The Democratic Party Left Me Behind — And I'm Not Alone
I’ve been a loyal Democrat for about 15 years. As someone who became a citizen in 2006, I became a Democrat during the George W. Bush years, because I liked the party’s anti-war, pro-minority, pro-environment, pro-little guy positions.
But the 2016 election was an eye-opener for me. To use the current political jargon, I became “woke,” in some very different ways, and I got “red-pilled.”
Numbers as of last Friday close.
[Total = Federal, state & local
- Quarterly Gross Output (GO): $44.4 trillion +7.9% (Real GO for Q2 2018)
Some titles recent, all recommended -
- The Diversity Delusion
by Heather Mac Donald
- None of My Business
by P.J. O’Rourke
- The End of Work
by John Tamny
- How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life
by Russ Roberts
- A Humane Economy: The Social Framework of the Free Market
by Wilhelm Röpke
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Shadow Stats Snapshot
ShadowStats alternate economic indicators are based on the methodology of noted economist John Williams, specialist in government economic reporting.
Shadow Stats: 21.5%
April Year-to-Year: 2.87% (CPI-U*)
Shadow Stats: 9.9%
*[cpi-u is the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation rate for all urban consumers]