Category Archives: Economics

Open Thread | About That GOP Smash And Grab

So, Mitch McConnell tried to push through a bailout that was ultimately nothing but a GOP Smash and Grab.     Here were the tell tale signs. He tried to negotiate this WITHOUT THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE SITTING AT … Continue reading

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Simple Financial Advantage and How It Trickles Down

This thread is very much on point and attempts to explain White Financial Advantage.   First of all, of you live in a home in a black neighborhood, it’s worth, on average, $48,000 less than an identical home in an … Continue reading

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Open Thread | California Throws the NCAA for a Loop

I honestly didn’t see the depth of this bill in California until I saw it discussed at a blog. I haven’t been a fan of the NCAA since I was a kid. I have always thought that they got rich … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | What If There Was No Wealth Gap?

When we talk about reparations, it sometimes seems to be a number that can’t be quantified. I mean, the THEFT OF LABOR FOR ALMOST A CENTURY, and then another CENTURY of American Apartheid, AKA JIM CROW. Of course, post Civil … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread |Students LITERALLY Selling Themselves??

Reading this…it got me in my feelings. There’s something fundamentally wrong to me with this. College Grads Sell Stakes in Themselves to Wall Street Instead of taking out loans, students can agree to hand over part of their future earnings … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Will Tax Season FINALLY Shake Some Sense Into the Cult of Dolt45?

It’s that time of year… tax time… In case you don’t know it, the GOP Tax Scam is in full effect.. Now, you and me…we knew from the beginning, that it was, in fact, a SCAM. But, those who showed … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | This Is Who They Are- Meet the GOP Chief Economist Behind Their Hunger Games Mentality

Meet the Economist Behind the One Percent’s Stealth Takeover of America By Lynn Parramore May 30, 2018 Nobel laureate James Buchanan is the intellectual linchpin of the Koch-funded attack on democratic institutions, argues Duke historian Nancy MacLean Ask people to … Continue reading

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