Trump Says Puerto Rico Set Back Our Budget – What’s Your Take?

Trump has come under fire for saying that PR has set our country’s budget back, but we’ve been in trouble for decades. Today we are mired in a mess that our politicians of both parties have created; unbelievable public debt, excessive taxation stifling our economy, entitlements well on their way to insolvency, poor inner-city schools and unaffordable higher education, and the list goes on and on. The solution to most of our problems is a return to capitalistic approaches to these numerous problems. The moral sanctity of capitalism remains intact. It has lifted up millions from poverty and despair. Its nemesis, socialism, with its siren call for unlimited gifts for all, has given rise too frequently to tyranny and the deaths of millions at its worst, and poverty and economic stagnation at its best.

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Ring In Fall With A Great Read!

As the fall season and semester is gearing up, it is important for your student to have all of the resources they need to succeed —

My book is about the future, and the readers I wish to attract are the younger generations, and especially those people attracted to liberal, progressive and socialistic ideals. The young tend to reject capitalism because anti-capitalism is all they’ve been taught. Thus, they believe business is in the business of making money, and not helping the poor or the environment. They have established views on the horrors of greed. Millennials (ages 18-34) are soon to be the nation’s largest voting block. Focus groups have shown that most millennials do not understand what Socialism is; usually thinking that it means social justice and equality. My book is an attempt to explain the tenets of capitalism; small government with low taxes and minimal regulation, primacy of the individual, freedom, private ownership of means of production, and open markets and competition to give the consumers goods and services of the most value at the lowest cost.

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I begin my book laying a foundation of economic ideas and definitions, which in themselves are not hard to understand, but lie outside the common vernacular and current political discourse, thus may seem foreign to the reader. Yet when thought about, allow the rest of what I’ve written later in the book to be more easily understood.

I have put some emphasis on health care, as my working life as a busy medical doctor and radiologist evolved through periods of high inflation, immense technical change and never-ending threats of malpractice lawsuits gives me some special insights into the health care debate. This background gives me credibility to offer views I hope you will take seriously.

I offer my book as an alternative to the Progressive agenda, which is one of the forms of socialism which Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama embraced. While the liberal mindset has engulfed the main news outlets, college campuses, and roughly 50% of the electorate, I find it difficult to believe that the average liberal thinking citizen can really believe in the Progressive beliefs. The Progressive Party of Teddy Roosevelt’s second run for President, was dwarfed by Woodrow Wilson’s Progressive agenda. I’d wager that the average citizen has little understanding of Progressive dogma, especially when it comes to calling the founder’s Declaration of Independence irrelevant to today’s world, or to consider the U.S. Constitution as worthy only if it can be easily modified and “modernized.” The Progressive values the huge centralized government over the federal division of power between the States and Washington. Their egalitarian sense of equality fits their support for income redistribution. In their eyes, the individual becomes diminished while the masses grow in importance, though they do make exceptions for the elite.

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Are You Falling Into The Trap?

Today we are mired in a mess that our politicians of both parties have created; unbelievable public debt, excessive taxation stifling our economy, entitlements well on their way to insolvency, poor inner-city schools and unaffordable higher education, and the list goes on and on. The solution to most of our problems is a return to capitalistic approaches to these numerous problems. The moral sanctity of capitalism remains intact. It has lifted up millions from poverty and despair. Its nemesis, socialism, with its siren call for unlimited gifts for all, has given rise too frequently to tyranny and the deaths of millions at its worst, and poverty and economic stagnation at its best.

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Gas Shortage, Hurricanes and Forest Fires — How to Help Our Nation & Debt

Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and forest fires are sweeping the nation. Citizens are getting frantic and trying to stock up on food, water and gasoline. With the nation in serious debt and citizens losing hundreds of thousands in these natural disasters, here is my take on the nation’s debt —

Now, since basically no one noticed when Nixon took us off the gold standard (me included), I see no reason to try and argue the case for returning to a gold standard by trying to educate the electorate on this matter. Rather, we just need to educate a presidential candidate and influence his pick for Secretary of Treasury. Ideally, a Secretary who understands this subject. Then we need to elect members of Congress that believe in the sanity of a gold standard, and act on it. And that’s the end of my sermon.

