Capitalism Just Might Be The Downfall Of The World.

One of the things I enjoy, now that I am a totally “streaming” beast with my Apple TV, is the screen saver that gives me a bird’s-eye view of the world. It was just showing the United Arab Emirates. The massive skyscrapers are spectacular to look at. Then, the thought came to me that all that opulence was made from one source, oil. That is … Continue reading Capitalism Just Might Be The Downfall Of The World.

Internalized Capitalism

Let’s start off this post on some thoughts of the mainstream. There really is not “one” mainstream, instead they are more like tributaries feeding into one massive deluge. Of course, there are the Lumpi-Trumpies (Lazy Minded/Proudly Ignorant) who get so much attention today. There is likely not an original thought among them. 😵‍💫 There are also those who follow each other down one path or … Continue reading Internalized Capitalism

The Markets Are Not A Real Barometer Of Prosperity

The longer I live the more convinced I have become that the American style capitalist economy is unsustainable for much longer. Eventually, our version of capitalism must merge with socialist type system in order to survive. I know that is a “crazy” statement to make for most of us Americans, but hear me out. Our consumer driven economy demands that we buy more and more … Continue reading The Markets Are Not A Real Barometer Of Prosperity

Into The Looking Glass – 2035 And Beyond Part 2

This is the end of this seven post series of looking at America from my personal perspective. It has been quite a story. This final episode will be speculating where we might be long after I am gone from this earth. As I have said before in this series, I am not predicting that anything I say here will actually happen. But, I am saying … Continue reading Into The Looking Glass – 2035 And Beyond Part 2

Capitalism Is NOT The Problem…

I’m going to put on my fiscal conservative hat here and try to convince you that class-war is a losing proposition. That in my mind means Bernie Sanders has it fundamentally wrong. That is what this post is all about.

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Nobody Makes Capitalism Look Worse…

I get much of my inspiration about life in the US from the New York Times. They seem to have the best reporting and columnists in the country. That’s why I pay the big bucks ($4/month) for their daily feed. 🙂 The title above came from an column from Gail Collins. It started out with following paragraph. Department of Irony: Republicans can’t stop howling about … Continue reading Nobody Makes Capitalism Look Worse…

The Fallacy of Consumer Driven Capitalism

The two major things that drive the US economy are personal consumption and military spending. With this post, I will try to convince you that is a basic problem for us as a country. It thwarts happiness and is a wasteful way to live a life. But the biggest problem is that for too many of us it is the ONLY thing driving our lives. … Continue reading The Fallacy of Consumer Driven Capitalism

America’s Form Of Capitalism…

This post is about the question “Is America’s form of capitalism being pushed aside?” Is the world moving beyond the American definition?  Some might say the Capitalism as it exists in America is “The rich get richer,  and nothing else matters… “What happens when a society reinvests the gains from industrialization into things like healthcare, education, and so forth? Well, it’s economy changes — radically. You see, … Continue reading America’s Form Of Capitalism…

Capitalism Is Proving Unpopular Among Those With No Capital..

I ran across the title of this post in an article by Fraser Nelson of The Daily Telegraph which is a popular British newspaper. It basically talks about how the Brits are now leaning to the left despite the relative win of the rad-cons in the recent election. This leftward trend is evidently being pushed by the young voters in the country. I kinda think … Continue reading Capitalism Is Proving Unpopular Among Those With No Capital..

Shared Equity vs Pure Capitalism…

But, first, let’s look at an unusual way of running a business, by having your employees own the company. One popular craft brewery has made a name for itself in part by going that route, with strong results so far…. One of things that we think is a big societal issue is this widening gap between the haves and the have-nots. And we realized that … Continue reading Shared Equity vs Pure Capitalism…

Even In Small Town America…

Pope Francis recently spoke out about “unbridled capitalism”. A good example of that is the unregulated sales of guns in this country. Even my small town of 2,000 now has a gun shop where anyone can buy just about any weapon they choose.  Capitalism is the best economic system in the world but when it is unfettered from any moral requirements it is perhaps among the worst… Continue reading Even In Small Town America…

Department Stores…

Des Moines IA – Brandeis Department Store Department stores are the epitome of a capitalist society. They started springing up in the early 1900s and soon became an important “go to” place in every large American city and even in many European cities. If you want to see a list of now defunct department stores click here.  I guess Walmart SuperStores are the equivalent in … Continue reading Department Stores…

To Serve or to Be Served?? … That is the Question

Jesus intends for us to serve others rather than for us to expect others to serve us. I think that many people in the United States have that message reversed. They dream of having enough money to have people constantly waiting on them and to fill their every need. After all, that is the American dream isn’t it? Well, it may be the American dream … Continue reading To Serve or to Be Served?? … That is the Question