Category Archives: Economy

Democrats Crack The Whip; GOPers Grovel. What’s New?

Democrats, Donald Trump, Economy, IMMIGRATION, Politics, Republicans, The Establishment

Today, Karl Rove, whose idiocy springs eternal, remarked (on TV) and wrote (on one of the GOP media organs) that Republicans and their president should “Move On From Robert Mueller.

There is a reason the Democrats have banged on about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and the “collusion delusion” for two years. It’s a winning issue FOR THEM. And rubbing Democrats’ snouts in their loss is a winning issue for the Republicans.

But, oh no. Republicans are good sports (a euphemism for losers). They want to be nice—and to hell with winning or representing their base. Mr. Establishment, Karl Rove, preaches it:

Team Trump should use the Mueller report to pivot to issues, like the economy and the opioid crisis, that matter to swing voters who will decide the 2020 presidential election. … reiterating old grievances about the investigation’s unfairness won’t materially change those ratings.  The president should focus his time, voice and tweets on the roaring economy, impressive job creation and bigger paychecks.

AND, don’t mention immigration. That’s implicit in the Rove-cum-Bush worldview.

 

The Economist: Battle Against Diversity Has Already Been Lost

Economy, Globalism, IMMIGRATION, Multiculturalism

The Economist gloats that the “battle for diversity has already been lost”. Who cares about the native population’s social fabric. It’s all about GDP baby:

The influx of Hispanics to the town, and hundreds of unfashionable cities like it, illustrates how much they have changed America over the past three decades. The Hispanic population has risen ninefold since the 1960s, to around 60m. Its members, many of them second- and third-generation immigrants, are dispersing across the country, driving growth and changing the social fabric wherever they go. While the white population is on the cusp of declining, most states have flourishing Hispanic communities. North Carolina, which had around 40,000 Hispanics in 1990, now has almost a million.

One county now “employs over 100 Hispanic public servants, with a premium on bilingual doctors, nurses and social workers.”

More gloating.

AOC Targeting “White” Business

Business, Communism, Drug War, Economy, Race, Socialism

In the dangerous and twisted universe of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whites who start businesses are guilty of an act of domination, to be punished, rather than appreciated and applauded for their initiative.

This woman, who earned a degree in economics from and AMERICAN UNIVERSITY—yes, American institutions bred AOC’s ignorance—doesn’t understand that the risk of starting a business is borne by the entrepreneur. The investment and planning of a successful commercial enterprise are undertaken by the businessman. If he or she succeeds, and most small businesses do not, the benefits redound to the community.

In appears here that our command economist would gladly regulate who starts a cannabis businesses. As she sees it, that whites get a business plan together, so as to be granted a license to trade cannabis, clearly reflects badly on them.

“According to an industry trade publication, 73% of cannabis executives in Colorado and Washington are male, 81% are white,” said Ocasio-Cortez during the hearings. “In the state of Massachusetts, just 3.1% of marijuana businesses in the state were owned by minorities, and just 2.2% were owned by women. Is this industry representative of the communities that have historically [borne] the greatest brunt of injustice based on the prohibition of marijuana?”

“Absolutely not,” replied Barnette, who is one of the nation’s few African-American medical marijuana business owners.

“It does not look like any of the people who are reaping the profits of this are the people who were directly impacted,” Ocasio-Cortez concluded.

Meet the Press - Season 71

Tucker Touches On The Orchestrated Consumerism And Voracious Corporatism Destroying American Lives

America, Business, Culture, Economy, Ethics, Globalism, Multiculturalism, Nationhood

More forbidden topics, touched upon by the Tucker Carlson treasure. Some of the highlights of his  editorial, delivered on his Fox News show some days back:

Romney spent the bulk of his business career at a firm called Bain Capital. Bain Capital all but invented what is now a familiar business strategy: Take over an existing company for a short period of time, cut costs by firing employees, run up the debt, extract the wealth, and move on, sometimes leaving retirees without their earned pensions. Romney became fantastically rich doing this. Meanwhile, a remarkable number of the companies are now bankrupt or extinct. This is the private equity model. Our ruling class sees nothing wrong with it. It’s how they run the country. …

The overriding goal for America is more prosperity, meaning cheaper consumer goods. But is that still true? Does anyone still believe that cheaper iPhones, or more Amazon deliveries of plastic garbage from China are going to make us happy? They haven’t so far. A lot of Americans are drowning in stuff. And yet drug addiction and suicide are depopulating large parts of the country. Anyone who thinks the health of a nation can be summed up in GDP is an idiot.

The goal for America is both simpler and more elusive than mere prosperity. It’s happiness. There are a lot of ingredients in being happy: Dignity. Purpose. Self-control. Independence. Above all, deep relationships with other people. Those are the things that you want for your children. They’re what our leaders should want for us, and would want if they cared.

But our leaders don’t care. We are ruled by mercenaries who feel no long-term obligation to the people they rule. They’re day traders. Substitute teachers. They’re just passing through. They have no skin in this game, and it shows. They can’t solve our problems. They don’t even bother to understand our problems.

One of the biggest lies our leaders tell us that you can separate economics from everything else that matters. Economics is a topic for public debate. Family and faith and culture, meanwhile, those are personal matters. Both parties believe this …

Members of our educated upper-middle-classes are now the backbone of the Democratic Party who usually describe themselves as fiscally responsible and socially moderate. In other words, functionally libertarian. They don’t care how you live, as long as the bills are paid and the markets function. Somehow, they don’t see a connection between people’s personal lives and the health of our economy, or for that matter, the country’s ability to pay its bills. As far as they’re concerned, these are two totally separate categories. …

“They teach us it’s more virtuous to devote your life to some soulless corporation than it is to raise your own kids. Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook wrote an entire book about this. Sandberg explained that our first duty is to shareholders, above our own children.”

HERE is the underwhelming title: “Tucker Carlson: Mitt Romney supports the status quo. But for everyone else, it’s infuriating.”