One Nation Under a Bed of Roses

Our current notion of cultural diversity — trumpeted as the repudiation of racism and biological essentialism — in fact grew out of and perpetuates the very concepts it congratulates itself on having escaped. The American love affair with race — especially when you can dress race up as culture — has continued and even intensified.…

Juxtaposed! News ™ Hot Off the Wire –There’s Something Rotten in Vermont

  News Anchor: “Good evening.  From our National News Desk… We start tonight’s broadcast with a report.  Chip Block has our report from Denmark.”  Video w/reporter voiceover: “At a recent presidential debate hosted by CNN, presidential candidate Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders brought up Denmark and the surrounding Scandinavian states when asked to describe what “democratic…

Just Juxtaposing! 5-24-2016

“Good evening.  From our National News Desk, our top story tonight…” “The Bernieverse:  Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign:” Video w/voiceover:   “On Sunday night the chant from thousands in the stands was certainly loud, clear and heartfelt: “Bernie, Bernie, Bernie!”” Sanders: “Real freedom includes economic security. That was Roosevelt’s vision 70 years ago. It is…

Nightmare on Envy St.

Envy St. has been the road most travelled from the start. Covetousness and self-deception have been the vehicles of choice.  The serpent promised the first couple that they could become like God – their projected 1%. “You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman.  “For God knows that when you eat of…

The No Child Left Behind Million Student March

Oh, the sapling-like bliss of childhood:  mommy and daddy, the “hoarders” of money, taking care of their forever young offspring.  And, when Mother’s Day or Father’s Day comes around the kids will say, “Every day is kid’s day.” Therein lies a child’s basic understanding of economics:  “gimme my allowance”; “finance  ME.” Without further ado I present Keely…

“Income Inequality!”-Scrub! That Rhetoric!

What happens when a pulse is no longer found on your wrist? That is an indication that your heart stopped pumping blood. What would happen if “income inequality!” stopped pulsating throughout the economy? That would be an indication that the beating heart of business is no longer pumping. Income inequality is to be expected whenever…