Opponents call it a death tax. Proponents call it the billionaire’s tax. The official name is estate tax. But what it really is, is an equal opportunity tax.
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are poster-children for a political idea whose time has come — democratic socialism. But it may not be possible for that idea to flourish in the DNC.
The left is often unfairly criticized as wanting too much government. Corporations, on the other hand, chafe under onerous regulations, while the right seems bent on tearing down government entirely. There is a happy medium, however. The goal of this article is to identify the proper role of government, to explain what it should be doing, and why.
And Doctors, and Alternative Medicine
The failure to look for deeper explanations is widespread among health practitioners — both mainstream and alternative. Fortunately, a younger breed of functional medicine practitioners are beginning to get it right, such as those at
Health Now Medical.
A Call for SYMBIOSIS of Corporations and Government
Marx was a brilliant thinker who got a lot of things right. He clearly identified Capitalism’s major problem, but unfortunately he missed the solution. His big oversight led to a false dichotomy in theory, which in turn led to “dictatorial socialism” in reality (a bad thing), as opposed to “democratic socialism” (a very good thing, as I will argue).
A side-splitting assessment of the Trump administration that has me rolling on the floor.
Death by Supermarket: The Fattening, Dumbing Down, and Poisoning of America , by Nancy Deville is an important work that summarizes many of the problems with the American food supply, and takes corporations to task for creating and perpetuating the problem. Here’s the 5-star review I posted at Amazon.
An open letter requesting an expansion of the FDA charter to cover the long-term effects of foods and drugs.
A message I sent to President Obama today, at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact. It’s terrific to have a President and staff who understand how to use technology! (If you agree with the thoughts described here, please take a moment to go to that page and express yourself — no matter who is currently in office.)
An Essay on Personal Responsibility
There is a common sentiment that when it comes to health and what to eat, people should simply “know better”. But that stance has some serious flaws…