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Capitalism destoyed the American family

I run into many people who live apart from their family and where they grew up.  Lot’s of people face the challenges of caring for their aging parents while living in another place.  Young parents don’t have family nearby to … Continue reading

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Tipping should be banned. Here’s why.

I’ve noticed that there is a growing debate taking place in the USA about tipping.  Should tipping be banned? Tipping is is the most perverted byproduct of capitalism.  Yes, that’s right capitalism.  Why is it perverted?  The restaurant industry, for … Continue reading

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Debating US-China Policy

To read about the presidential candidates bashing Beijing at a Toledo, Ohio town hall meeting is political theater at it’s best.  US policies with China are exactly where the US Chamber of Commerce wants them to be. Free trade with … Continue reading

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The Government doesn’t control the Financial Sector

I few years ago a friend of mine who lives and works in Italy told me, “the Italian government does not control Naples.”  That was hard for me to believe, that a government doesn’t control one it’s own major cities. … Continue reading

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Our Financial System is Broken

How much more evidence do we need, to say that our financial system is broken.  Case in point – the recent Facebook IPO.  Here’s another example of how Wall Street and the major financial institutions took advantage of the average … Continue reading

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Proposed Occupy Wall Street Manifesto

The “Occupy Wall Street” movement is being criticized in the public media for not having a unified manifesto.  Here’s a proposal: 1. We want legislation enacted that would reinstate the provisions of the Glass-Steagall Act (The Banking Act of 1933) … Continue reading

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A multi-party political system represents the people

How much longer should the U.S.A. struggle with the two party system, i.e. Democrat or Republican? I hope that people will look beyond their borders and take a look at what’s happening in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.  The … Continue reading

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I expect our leaders to lead

I want my elected representatives to lead, to represent the people, to be statesmen and not politicians. I want our elected officials to build peaceful alliances with other countries.  I don’t want them to build relationships with other nations to … Continue reading

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