Category: "governments usa - all fed, state, local"

Bad Governance and Corruption in Countries: What Causes It?

In earlier writings, I have pointed to the primary shortcoming of democracy as a form of government. Special interest groups get what they want via lobbying and campaign contributions while the general question of what is good for the country is put on the back burner. more »

Trump’s Biggest Problem - Not the Russian Investigations

The papers are full of speculations of possible collusion between Trump associates and the Russians. And there is even now talk of Trump leaning on US intelligence leaders to drop the investigations. more »

Trump’s Economics – What We Know So Far

Introduction We are early into the Trump Presidency, but it is not too early to ask how he will pay for the initiatives he is promoting. Of course, much of this has to be speculative inasmuch as we have no idea how Congress will “treat” his proposals.… more »

Trump, Ryan, and Price: Can They Make the Healthcare Numbers Add Up?

During his campaign, Trump said he would get rid of Obamacare on his first day in office. He did not and instead suggested that he might keep part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He then said he will not enforce the penalties for those who do not sign up for healthcare insurance. more »

Chaos Theory Applied To Trump Presidency

Written by Steven Hansen The New York Times published its view: The unanimous verdict: Thus far, the Trump administration is a textbook case of how not to run a complex organization like the executive branch. more »

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