High unemployment is here to stay … so what are you going to do about it?

I had a discussion yesterday with Sandy Maxey on Twitter about the unemployment issue here in the United States. Up till now, I've just had cursory thoughts about it. Everybody seems to have a solution. On one end we have full-scale government job creation intervention. And on the other, some profess in the unabashed free … Continue reading High unemployment is here to stay … so what are you going to do about it?

The government isn’t going to help you … so get over it!

I originally wrote this post two years ago but with recent developments in Congress recently, it is might be even more relevant now than then. This last Thursday, the Republican led voted to cut $40 million out of the food stamp (SNAP) over a period of five years. For literally thirty years, I voted in … Continue reading The government isn’t going to help you … so get over it!

Invest in the future … fund a ChangeMaker!

There 's been a lot of attention recently about the benefits of crowds. Everything is being crowdsourced. A project that wants to get crowdfunded, posts its project or idea on a website dedicated to soliciting small investments. These investments are often as small as ten dollars and seldom larger than a hundred. For your investment, you … Continue reading Invest in the future … fund a ChangeMaker!

Who really cares about $4 gas prices … we don’t!

Contrary to the media overload on the gas price crisis - Americans really don't care about the extra cost. Sure they'll complain. But aside from those who make a living on the road, like truck drivers, it's really no big deal, a few less dollars in the pocket - but really no big deal. If … Continue reading Who really cares about $4 gas prices … we don’t!

Will we ever stop dragging our knuckles?

Update March 1, 2018: I wrote this post seven years ago. It's every bit as applicable today as it was then - maybe more so. That said, the appearance of the #NEVERAGAIN movement gives me hope, especially in young people who I always had faith in. The young organizers of this movement from Parkland, Florida … Continue reading Will we ever stop dragging our knuckles?