1929 and 2008: Any economic parallels?
In March of 1929, Charles E. Mitchell, a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, announced the bank would loan as much money as necessary in order to “avoid a general collapse of the securities markets.”
Is anybody running this show?
Déjà vu happens all over again at the appropriately named Pickett Park in front of Renown Medical Center, renowned for screwing its workers, this Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Health care: A right or a privilege?
In the United States do you have a right to health care or is it a privilege? If it is a right, that means as soon as you are born you are entitled to health care. If it is a privilege, then only the rich will have access to it. What we have ended up with in America is health care as a privilege.
Circus and other events need funds to survive
The circus was in town over the weekend. To be more specific, it was the annual Shrine Circus. Every school kid in the area, with the possible exception of the kids in year-round schools who were on their spring break, received a free ticket to the circus if accompanied by a paying adult. More than 50,000 tickets were distributed to the kids in northern Nevada and California.
The price of the Iraq war
The latest government count of our soldiers killed in Iraq reached 4,000. This does not include the maimed and mutilated soldiers who are still alive; that number is 29,451. So what value do we as a society put on these lives?