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Entries by Dave Johnson from 07/2009

Did Free Trade Cause the Recession?

| Posted 07.01.2009 | Business

Let's have national policies that prevent exploitation of workers and the environment and that share prosperity. This is a choice between lifting each other up or continuing a spiral to the bottom.

We Don't Need No Stinkin' Governing

| Posted 07.04.2009 | Politics

People need to understand that in Republican circles, resigning as Governor does not harm Sarah Palin's career. Being a Governor is just ... governin...

Republican Myth: Businesses Leave CA Because Of Taxes

| Posted 07.14.2009 | Business

I'm not sure how many different ways I can say it. You pay taxes after you make a profit. At the end of the year you add up your revenue and you sub...

Headlines You Want to See in 2020

| Posted 07.16.2009 | Politics

Imagining headlines in 2020 helps get us past the habit of reacting mostly to today's events and battles, and thinking instead about where we might be able to take our society in the future.

Who Is at the Table?

| Posted 07.16.2009 | Business

Progressives believe in a "we're all in this together" philosophy while conservatives follow a "you are on your own" philosophy. The differences betwe...

Pay for Play - Conservatives Busted Again

| Posted 07.17.2009 | Politics

How much of what we see on TV, hear on the radio and read in newspapers or online as "conservative" or "centrist" opinion is actually paid for by corporate interests?

It's The Economic Paradigm, Stupid!

| Posted 07.20.2009 | Politics

The business practices that brought us here -- overextraction, overextension, overleveraging, overconsumption -- have also whacked the planet's resources.

Should We Bring Back The 90 Percent Top Tax Rate?

| Posted 07.21.2009 | Business

The way to prevent the destructive behavior we have been seeing from the top is with a steep progressive income tax with a high tax rate on income above a certain level.

When They Say Government They Mean You

| Posted 07.22.2009 | Politics

Try substituting some variation of the words, "We, the People," "us" or "the people making decisions for ourselves" every time you read or use the word "government."

Dude, Where's My Industrial Policy?

| Posted 07.23.2009 | Politics

Face it, if we do not have an active and engaged industrial policy we are handing the business over to those who do. It is time to start discussing a national plan for manufacturing.

Health Care -- Democrats Had Better Find Hiding Places

| Posted 07.25.2009 | Politics

I said it the other day, and I feel the need to repeat it: the public does not yet understand that the government is about to order people to buy health insurance, with their own money.

The Origins of the Birther Theory

| Posted 07.27.2009 | Huffington Post

The root of the "forged Obama birth certificate" idea is that Obama was created as part of a Jewish-Communist conspiracy to take over the United States.

Why I Am Pro-Corporate

| Posted 07.28.2009 | Business

I am pro-corporate. I'll go a step further with that and proclaim that I believe that there are no bad corporations, and that I haven't seen any corporations do anything wrong.

Should We Ban Manipulative Marketing?

| Posted 07.28.2009 | Media

Should we ban marketing that is based on manipulating people by harming their self-esteem or encouraging them to do unhealthy things?

Free-Market Conservatives Are Just Wrong

| Posted 07.31.2009 | Business

Conservative free-market conservative ideologues manage to make a bad thing out of paying American workers good wages and benefits.