Category: Economic Issues

Millennials, Bernie Sanders, and Socialism

I live near a college town.  Leading up to the 2016 elections, the overwhelming support for Bernie Sanders was evident among college students – bumper stickers, road signs, huge banners – all pointing to the fact that many of my generation found something in him appealing. Continue reading “Millennials, Bernie Sanders, and Socialism”

YOUR Topics: Current Issues – Our — Not THE — National Debt

All too often, we view national debt as something that really isn’t our problem.  We think of it as just “the” national debt, or the government’s problem, when, in fact, it’s our problem.  According to the U.S. National Debt Clock, as of the time I’m writing this, the U.S. national debt is $19,863,854,198,063.  This averages out to $61,153 dollars per citizen or $165,564 per taxpayer.  There are differing factors that, when added to the equation, could change the numbers a little, but that is not the focus of this article.  However, regardless of how you look at it, there are no two ways about it — we are talking about a lot of money!   Continue reading “YOUR Topics: Current Issues – Our — Not THE — National Debt”

YOUR Topics: Current Issues – Greece: A Socialist Success Story

You don’t hear much about Greece these days.  Only a year and a half ago, the Greek debt crisis was a common story.  The tiny coastal nation in the Balkans was threatening to leave the EU, even before Britain had established the principal of secession.  All that is behind us, and after all the talks of bailouts and fiscal reform, you might think that Greece was finally back on track. Continue reading “YOUR Topics: Current Issues – Greece: A Socialist Success Story”