Category Archives: New Federalism

America 3.0 on You Tube

USC/Annenberg School has put a new version of my America 3.0:Rebooting After the Crash up on their You Tube Site. Watch it in the High Quality Setting. It will be up on I Tunes U next week as a free download.

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Green New Deal

President-elect Obama needs to be more ambitious. Now that I’ve got your attention, here’s what I’m thinking about. The Chinese government has just announced it’s going to spend about 7% of its GDP on infrastructure investment in the next two years. … Continue reading

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What Now?

The New York Times asked 7 economists to advise the Obama administration under the title of “What Now.” With one exception they all seemed to be addressing what they thought was a given assumption:How can we get back to where … Continue reading

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What A Difference 4 Years Makes

It is hard to imagine now that four years ago George Bush was reelected in the midst of a climate of fear and suspicion. Democrats were on the defensive, the long term relevancy of their party being questioned by the … Continue reading

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Harmonic Convergence

The New York Times has two days a week when a conservative and liberal op-ed columnist are paired off. Today was one of the rare occurences when they agreed about something–The need for a Green New Deal– a major WPA like … Continue reading

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End of the Gravy Train

The election has been very good for the ratings of the Cable News Networks. The difference between the ratings this year and last year is astonishing. Unfortunately for CNN, Fox and MSNBC, this gravy train will probably end on November … Continue reading

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Our Biggest Problem

For a few years I have worked with the OECD(Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development) in media and telecom issues. The organization has always done the best statistical analysis of the economies of the 30 Developed Countries that are members. … Continue reading

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Bush's Constitution-Lite Zone

The U.S. Government has long maintained a policy that they have the right to stop and search anyone at the border. The Department of Homeland Security is now taking the position that “the border” is the 100-mile wide strip that … Continue reading

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Mormons and Prop 8

The Mormon Church has poured almost $18 Million into the campaign in California to ban gay marriage. Recently they have been running the classic scare ads saying that without Prop 8, all the homosexual teachers in California schools would be … Continue reading

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Libertarian Capitulation

When historians want to mark the moment the hyper-libertarian economic philosophy died in America, they might take this morning’s appearance by Ayn Rand’s disciple, Alan Greenspan before the House Oversight Committee. Mr. Greenspan said he had made a “mistake” in … Continue reading

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