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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/15

Bankers gone wild By Mark Luedtke After nearly a decade of ZIRP (zero interest rate policy), Janet Yellen’s Federal Reserve (Fed) is considering NIRP (negative interest rate policy). This literal downward spiral orchestrated by our rulers is the major cause of the world economy’s downward spiral. Interest rates are a price like any other. In […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/8

Worst schools in the state By Mark Luedtke Imagine you owned Dayton City Schools, and The Dayton Daily News reported the following about your schools: “Dayton Public Schools had the worst performance index in Ohio on last year’s state tests, according to the school report cards released Thursday. Last year, Dayton was second-worst among Ohio’s […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/1

Waves of wasted tax dollars Mark Luedtke Like our economy is cracking up, so is establishment pseudoscience, and for the same reason: government coercion has perverted both to the breaking point. Several stories highlight the contradictions in cosmology that will be dramatically resolved, causing reverberations throughout the sciences. The recent claim of the discovery of […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 2/23

Real populism Mark Luedtke You don’t have to take my word for it that the US is a socialist country and has been since progressives took over both parties at the beginning of the last century. Take it from avowed socialist, senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Speaking of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, Sanders […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 2/16/16

The establishment is losing it Mark Luedtke Because people with access to government’s levers of power are typically aligned against us, it’s easy to think of rulers as a monolithic group. Some have tried to draw organizational charts as if rulers were organized like government or a corporation. They aren’t. Our rulers are organized in […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 2/9

Goodbye, LexisNexis By Mark Luedtke I hate to be the bearer of more bad news, but it’s happened again. Contrary to propaganda misrepresenting bubble activity as economic growth, Dayton’s long collapse continues apace with the move of LexisNexis’s technical group to Raleigh, North Carolina. I can’t help but laugh when propagandists claim Dayton is a […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 2/2

Rewarded for failure Mayor Whaley honored for failing Dayton schools by Mark Luedtke For normal people, one of the maddening aspects of government is its rewarding of failure. In the private sector, if your business doesn’t make a profit, it goes bankrupt. If you fail at your job, you get fired. To a great extent, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 1/26

Theft replaces profits Mark Luedtke In his new book about Dayton’s great innovators, “Dayton’s Children,” Mark Martel shows some things never change. Angered at Dayton government’s system of patronage, poor schools and having to pay bribes to get valuable work accomplished, John Patterson confronted his obstructers. “He convoked a meeting of a thousand local leaders, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 1/19

Travesty in the jungle By Mark Luedtke It’s tough being a fan of a small market sports team. Top free agents gravitate toward large markets. They get less TV coverage and, therefore, less TV money. But the most frustrating aspect is the calls tend to go their way. This is such a well-known phenomenon in […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 1/12

Price inflation, crash or both Mark Luedtke By all measures the world economy is grinding to a halt, and while government’s propagandists claim the US economy is growing, indicators say otherwise. David Stockman reports, “With each passing day the evidence [the US economy is slowing] mounts, and this morning’s trade data was a doozy. During […]

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On Your Marc: 5/31/16

It’s what’s on the scoreboard that counts By Marc Katz One day the lead editorial writer for the Dayton Daily […]

Tale of three studios

The many workspaces of artist Julie Beyer By Bill Franz I first heard of Julie Beyer when she was the featured artist […]

Serenity in Nature

Penelope “Penny” Adamson draws inspiration from the outdoors By Joyell Nevins Penelope “Penny” Adamson is a living example of how […]

Vitality Check: 5/31/16

Putting the ‘mix’ in mixed martial arts By Rocco Castellano This issue is always a very strange one for me. […]

Seed you there!

40 years of Troy’s Strawberry Festival (a berry good year!) By Emma Jarman Forty years ago, a small group of […]

On Your Marc: 5/24/16

A passing brush with No. 1 Bush By Marc Katz There’s a fascination with being No. 1, and since I’m […]