the contrarian: 3 Questions that Don’t Keep Me Awake at Night

by Dave McGill

Are the Tea Baggers a Third-Party-in-Waiting?

There seems to be a growing level of animosity between the Tea Party candidates and traditional Republicans. True, the Tea Baggers don’t brew consistency, nor do they even have a platform. The proposals hitting the news, however, seem to have a common thread, if not a lucid one. The theme might be characterized as major surgery to trim the size of the government, cut government spending and reduce the deficit – a good plan at some point but not the ideal recipe for getting the country out of its nearly three-year economic downturn.

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the contrarian: WHERE’S THE LIGHT?

by Dave McGill

This is no longer a sputtering recovery. It is an economy in a nosedive with jobs as its centerpiece. The dimensions of the new collapse are exploding the myths that have been spouted by the elitist economists who claim to represent the “conventional wisdom” of the day. Of course, nearly all these particular “experts” either work for the government, a corporation or some industry group, and their affiliations trump their need to tell the truth.
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the contrarian: Election Provides a Unique Look At the Power of Money

by Dave McGill

The California election on Tuesday gave us an unusually pure, almost laboratory-like, view of the grip that corporations have on our electoral process. No, this isn’t about the $82 million, of her own money, that Meg Whitman spent to buy the right to be the Republican candidate for governor. Not that her situation doesn’t represent a major flaw in the system. It does, but the subject of this article is something else entirely.
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