Posts tagged Big Government

Time To Restructure

Today my friend David Gaffen tweeted Exclusive: Puerto Rico creditors asked to take 45 pct cut on debt – sources https://t.co/MhDOsZbGeJ via Reuters — David Gaffen (@davidgaffen) January 30, 2016 Puerto Rico is bankrupt. But, so is Illinois. So is …






Do You Have Faith in the Government to Solve Problems?

When I talk to people about startup trends, I highlight some of the major trends that are sweeping through the world.  You might have heard of them and they aren’t unique ideas but you see it again and again.  Software …






America’s Best Days Are In Front of Her

There is a new book out I would encourage everyone that’s an American citizen to read.  It’s called America 3.0: Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century-Why America’s Greatest Days Are Yet to Come The authors blog at ChicagoBoyz.  They …






REbooting America-Read This Book

Sometimes it’s hard to look at the world and be optimistic.  One of the reasons I really enjoy working with entrepreneurs is they are building something for the future.  By definition, they walk around with a gleam in their eye …






Why We Should All Be Conservative Now

It’s very ironic to me that two of the cultures I run around in vote Democratic when they run to the polling box.  Wall Street is loaded with Democrats and I don’t know if it’s because they feel so much …






Close Election

Obama won.  Will be interesting to see how he gets out of the mess. Last night, I started my night with a cadre of Jewish conservatives.  It’s a a minority for sure, and they all are Chicagoans.  So super minority. …






Repurposing Public Spaces For the Knowledge Economy

Entrepreneurs solve pain points. On very rare occasions, there are chances for government to actively support entrepreneurship with physical structural support. Usually they can only provide moral, regulatory, tax, or purchasing support. Even then, the accounting demons chalk that up …






The Millions Are Better Than The Monolith

Love this, (thanks Insty). Simply love what he has to say, and how he goes after the “ruling class”. If you are paying attention to some of the stuff coming out of North Korea, you know of the massive suffering …






Big vs Little

There was a nice little debate on ABC this morning. I generally don’t watch the morning shows. But, this one pitted hard lefties Barney Frank and Robert Reich against Paul Ryan and George Will. I thought George Will summed up …






War In Europe?

Lately, because of the debt crisis in Europe a lot of people are speculating that if we don’t save the Euro, the Europeans will go to war. The concept makes great headlines and sells newspapers. The idea of the Europeans …






Government Reports, Market Volatility and Big Government

It occurred to me after reading this short blurb in Pork Network that government reports cost a lot more than they are worth. Rarely are government numbers actually correct. Think about it. Unemployment reports from the Bureau of Labor and …






Just What Are We Afraid Of?

The debt ceiling debate rages on. Stalking horses are mounted. The sentries are sent out. Battle plans are formulated. Generals send their troops out into the field to do battle. While nothing big is going to get done until after …






Brian Wesbury Comments on the Jobs Report

Brian Wesbury has been a pretty top rate forecaster over the past couple of years. He has released some great reports, with some really excellent info in them. Just got one emailed to me and I thought I would share …






Fat Tuesday Linkfest

If you read only one article today, read this one .  A lot of people make fun of the Tea Party, and think it’s just anti-Obama.  It’s more than that and this article lays it out well.  Even if you …






Flatter, Horizontal, Localized

Watch the above video. There are a couple of very interesting points, especially about the Progressive Movement of the early 20th Century, and then at the end when Whittle makes a forceful point about government becoming more horizontal. Couple the …






The New Obama Strategy-Not Moving to the Center

Post November election, the left wing press was speculating that Obama would move to the center, a la Bill Clinton.  The entire lame duck session of Congress was point and fact about the new pragmatic Obama.  Don’t be fooled. It …






Illinois Is Broke

Went to an event tonight sponsored by the Economic Club of Chicago. The co-founders of a project called IllinoisisBroke.com were there along with other luminaries from the Chicago business community.  They made a very sober, well thought out and factual …