Alexander Fraser Tyler, Cycle Of Democracy (1770)

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over…

Letter from Ukrainian fight zone

This very touching piece was sent to me, a New Yorker resident, by a simple Ukrainian woman by the name Anna Lyashenko-Gracheva. It’s honest as a tear, and is very different from hysterics of the ladies on different TV channels. A new word has appeared in Ukrainians’ everyday vocabulary–‘ATO’, meaning ‘Zone of Anti-Terror Operation’. Anna…

New York State of MARS

By Ilya Galak,  Michael Califra and Alan Galak The Middle Class Action Project, which is working to revive this country’s manufacturing base, and with it the good-paying jobs that have traditionally sustained the American middle class, has developed a list of proposals to help achieve those goals. Members of the group, co-founders John Kubinski and…

John Smith started the day early…

“At a time when we are losing manufacturing jobs in this country, we should be doing everything we can to help our manufacturers stay competitive. They are the backbone of our economy” – Debbie Stabeno John Smith started the day early, having set his alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN) for 6 am. While his coffeepot…