Reviewing a Game as Old as Empire

A Game as Old as Empire builds on Confessions of an Economic Hitman. Edited by Stephen Hiatt, A Game as Old as Empire is a collection of essays by people who are confessing their participation in the abuse of people around the world committed by governments and corporations working together. Over a decade old, some… Continue reading Reviewing a Game as Old as Empire

Reviewing the Edge of Anarchy

Jack Kelly’s The Edge of Anarchy: the Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America tell the story of the Pullman strike of 1894. This is another of those books that shows exactly how little progress has been made in America over the last 127 years. Reading it in the context… Continue reading Reviewing the Edge of Anarchy

I Don’t Agree With UBI

The verdict for this episode is: UBI is too simplistic to work. While I understand a universal basic income is needed during the pandemic, it is not an equitable solution to our long-term economic discrimination. In this episode, I discuss some of the reasons why. https://media.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/content.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/UBI.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 16:16 —… Continue reading I Don’t Agree With UBI

Coronavirus and the Economy

The verdict for this episode is: none of the plans proposed in Congress are good enough. In this episode, I discuss ways to get government assistance to those most needing it during the pandemic. Specifically, I address getting cash to people who really need it, health care for everyone, rent and mortgage relief, student loan… Continue reading Coronavirus and the Economy