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About this blog: The Raucous Caucus shares the southpaw perspectives of this Boomer on the state of the nation, the world, and, sometimes, other stuff. I enjoy crafting it to keep current, and occasionally to rant on some issue I care about deeply...  (More)

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Wealth, unions, the beleaguered middle class and the last cookie
Jul 12, 2011 6:29 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 5,474

As the story goes, a unionized public employee, a middle manager, and a Wall Street CEO are seated at a table, with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO takes 11 cookies,... More
Just who IS this Obama guy, anyway?
Aug 9, 2011 10:00 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 5,460

It's tempting to begin this week's epistle with an inquiry about whether anybody feels better about last week's DC debacle, from an investor's vantage fully 15%... More
CIA?s Five Stages of Woe
Dec 11, 2014 12:31 pm
Comments: 34 | Views: 5,455

This hasn't been a proud week for most Americans. We will forever chase our ideals, of course ? aspiring to them is our cherished, shared bedrock value. We expect... More
Silicon Valley?s Very Own 'Reserve Clause'
Mar 30, 2014 11:57 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 5,455

"Play Ball!" will be the cry heard 'round Major League Baseball this week, as teams contest the first games of the new season. Silicon Valley being forever ahead... More
Solving Medicare: Short and Long-term
Jan 9, 2013 11:35 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 5,436

On the assumption, perhaps dubious, that sanity may prevail and the House will take the debt-ceiling hostage gun from its own head, let's look forward to other matters.... More
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