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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.

Bush Had the Right Approach

Alan Partis | January 30, 2009

In a time of clear and obvious crisis, after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the attempted attack on another Washington target, President Bush presented a message of hope and optimism to the American public.  His message was unifying and reassuring to the population.  It was a great message that [...]

Wealth Is Held By Individuals

Alan Partis | January 24, 2009

Virtually all wealth/money in our society belongs to individuals. In other words, the source of funding for virtually everything is ultimately the consumer.

Housing Doesn’t Need Fixing

Alan Partis | November 13, 2008

It seems to me that housing would very quickly fix itself if the market were just allowed to take its natural course: homeowners default on mortgages, get foreclosed, banks sell asset at a loss to investors, who turn around and rent the house (possibly even back to the original resident).

Looking Up the Skirts of Health Care

Alan Partis | September 9, 2008

We’ve managed to engineer a very self-absorbed, intellectually lazy society that glorifies idiotic sound-byte mentalities and marginalizes intellectuals. That recipe is great for doing mass hypnosis and allowing a few self-appointed ‘leaders’ to march the herd off to slaughter.