All posts by Roy A. Ackerman, Ph.D., E.A.

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They VOTE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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They vote!! They vote?????

The last time I had such a nutty idea, I was in kindergarten.
But, the US Dairy Innovation Center surveyed American adults (yes, adults) only to find that  7% of those surveyed were certain that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. That’s 1 in 14 for those of you who are also numerically challenged.

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We’ve been exposed!

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Privacy. We all want it. But, we’ve already seen that the GOP doesn’t believe we deserve it. After all, in late March, they demanded that the FCC rules on internet privacy be rescinded. (I say GOP because the legislation passed 215 to 205 in the House- with nary a Democratic Congressperson  agreeing with the bill that was sent to the President to sign into law. But, 15 Republicans didn’t agree with the bill and did vote no.)

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Tax Equity For the World- but NOT the US. Of course!

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I’ve been advocating a change in the business income tax for a long time. And (of course), I consider my proposal to be extremely brilliant. Far better than the 1 page change in all taxes proposed by TheDonald or the (sometimes proposed, sometimes withdrawn) special duty tax to be imposed on imports. Because my method collects revenue (as opposed to draining it- hoping for an insane 3% growth- AND the need for a magic potion to harvest funds that never appear) and is equitable.

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The Russians AREN’T Coming. They’re already here!

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We have a problem in America. (The problem extends around the world, but I am most intimately familiar with what goes on here.) We have government officials (and political flacks) who never answer THE question. They deflect, they modify the question so that their canned answer can be employed- without providing the answer to that burning question that was posed.

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