The lead editorial writer for Barron’s, Randall Forsyth, blames inflation on Washington in his November 13th column Up & Down Wall Street.
Read it here.
Despite rising stocks and increased pay, climbing prices are casting a pall over many people, some of whom are bailing out of the workforce. https://t.co/haQBJ6kz3v
— Barron's (@barronsonline) November 13, 2021
And, no mention of the UN Climate conference, as he and his mates don’t seem to worry about climate or the pending disaster that temperature will have on habitability on Earth.
And the page one photo caption of the Saturday November 13th WSJ says “As Summit Nears End, Bid for a Climate Pact Plods On”.
In short, the end of a mainly habitable world looms with climate change and greed still predominates as the primary focus of those with the most power to effect change.
If that isn’t madness, what’s your definition?
Is climate agreement not going to happen? Well, reading Barron’s and its mate the WSJ one would wonder what worse could evolve in their minds but inflation and the continuing socialism of the Biden administration who wants to fix the 50 year deferred maintenance on our roads and bridges (and now will they be fixed with the passage of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill?).
Ok, so many GOP leaders won’t go to the Biden infrastructure signing ceremony. I can forgive that, but not non-governance or recognition of the perils of climate change and the continuing efforts to destroy our democracy.
Sen. Susan Collins and Rep. Tom Reed plan to attend the White House signing ceremony for the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Will other Republican lawmakers show up? Latest from @lindsaywise @elizacollins1 https://t.co/OaEkio69zL
— Tim Hanrahan (@TimJHanrahan) November 13, 2021
And skipping passage of the Build Back Better plan because of alleged inflation danger, gets full backing in this 11/11/21 Wall Street Journal article here.
The “Richies” I referred to in my November 10th piece, still seem oblivious to the now onrushing violent verdict which Mother Nature has already initiated. I repeat that refence here.
The 2022 midterms await the likely takeover of Congress by the non-governing GOP which will continue its assault on our democracy, but using insidious new faces like Virginia Governor Youngkin, the reincarnation of Ronald Reagan, who will try to quiet the fury of America’s growing poor.
The best explanations for the fury of many Americans which was captured by Trump in 2016. Much wisdom can be found in two books which demand your reading, about how the flight of traditional sources of employment of so many of the non-college educated has created pockets of poverty all over the world but particularly now in the USA.
“There Is Nothing For You Here” by Fiona Hill and “Wildland: The Making of America’s Fury” by Evan Osnos, both on Amazon, referenced here.
Fiona Hill is always clear eyed and insightful! https://t.co/LtatN2Ozuy
— John W. Dean (@JohnWDean) October 4, 2021
— Nick Bryant (@NickBryantNY) September 29, 2021
That will be increasingly difficult for either party! Why? Because as the immigration crisis, now worldwide phenomenon, grows and the concern over excess human numbers will finally get the attention of the powerful of all political persuasions worldwide.
Will those leaders act in time to save the habitability on earth of all creatures big and small?
Greta Thunberg, Sir David Attenborough and a host of credible environmental scientists have substantial doubts.
President Dwight Eisenhower offered us wise advice on so many issues which you can read here.
One quote I found particularly apt for today was from his January 10, 1953 Inaugural Address, “A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”
Ike, seasoned by war and recognizing the growing power of the Industrial Military Complex in his final address to Americans, said beware the power that its consolidated power was so dangerous to democracy. In his book “Waging Peace” on page 622, he augmented that cautions as follows: “We need adequate defense but every dollar we spend above adequacy has a long term weaking effect upon the nation and its security” Guess our numerous policy actions in Vietnam, Afghanistan and elsewhere bring that message home sharply.
Time grows short for fixes.
"What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?": https://t.co/fHuh0CG6JD
"We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?": https://t.co/TA4j7cp1tE
"From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013": https://t.co/lkC2t3E1A9 pic.twitter.com/bQsL2mLBcO
— Church and State (@ChurchAndStateN) November 1, 2021
Fiona Hill discusses her new memoir “There is Nothing for You Here” (Full Stream 10/6)
Author Of ‘Wildland’ Highlights The Road That Lead To January 6th
Liberal Hypocrisy is Fueling American Inequality. Here’s How. | NYT Opinion
Climate change IPCC report is ‘code red for humanity’, UN scientists say – BBC News
Eisenhower’s Warning about the Military-Industrial Complex