Politics, Moderate



Musing on January 6th

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

It's been less than a year since Jan. 6, 2021, and we have not even declared it a national holiday. That could be because there's nothing to celebrate. Plus, there's a bunch of long weekends already squeezed in a short space of time. Besides, we'll get to a four-day workweek soon enough, and then what? A three-day workweek on holidays?

Besides,...Read more

Dime Time

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

In 1931, smack dab at the beginning of the Great Depression (although, when was any depression "great"?), it was a big hit: "Brother Can You Spare a Dime?" Today, 90 years later, what with inflation, the 10 cents of yesteryear has a purchasing power of $1.82, so the song in 2021 would be "Brother Could You Spare a Buck 82?" It doesn't have the ...Read more

Rose Garden infrastructure

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

Economists estimate (they always guess) that as many as 660,000 jobs will be created by the infrastructure bill, and when the signing ceremony is held, almost as many Democrats will be there to crowd the podium.

President Joe Biden said in a Saturday-morning presidential statement that it would be "millions" of jobs: "I don't think it's an ...Read more



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