people who care about changing the GOP and about attacking crony capitalism understand that this is going to be a long slog. Boehner isn’t going to suddenly see the light. The GOP isn’t going to turn its back on special deals for the connected with Mitch McConnell at the helm of the Senate. It just won’t happen. There are many more battles ahead.

Read More

Why are Dems so concerned about simple voter ID laws?

Look, if one is going to engage in the “democratic process” – and believe it or not I think there is a great case for not voting which I won’t go into – why is it such a big deal to furnish an ID when it comes time to vote for our elected representatives? The Democrats (and as we often say the GOP has plenty of problems of its own) are freaking out all over the country over the issue of voter IDs, which just seem to be common sense to me.

Read More

Pro-Business or Pro-Market: The GOP can’t have it both ways anymore

We’ve said it many times here, and many others have said it before us in other places. Free markets are not typically the friend of big corporations with lots of market share, money, and friends in government. These companies are already fat and happy. Free markets and free prices allow new challengers to enter the marketplace. This brings prices down and quality up. Not what the fat firms want.

Read More

1 of 71234567