Renters aren't Investors:
People who buy property invest in a community. They take the risk thus should reap the reward when a community improves.
An Interesting Look at Inequality:
Or Why being rich is what it use to be: To sum up, money is only as valuable was what you can buy with it. Rich guys don't get better medicines or better computer operating systems or see better movies or get better cellphone reception.
I will think on this some more, it very interesting.
Bush's Bad Polices
: Free trade has been the biggest helper of freedom and fighting inflation. Some people calculated for every 1 steel jobs save 3 others were lost. And he is doing it again with textiles
. Stupid, stupid, stupid, of course the democrats have forgotten Bill Clinton successes with free trade so there is no one to oppose this stupid policy.
Medicare prescription drug benefit:
400 billion plan where about 1 in 16 of the dollars will actually go to drugs. This plan is so, so bad it defies description. See Here 1
. My final point on this. The system seems to be working fine my 90 year old grandmother worked as a laborer her whole life and she gets all the benefits she needs. Are there people in need I am sure there are but relief for the needy should be targeted not changing everything for the majority that is already taken care of.
Its a pure pork barrel with no true plan for transforming our energy future. Read More
. Once again there is no democratic opposition to these bad policies.
The Physics Diet
Want to lose weight? Easy! Just remember the first law of thermodynamics: conservation of energy. Oh, and you'll have to not mind being hungry.
95 percent of the nation can be ignored by the operatives who run presidential politics
"Well, I did some back of the envelope math: There are 17 states where the winner in 2000 won by 6 points or less. That is a very generous definition of a battleground state. (Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin are the states.) The population of those states in 2000 was about 98.2 million total, or 34 percent of the U.S. Total votes in those states amounted to 38.4 million, or 36 percent of all votes cast. If we take a generous estimate of 14 percent “undecided,” (the highest I could find in any national poll in fall 2000) then at most five percent of Americans actually mattered to the operatives who ran the campaign and 95 percent did not matter. "
A New Idea: Education Based Minimum Wage
Here is how its works. Higher your educational attainment higher your minimum wage. So for people who haven't graduated high school $4 hour or $8,000 a year. For high school graduates $6 hour or $12,000 year. For associates degree $8 hour or $16,000 year. Bachelors $10 hour (20k). Masters $12(24k) PHD $14(28k).
It would be a simple way to make sure people who have done their best of getting a good education get paid a living wage.