What are the upsides of returning the dollar’s link to gold?

(1) No more inflation, which benefits savers, i.e., the value of money put into savings is “protected” from eroding away through inflation.

(2) Businesses that plan to expand would now be able to reliably predict future expenses, thus stimulation of business expansion.

Check out the other upsides in my book Return to Capitalism !

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My book is about the future, and the readers I wish to attract are the younger generations, especially those people attracted to liberal, progressive and socialistic ideals. The young tend to reject capitalism because anti-capitalism is all they’ve been taught. Thus, they believe that business is in the business of making money and not helping the poor or the environment. They have established views on the horrors of greed.

Entrepreneurship is King in the Capitalistic System – Here’s Why

Under a capitalistic system, the entrepreneur is the king, and it is essential in advancing opportunity and prosperity for all. Thus, I have explained in my book what entrepreneurs are, why what they do is morally correct, and why they should be embraced. Appreciation of market-based solutions is essential to understanding capitalism, i.e. where each individual makes his or her choice based on what they are willing to spend or are able to afford and what they consider gives them the most value. Conversely, central planning, like solutions from Washington, can in no way offer the right solutions to satisfy everyone.

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I begin my book by laying a foundation of economic ideas and definitions, which are not hard to understand, but lie outside the common vernacular and current political discourse. Thus, they may seem foreign to the reader, yet when thought about they allow the rest of what I’ve written later in the book to be more easily understood.

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A Breakdown of the Components of Capitalism and Socialism | Know the Facts

I’ve always had an interest in economics and feel I’ve learned some important concepts. Beyond this economic understanding, I also have some real experience in healthcare as a medical doctor who practiced radiology, so I have a strong working knowledge of the system within the U.S. With the comprehension I have of the main political issues, I believe that maybe I can help influence the next election.

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If you don’t have a firm grasp on the concepts of Capitalism and Socialism, here are the basics —

             Capitalism                    Socialism

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The Country Needs Direction – Start the Conversation with “Return to Capitalism”


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America today has a mix of capitalism with some socialism. There are the social programs of Medicare and Social Security, plus various safety nets such as food stamps and programs for the disabled. While popular, they must also be affordable, and as structured today they are headed to insolvency. Social Security is in dire need of modernization to compensate in demographic and life-span changes since the 1930s. Medicare along with its sister, Medicaid, has the additional  problem of addressing who is to supply the health care when we either run out of doctors, or doctors refuse to accept miserly pay and begin to search out private paying patients in large numbers. Then there is the problem of technological advancement and obsolescence. Government control and regulation only addresses the past, while entrepreneurs address the future. I give my thoughts about health care after practicing radiology for 30 years. Basically, I advocate for a market based system where the consumer is in charge, rather than the government, insurance company’s, and large hospitals/medical complexes. And, I tell how to get there.

I’ve pondered for years how does one become liberal or conservative? Much has to do with what we’ve known or been exposed to. The influence of family, friends, teachers, and the workplace has to account for a lot. But most likely, how one achieves their income has to be a huge influence. Those with government job paid for by the tax payer, with many guarantees and perks, don’t really have to contemplate the future availability of their income, or the public “gifts” they receive.  The same goes for many working throughout our large corporations. But it becomes a different story for doctor, lawyer, or small businessman who has to worry about meeting a payroll, or working through multitudes of regulations and taxes.

Surveys show that the millennials  believe socialism means social justice for all. Socialism is not justice for all, it demands huge government, high taxes to pay for it, and with concentration of power centrally, always runs the risk of a power grab by a dictator at the top. Checkout what’s happening in Venezuela. While capitalism is the only system that has consistently raised millions out of poverty and despair, socialism has led to the deaths of millions throughout history. With the United States deep in debt, its future in doubt as financial collapse lunes, I ask, why would anyone favor. The present course. I hope that the message I bring, along with many other thoughtful conservative proponents like me, can move the electorate to see the light as to why, we, in our United States, need to Return To Capitalism.

You may find my book at Barnes & Noble, and at Amazon; both Kindle version, and paperback. $20 hard copy, $9.99 electronic.