Category Archives: Our Political Economy

The Other Team Has the Ball Now

(graphic credit) By Jeff Rutherford Liberals are freaking out. Many call themselves Progressives. Most won’t say it, but that really means they want ‘progress on the way to socialism’. Unconstrained growth of the federal government to control more and more … Continue reading

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Debating the Puerto Rico Debt Crisis

  Contributed by Ed The Puerto Rican debt crisis is a complex web with many different threads.  Any solution to the crisis will involve ripples that will leave winners and losers everywhere.  These ripples will be felt for cities like … Continue reading

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Rare Earth Elements: How the U.S. Shoots Itself in the Foot

Contributed by Ed Being an engineer, I love to talk about rare earth elements (REEs).  I can be very chatty about the magic of their F orbitals, what it means to their quantum mechanical properties, and so forth.  I have … Continue reading

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Investor’s Business Daily: “The High Cost of Less Freedom”

(photo credit) Economic Freedom Made America Rich – But It’s Falling By W. Michael Cox and Richard Alm Investor’s Business Daily, 6/12/2015 Do Americans face a future of living standards that don’t grow as fast as they once did or, … Continue reading

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Conservatism Empowers Economic Strength

(photo credit) By Jeff Rutherford — first posted in October 2013 Summary of the Conservative Worldview Here are some fundamental principles of Conservatism arranged in a row of dominoes that fall, each into the next, along a logical path. Conservatism’s … Continue reading

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Death of the Democrats’ Toxic Social Justice Theory – “Disparate Impact”

By Jeff Rutherford “Disparate Impact” is the Progressive Movement’s legal and political battle cry that claims any policy  – public or private – which affects different groups of people unequally is unfair and must be punished by the government.  Even … Continue reading

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You Can Crack the Keystone Pipeline Stone Wall on Nov 4th

By Jeff Rutherford Want to see more good jobs in America?  Me too. Thousands of good paying productive jobs are being blocked for purely political reasons by the Democrat Party and its coalition of protesters and activists who have stonewalled … Continue reading

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