Do Our Highways Generate Revenue?


Let me ask you this question: How much money did the United States Interstate Highway System make in 2010? Undeniably, the United State Interstate Highway System is critical to commerce not only within the United States but really the world. Americans are consummate consumers and what we buy has to end up at Wal-mart, Target,…

Is The Flat-Tax Really Flat?


Again, I found myself ignorant. All this talk about Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 Economic Plan, and his 9-0-9 Economic Plan forced me to face my bias against the Flat Tax. Nothing is ever as simple as people who are biased for that something claim. People claim the simplicity of a Flat Tax makes the Flat Tax…

Inflation Is Bad, Right?


One needs to set aside his/her personal bias in order to learn. A few months ago I wrote an article addressing the Tea Party/Ron Paul notion of returning to the Gold Standard. I had to set aside my own personal bias – that returning to the Gold Standard was literally a moronic idea – and…

How Can 9 – 12 Educators Improve Career Preparations for Students?


A disturbing pathology has arisen within the American Educational System, both within K-12 and Higher Education. Policies implemented throughout all levels of the United States educational system and changes of attitudes within families are resulting in American students that are not adequately prepared for current or future employment, and worse, woefully ill-prepared to face the…

>Can the U.S. Ego Handle Being #3?


>Willem Buiter, chief economist at Citigroup, says that the United States needs to get ready to be Number 3 in the world, economically speaking. Don’t come after me, email him. It is inevitable, though. Let’s run some numbers. Population of the United States: …. 310,000,000 people Population of China: ………………1,400,000,000 people Population of India: ……………….1,100,000,000…

>Four Tiers of Growth and Prosperity


>Former World Bank President James Wolfensohn makes a good pitch in this recent article. Within, he describes the transition from our traditional First World, Second World, Third World mentality – which within the last decade or so has migrated towards High Income, Middle Income, Low Income nomenclature – to a new paradigm. The world now…