Category Archives: poverty

American government was never designed to help blacks

The emotional responses by black Americans to media’s depiction of Donald Trump is getting annoying. Black Americans drank a lot of the symbolism in the Obama Kool-Aid in the last eight years, so much so that using a portrait of … Continue reading

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The impermanence of the black American community

Webster’s New World Dictionary defines community as: “Any group living in the same area or having interests, work, etc.in common; the general public; a sharing in common.” The recent exchange between President Donald Trump and journalist April Ryan during a … Continue reading

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Blacks have not turned the symbolism of Obama into political capital

For the past eight years, black Americans have talked about the significance of the Obama presidency the way affluent blacks talk about buying a Cadillac or a Mercedes Benz. The opening of Ta-Nehisi Coates latest piece for The Atlantic (“My … Continue reading

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Social welfare’s lack of equity

Government’s role in a democratic, market based nation-state is to secure political wealth for the political class while creating an ecosystem within which private capital receives a positive return. Social welfare and safety nets are the least of government’s concerns. … Continue reading

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It’s about consumption security not income inequality

The Republican Party has taken the bait from the progressive narrative on income inequality and, according to a post in The New York Times, its potential candidates for the GOP nomination for president have rumblings apparently in line with the … Continue reading

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Does salvation have a place in public policy? #liberty #socialprograms

Is the administrative state concerned preoccupied with salvation?  On foreign policy the United States spent over a decade nation building in Afghanistan and Iraq on the premise that citizens in both countries needed to be saved from autocratic rule.  Democracy … Continue reading

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On #poverty, .@RepPaulRyan’s approach is too top-down

In an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. Representative Paul J. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, shared his thoughts on the appropriate fiscal approach for resolving the issue of poverty in the United States.  In his piece Mr. Ryan tries to … Continue reading

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What keeps Mitch McConnell from letting his people go?

Annie Lowery wrote a piece for The New York Times discussing the hard times faced by the residents of Eastern Kentucky.  Ms. Lowery identifies six Kentucky counties (Breathitt, Clay, Jackson, Lee, Leslie, and Mayoffin) that rank among the ten poorest in … Continue reading

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What does #society want from the food insecure

It’s Thursday morning and the West Hunter Baptist Church’s parking lot has a line of people growing, waiting for a distribution from a local food bank.  In the meantime, USA Today reporter Marisol Bello is making an appearance on C-SPAN’s Washington … Continue reading

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The long term #unemployed. #economy #capital

Binyamin Appelbaum recently posted a piece in The New York Times’ Economix blog regarding the job prospects for the long-term unemployed.  A significant number of the long term unemployed are not white, a little older, and a little more educated.  Employers, right or wrong, … Continue reading

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