Robert Steele: Grand Strategy – No Candidate Is Serious

Robert David Steele

Robert David Steele

Grand Strategy: No Candidate Is Serious…

To keep America safe we need to have a government (including military and police) that works as it should as well as a society that works for all; and to stop destabilizing the world while putting America – the 99% disenfranchised economically, politically, and socially – first. Getting there is not rocket science; it requires a Grand Strategy and intelligence with integrity.

The last modern Grand Strategy review was conducted at the direction of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953 – Project Solarium. Everything since then, including our Quadrennial Defense Reviews and our National Military Strategy, has been a mélange of platitudes devoid of holistic analytics, true cost economics, or devotion to the public interest.

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Aug 21

Robert Steele: Government Policy Primer

Robert David Steele

Robert David Steele

None of the candidates have a coherent national policy matrix in part because they don’t want one — their staffs are not designed to actually create coherent national policy that addresses all threats and needs in the context of a grand strategy on one side and a balanced budget on the other.

What we have now is platitudes and theater — no one, least of all the media and particularly singling out the progressive and conservative media, is holding the candidates accountable for being serious.

Below the fold are snap-shots of what an honest evidence-based policy conversation should consider, for each of the following:

Economic Issues: Budget & Economy, Government Reform, Social Security, Tax Reform, Technology & Infrastructure, Welfare & Poverty

Social Issues: Abortion, Corporations, Education, Families & Children, Health Care, Principles &Values.

Domestic Issues: Civil Rights, Crime, Drugs, Environment, Gun Control, Jobs

International Issues: Eneregy & Oil, Foreign Policy, Free Trade, Homeland Security, Immigration, War & Peace

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Aug 21

Sepp Hasslberger: Political Economy – 4 Questions

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

Sounds like there are some good questions to ask about economics!

Understanding Economics – Four Questions

We survey a long list of economic problems, and identify four basic questions that a course in political economy must address:

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Aug 17