The Amazing Progress in Trump’s America

Future generations might look back upon the Trump administration as a time of great progress. The Donald might be a necessary part of America’s social and political evolution.

There is also a good possibility that alleged sexual predator Harvey Weinstein would have never been arrested; and sexual predator Bill Cosby convicted, without Trump in the White House. Perverted creeps like Matt Lauer and Bill O’Reilly would have never lost their cushy jobs if Hillary was in the White House.

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Is Basic Income Good for Mental Health

There are no simple solutions for mental illness but basic income would certainly eliminate some of its causes. It would certainly be a cheaper, more efficient, and more humane way of dealing with the problem than drugging people, “psychotherapy,” or forced hospitalizations.

• Basic income would stimulate the economy by putting cash in the hands of average people that would actually spend it.

• Basic income will reach groups left out of our economy including working-class women, rural whites, the mentally ill, African Americas, young people, children, and the elderly.

• Basic income can alleviate some of the causes of mental illness including the stress and anxiety produced by the modern economy.

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The Danger from Patriotic Correctness

The mob President Donald J. Trump (R-New York) and his ilk have stirred up is just as likely to turn on the NFL owners and destroy them as it is to fill the stands at the games. Once the owners are tarred and feathered; the patriotically correct lynch mob will consume Trump and the band of pseudointellectuals, grade F celebrities, and political has-beens that surrounds him.

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A New Agenda for America

The idea behind this agenda is a simple one to create an economy that shares the benefits of capitalism with all Americans. If we do not do the hard work necessary to build such an economy, America will face serious political and social unrest.

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Why Doesn’t Anybody Like Progress?

Even though the world is safer, more peaceful, cleaner, freer, healthier, and more prosperous than ever before a lot of people cannot accept that reality. The better things get; the more some people refuse to notice, and the harder they resist progress and the thinking behind it.

Behind almost every argument against progress there will be a person fearing for his or her livelihood.

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How many Jobs can Technology Kill?

Technological Unemployment will be far more widespread and destructive than most people expect.

1. Technology will kill large numbers of jobs over the course of the next few decades.

2. Technology will create vast numbers of new jobs over the next few decades.

3. Income inequality is likely to get a lot worse. There will be a lot more rich people and many more poor people around.

4. The destruction of jobs will lead to widespread cultural, political, social, and economic upheaval.

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Basic Income would be better than a Jobs Guarantee

• Since it would not help vast numbers of citizens, the jobs guarantee will do little to alleviate poverty.

• A jobs guarantee would make easy for politicians and everybody else to ignore poverty. Conservatives can say there is no need for social programs because there are jobs available for the poor.
• Government agencies would be turned into adult daycare centers for the most dysfunctional members of our society by the jobs guarantee.
• A jobs guarantee would erode people’s incentive for self-advancement and improvement. Many people will ask; “why should I go to trade school or college when there is a no-brain and no-work government ‘job’ that pays $15 an hour waiting for me right now.”

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Why Uncle Sam Should Pay Teachers $1,000 a month

The federal government should pay public and charter school teachers $1,000 in cash each month.

A direct federal payment to teachers would not solve every problem education but it would be a good place to start. Once teacher salaries go up we can begin to address the rest of the criminal underfunding that our schools face.

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How the Baby Boomers Wrecked America – and tried to Wreck the World

Like a true sociopath, Baby Boomer America breaks stuff – then refuses to pay the bill. Harry S. Truman and George C. Marshall are undoubtedly rolling over in their graves.

Unfortunately, this is just a sampling of the sociopathic behavior of Boomers in power. Gibney’s expose of Boomer malfeasance is far more detailed but disturbingly he does not go far enough.

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