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Bad Medicine

Alan Partis | April 26, 2009

Mr. Frank’s proposal is very bad medicine, but is at least consistent with his well documented governmental philosophy. His past actions have proven that he is incapable of properly using debt and the the US financial system. The voters of his district in Massachusetts should replace him in office at their next opportunity, not just for their own good, but for the benefit of the Nation as well.

Is It Yours Now?

Alan Partis | April 10, 2009

From the start of his term, Obama has been saying that the economy, and its problems, are not ‘his’ responsibility. Now that he’s seeing more promising signs of recovery from the recession, will he also suddenly change his tune and claim it as ‘his’?

Just the Facts, Ma’am

Alan Partis | March 14, 2009

I heard Mike Malloy, a liberal talk radio host, the other night make the claim that 1 in 9 homes in America are now sitting empty due to foreclosures. That’s patently false, but the figure was used repeatedly and was the basis for all his following arguments in support of the economic plans and policies of his champion: B. Obama.

Wealth Causes People to Mow Their Lawn

Alan Partis | March 14, 2009

People who are serious about improving the environment should focus their energies on helping poor nations produce more wealth and freeing the people therein from the shackles that keep them bound to their condition.

How and When Did the Rich Get Richer?

Alan Partis | March 14, 2009

Conclusion: raising taxes does more to hurt the middle class than cutting taxes does to help the wealthy.

And THAT is how the rich got richer.

Lessons NOT Learned …

Alan Partis | March 10, 2009

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is currently up by 300 point at this point today and it’s being framed as a big positive response to an announcement by Citigroup that they’ve been profitable for the past two months.

Stupid Is What Stupid Does

Alan Partis | February 18, 2009

If you set up a system of any kind in a society, some segment of society will try to scam it. There are but two responses: either don’t set up the system in the first place, or don’t complain about it afterward.

Wealth Defined

Alan Partis | February 8, 2009

Very simply put, wealth is stuff other people want. Wealth is not a closed loop nor a zero sum game. Wealth can be created, usually through labor.

The Secret of Our Success

Alan Partis | February 1, 2009

So here we find ourselves in the America of 2009 and in the midst of what we’re told is perhaps the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression (or since 1982, or the early ’70′s, or …) and many people are wondering what to do. The answer is really very clear, and very simple: produce more things that the rest of the world wants.

Pennies from Heaven

Alan Partis | January 28, 2009

With great fanfare, President Obama had tonight what was described by the Associated Press as a political ‘win’ in the form of House passage of an $819 billion economic ‘stimulus’ package.  Wow!  That’s some package!  Might even be bigger than Al Gore’s legendary package.  Oooh, I’m feeling very stimulated just now.  Please excuse me for [...]