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My letter to the NY Times re: Exaggerated Monetary Consensus

From: Patrick Barron Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 10:29 AM To: NY Times <letters@nytimes.com> Subject: Exaggerated Monetary Consensus Re: How Washington Learned to Embrace the Budget Deficit by Jim Tankersley Dear Sirs: In his May 17 article titled (print edition) “A Giant Deficit, Once Dreaded, Is … Continue reading

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My letter to “The Ethicist” at the NY Times re: Popular Delusions

From: Patrick Barron Sent: Sunday, May 17, 2020 9:32 AM To: ethicist@nytimes.com <ethicist@nytimes.com> Subject: Popular Delusions Dear Judge Hodgman, In reference to your response to a college professor who is troubled by a colleague who “spouted bizarre conspiracy theories and generally denied the severity … Continue reading

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Government Shutdowns: Unconstitutional, Ineffective, and Immensely Destructive

The Shutdowns Are Unconstitutional   Our Constitution guarantees us certain rights that may not be abridged. The many government shutdown orders violate these rights. For this reason alone, the shutdown orders should be rescinded immediately. Furthermore, federal prosecutors should indict … Continue reading

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Lincoln Predicted How Americans Would Lose Their Freedoms

In 1839 Abraham Lincoln, a young twenty-eight year old lawyer, was asked by the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois to address the group on “The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions”. The result elevated Lincoln’s stature in the growing community … Continue reading

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Two Distinctly Different Approaches to Crisis Resolution

There are two very distinct approaches to crisis resolution. One is the socialist approach, adopted by most governments of the world in the latest coronavirus crisis. The other is the individualistic approach, used by few if any of the world’s … Continue reading

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My letter to the NY Times re: Government money and banking policies con hapless borrowers

Re: The Great Wall Street Housing Grab, by Francesca Mari Dear Sirs: Ms. Mari’s long and very detailed report of the role played by Wall Street property firms following the great 2008 real estate crisis fails to explain the underlying source … Continue reading

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My letter to the NY Times re: Another True Believer

Re: Our “Pursuit of Happiness” Is Killing the Planet, by James Traub Dear Sirs: After World War Two blue-collar philosopher Eric Hoffer tried to make sense of the mass movements that had led to the deaths of hundreds of millions of … Continue reading

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My letter to the NY Times re: Review of Dark Tower (a book about Deutsche Bank)

Re: What Broke Deutsche Bank, by David Enrich, reviewed by Roger Lowenstein Dear Sirs: Roger Lowenstein’s review of David Enrich’s book about Deutsche Bank’s descent from a pillar of sound banking to one of the most reckless banks on the planet … Continue reading

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Why I Want China to Stop Manipulating Its Economy

Why I Want China to Stop Manipulating Its Economy (Psst…It’s probably not what you might think) by Patrick Barron   In his State of the Union Address–February 4, 2020–President Trump outlined his reasons for punishing nations like China that manipulate … Continue reading

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My letter to the NY Times: Why the Predictions of Luddites Never Happen

Re: A World Without Work by Daniel Susskind, reviewed by Alana Semuels In the closing paragraph of her review of Daniel Susskind’s A World Without Work, Alana Semuels writes… “The dire predictions of workers losing their jobs to machines have not come true in … Continue reading

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