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Beating Teflon Trump Entails a New Perspective on GDP

By Brian Czech

In the earlier months of Donald Trump’s presidency, Democrats were stunned by his popularity despite his racist rhetoric, acerbic arrogance, and international insults. Trump himself had meanly boasted that he could “shoot somebody on 5th Avenue” and not lose any votes. He knew the American political system—Dems included—worshiped at the altar of GDP growth. Trump, as the quintessential growthist, had skyrocketed to the throne of Untouchable High Priest, albeit in a sharply divided church of red and blue growthists.


Who Moved Obama’s Win-Win Cheese?

by Brian Czech

Whether or not you like President Obama or his policy preferences, you have to acknowledge his consistency. Even those with “zero regard” for the president confess, “At least Obama is consistent.”

But not consistently. There is one issue, at least, on which he hasn’t held still, moving in and out like an octopus in a sunken ship. That issue is the relationship between economic growth and environmental protection.


Iraq and the Military-Industrial Complex versus a True Cost Economy

A switch to solar and other renewables will greatly reduce the resources devoted to waging war and help us achieve a steady state economy.


Obama’s Top Priority Will Intensify Environmental and Social Crises

A top priority of doing “everything we can to grow our economy” will worsen climate change, biodiversity loss, water shortages, and pollution.


Sliding Down the Slippery Slope: A Truth Too Big for Obama

President Obama has put win-win rhetoric ahead of the truth and become the Cheerleader in Chief for economic growth.


The Top Three Actions to Fix the Economy

The typical prescriptions for fixing the economy won’t cut it — it’s time to consider some better options.


Climate Change Trumps Terrorism as Threat to National Security

Threats from abroad are real, but so are the threats from domestic energy policies and overconsumption of fossil fuels.


Who Will Get This Economy Going? No One

Growing the economy and improving the economy are two very different things — why don’t the candidates for U.S. President get it?


Cheater Economics

They say cheaters never prosper, but the cheaters seem to be doing just fine in an economy that condones their fraudulent ways.