Commentary On Current Affairs

Thoughts on The Left vs The Right

Some readers in their commentary asked me if it is the Scandinavian model of socially conscious capitalism. It is better than vulgar capitalism but it is not good enough. The tax rate in these countries discourages economic growth. By the way, at the beginning of the 1970's I was invited by the Prime Minister of Sweden to deliver a presentation on industrial democracy to the parliament. Later I was on stage with Olaf Palme, the future Prime MInister of Sweden. They were exploring what model to use. You can say Germany also has something better than vulgar capitalism. It is called co-determination where unions sit on the board of companies. More integration than the confrontative, adversary relationships the capitalist system fosters.

The Left is a Threat

Hello. I was just recently listening to the presentation by Dennis Prager. He is one of the leading conservative thought leaders in America and probably in the world. He leads the Prager University, and he has a radio show and a quarter of a million people listen to him. And the subject of his presentation was that the left ideology, the left political orientation, is a threat to Western civilization. And not as a byproduct of the ideology, no, no, no, no. He says it's so much more. He says it's an intention of the left political orientation ideology to destroy Western civilization.

The speech Yair Lapid, Alternate Prime Minister of Israel, gave at the government's swearing-in ceremony.  Worth reading

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Knesset, Prime Minister Designate, outgoing Prime Minister, President of the Supreme Court, honored guests.In the Book of Judges, the phrase “the land was peaceful for 40 years” appears three times. I don’t know what will happen in 40 years, but let us all hope that in the future, we will be able to say of the government we are forming today: “the land was peaceful for four years.” Because that is what we need. Israel is hurting. It is time for peace in this land.

Do not Impeach Trump for the Second Time

I am against impeaching Trump the second time although I believe he is guilty. He incited the Mob to attack the Capitol. He invited them to stop the transfer of power. To protect democracy from the thieves who stole the election although there is no proof that this claim is on solid ground.

Our Economic Model Needs Changing

Some of my best friends supported (and still support) former president Donald Trump. They’re smart, capable business people. I’ve asked them why. They tell me that, true, Trump’s style was inappropriate, but his achievements over four years were incredible. I ask: What were those achievements?

One More Time: Why Not Trump?

On September 23rd, 2016 I described the danger we face if Trump is elected and predicted a constitutional crisis if he does. Please read. ... I think Trump is (more) dangerous, and in what follows I will explain why. According to my (PAEI) classification of leadership styles(1) he is an enormous (E)...

Quo Vadis President Biden?

A large group of people entered forcefully into the House of Congress. Five people are dead. The left accuses the insurrectionists of being domestic terrorists, a threat to democracy, trying to stop the electoral process and destroy the institutions and the political system that made America the most successful and admired country in the world

Commentary on the Presidential Elections

Democrats consider President Trump as the person who is causing chaos, dividing the nation and leading to major dangerous disruptions. Republicans see the Democrats as a major threat to what made America great, that it will lead to socialism and change this country for the worse. Each party sees the other as the villain. I see the situation differently.

Corona Missed Opportunity

Over the decades, society has sought economic growth at the expense of the environment and our quality of life. Granted, the standard of living has improved, but our quality of life has worsened. Stress. Pollution. Overcrowding. Alienation. All results of a mad dash for materi...

Why the Coronavirus Panic

One characteristic thatdistinguishes humans from other living creatures, that makes us unique, is theneed to understand. Other living systemshave an organism that guides the what,how, when, and with whom ofaction, but none have philosophers or scientists who try to explain wha...