In history class, I distinctly remember talking about tariffs. It’s usually something you learn about first especially in American history. The American revolutionaries were unhappy with the tariffs being put on their exports by the British. This is what the revolution started over to a degree. You might not remember what a tariff or tariffs… Read More Tariffs: America’s Oldest Tax Plan Revisited
Welcome to the third part of my economic series. This final part will explain what GDP is and why it is so often used as politicians go to economic figure of success or failure. Gross Domestic Product or GDP as I will call it by the acronym, is an economic indicator. It measures a very… Read More Economic Series Part 3: What is Gross Domestic Product?
The most dreaded time of year is when everyone must file their taxes. Taxes are certain like death. Taxes are a necessary evil. To many people it seems that our taxes do very little for our own interests. Taxes are supposed to help the people who pay them but rather they seem to help special… Read More Economic Series Part 2: Government Budget: Taxation and Spending
Welcome to the first part of my three topic series on Economics. If you haven’t read this blog before then you should check out my last two posts that explain exactly what this series will be about. One post is here, and the introduction to this series is here. I would also suggest reading some… Read More Economic Series Part 1: To Raise or not to Raise the Minimum Wage?
If you are just reading my blog for the first time, then you may want to go back to the very first post. If not, then you may want to read or re-read the first and second post of this US Foreign Policy series. In this series, I have offered some insight into our national… Read More US Foreign Policy: Candidates’ Terrorism Platforms
Its occurred to me on multiple occasions that politicians seem to lack any sort of intelligence in regards to economics. My last post was a heated detest of Trump’s printing money comments. I scathingly scold him for being so stupid about messing with our currency and debt. Trump’s comment literally make me think that candidates… Read More Economic Intelligence: Politicans Lack it
Socialism seems to be all the rage now a days. As evidenced by the rise of Bernie Sanders and his socialist platform. This post will be merely an exploration in situations and circumstances that socialism claims to fix. Socialism is by definition, the government or community setting the goals for everything in everyday life. The… Read More The Appeal of Socialism- What is it?
It is now 2016 and it is the election year. Donald Trump is still leading the polls for the Republican party. Hillary Clinton still leads the Democratic Party for the nomination. Interestingly, the political race has not changed much. With the Iowa causcas coming up in a month or so the stakes for the race… Read More 2016 New Year, Same old politics.
I hope you got a chance to watch the democratic debate on CNN tonight. It was quite the debate. It was even better than the republican debate! (I’m a conservative libertarian) The candidates gave it their all and really battle over the issues. Despite the fact that they agreed on the goals of the policy,… Read More Democratic Debate Battle Royale
I am surprised that I have held off this long without a Trump post. However, his new tax plan has intrigued my interest. Right now Trump still holds a small lead over the other candidates. His lead is shrinking fast though to contenders like Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina. I sort of figure Trump wouldn’t… Read More The Trump Tax Plan