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admin on February 15th, 2011

After a long dormancy I’m set to revive this blog.  In the interim I walked across the country along the American Discovery Trail, speaking about the abundance of kindness, virtues of community and issues of humanity.  I also observed and reported on kindness, community and humanity.  I continued to do so on a separate blog […]

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admin on August 6th, 2010

This site will start building off of the “Pop’s Letters” series to portray other middle class lives in personal accounts and poetry.  Please contact me at kirk(dot)sinclair(at)middleclassforum(dot)com if you would like to share your own middle class experiences or if, like me, you have material from a relative and you want to use this forum […]

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admin on May 15th, 2011

A recent headline in the New York Times, “Health Insurers Making Record Profits as Many Postpone Care,” reveals the failings of a corporate capitalist economy.  Let me first add the caveats that what we have in this country would be more accurately dubbed corporate socialism than corporate capitalism, and as with anything “failing” depends on […]

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admin on April 29th, 2011

Sure, I’m a UConn fan because I’m an alumnus.  Sure, I’m a fan because they’ve become a dynasty.  Beyond that, I’m a fan because of how they’ve become a dynasty.  I took the following excerpt of a speech given by associate coach Chris Dailey at the 8th Annual Sterling House Celebrity Breakfast, where she was […]

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admin on January 23rd, 2011

Samarie Walker, a young freshman on the UConn women’s basketball team, has transferred out mid-season.  Piecing together statements from AAU coaches, UConn coaches and reports over the past few years here is my interpretation of what happened.  Walker idolized a former UConn player from her area.  When UConn offered a scholarship she followed her idol’s […]

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admin on December 30th, 2010

The “Open Door” is a soup kitchen run by a church in nearby Winsted.  I used to take youth fellowship groups there on Thanksgiving to help out.  That’s one reason I bring them up, to encourage others to seek out their local soup kitchen and either volunteer or donate.  The need is great and so […]

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admin on December 24th, 2010

Covered in the previous post was the concept that since capitalism involves production then the normative goal of profits should be to perpetuate production.  Using profit for capital improvements or simply to buy stuff encourages production; so, too, does investment into research and development.  Using profits to invest into futures trading or even into companies […]

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admin on December 21st, 2010

Capitalism in its pure, unadulterated form, its operational definition before laissez faire economists and free market libertarians make adjustments and excuses to fit actual practice to the meaning, is private production that generates profits.  I have covered the problems with “private” and “production” in a laissez faire, corporate economy.  Now let’s examine profit, the capital […]

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admin on December 19th, 2010

Sorry for the lag time in posts.  I’m involved in a very ambitious project which I will share with you shortly.  To recap this series on capitalism:  capitalism is private production that generates profits.  Capitalism has existed at a small scale, but not at a large scale, despite the adjustments/excuses that grand economic scholars make […]

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admin on December 8th, 2010

This is the second part of the “Why Capitalism Has Yet to Succeed” series.  I added the caveat “at a large scale” because, in truth, capitalism can and has succeeded at a small scale.  An example of that is where they use BerkShares, close by to where I live.  BerkShares are local currency for the […]

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