December 2018

Why the Yellow Vests protest in France

Today I heard both Michael Bloomberg and Jerry Brown speak on Meet the Press.  Bloomberg said that the Yellow Vests are protesting the high gas tax because they do not understand how the tax will help them.   He says it is a problem of education and preparing people for the steps that must be taken […]

Continue Reading

Transfer of Wealth

An unfair transfer of wealth;  that’s what the Republicans call it when you suggest a progressive tax on the wealthy.  The truth is that transfer of wealth is exactly what has been happening to the middle class for over 30 years. The middle class has been sucked dry in a variety of ways.  One of […]

Continue Reading

Why Deny Climate Change

Devastation brought on by global climate change will continue and even accelerate.  Areas of the earth will become uninhabitable due to rising seas and droughts.  Perhaps new areas will become more habitable but all this means massive migrations and famine and war.  It means that many humans will not survive the transition. It is already […]

Continue Reading

The Fox News Formula For Building Fear and Anger

No matter if the topic or its impact is small or large, there is a formula to make it into an outrage.  If the matter is small, it is even better because there is lots of room to build towards outrage. An example from tonight with Tucker Carlson.  His piece began with the old claim […]

Continue Reading