Category Archives: Government is Not a Business

Stop Trump: This is our only chance…with the Electoral College

Your State electors have choice! Don’t let anyone tell you differently. If they won’t listen to you via phone and letter, go to your Representative’s or Senator’s office and stand up or sit in. Once he is sworn in, he … Continue reading

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Why are we heading back into global war? We can’t afford it. People are sick of it.

by Olivia LaRosa Submitted to The New York Times, from San Francisco Pending Approval, September 12, 2016 Nearing the end of my life, I find myself appalled that someone like Donald Trump has a 50/50 chance of being the President … Continue reading

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People’s History of Stock Market Crashes: Timeline of Economically Significant Events

A People’s History of Stock Market Crashes 1946-2016: The View from Below Appendix A 1929-2016: 98 market interruptions due to negligence, misfeasance, malfeasance, malingering, fraud, theft, tax evasion, and other such avoidable tragedies. But as anyone can see, the rich … Continue reading

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Rightwing Media Report: NJ says-Trump Preaching to Shrinking White Electorate Creates Problems for GOP

The National Journal (NJ) is a right-wing publication in the old style, evoking a time when gentlemen with those not-sexy-at-all muttonchop whiskers respected and followed the rules of debate and eschewed logical errors. Back when I used to be a Republican … Continue reading

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Olivia Deborah Lagutaris LaRosa The Founding Fathers didn’t have anything to say about corporations because they did not want to encourage them. They saw what happened to India at the hands of East India Company. The Indian people were impoverished … Continue reading

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Election 2014 Comments: Social Security

by Olivia LaRosa, October 6, 2014 As we are nearing this 2014 “off-year” election, I decided that I would take some time from my busy schedule to respond to right-wing candidates and their supporters in the hopes of straightening out … Continue reading

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Able Peter Orszag Opines: Employers should take care of disabled

By Olivia LaRosa, September 5, 2014 (Updated from 2010) Dear Peter Orszag, I hope you never become disabled, without assets due to your disability, and unable to receive disability income. Your prescription for making disability “work” is completely wrongheaded. The … Continue reading

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How cuts in global public health measures endanger us all; cuts in WHO hurt response to ebola

By Olivia LaRosa, September 2, 2014 Today, a headline caught my eye. Cuts in WHO hurt response to ebola.  (NYT 9-2-2014) What is WHO? Why, it’s the World Health Organization, which is supposed to respond quickly and effectively to outbreaks of … Continue reading

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The Economics of Old Buildings

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/05/15/an-economic-defense-of-old-buildings/?tid=up_next While we are talking economics, let’s talk about a cost that the owner, builder or the developer do not bear: the cost of extracting new materials from the earth, the cost of the cleanup after those materials are extracted, … Continue reading

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