Monthly Archive: August 2016

Industry Contaminates And Taxpayers Foot The Bill

Two unrelated items in the NY Times today show once again that taxpayers continue to have to pick up the tab for the failures of corporations. Today, it relates to contamination of the environment....

End Of An Era For Grandstand Court At US Open

Yesterday marked the end of an era. It was actually supposed to have ended last September, but we were thankfully given one last brief reminder of how great it was. The grandstand court at...

Median Household Income Rose In 2015

It looks like 2015 was finally a good year for middle class incomes. Early estimates are that the median household income in the US grew by a pretty robust 3.8% in 2015 which would...

Trump May Be Paul Ryan's Undoing

Donald Trump may end up becoming Paul Ryan’s undoing, despite Ryan’s continued backing of Trump. A remote possibility would be that a landslide loss for Trump would also lead to the Republicans also losing...

TPP Is Not A Trade Deal – It's A Corporate Power Play

The Huffington Post has a long article on one particular aspect of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the huge new trade deal with Asian-Pacific countries, that perfectly illustrates that these are not “trade” deals...