Stimulus That!

Linguist and economics professor Jim Picht looks at the global economy, considers the civilizing power of capitalism and wonders what markets have to do with morality. And if you don't think the answer is "plenty," think again.

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  • The Obamas are enjoying a royal presidency. It's in bad taste. Photo: The White House (Flickr)

    The last King of Scotland

    The Obamas are enjoying a royal presidency. It's in bad taste. Published 5:00 p.m. July 24, 2010 - Comments

     
  • President Obama's stand on Shirley Sherrod displays the moral spine of a bowl of pudding.

    Witch hunts and racists

    President Obama's stand on Shirley Sherrod displays the moral spine of a bowl of pudding. Published 3:49 p.m. July 24, 2010 - Comments

     
  • The economy is also a faith community, but it will take more than prayer to fix it.

    Forgive us our debts

    The economy is also a faith community, but it will take more than prayer to fix it. Published 1:56 p.m. June 30, 2010 - Comments

     
  • The Obama Administration is set to embrace the failures the caused the gulf oil spill.

    Deepwater failure

    The Obama Administration is set to embrace the failures the caused the gulf oil spill. Published 2:35 p.m. June 25, 2010 - Comments

     
  • A somewhat sheepish admission

    I've warmed up to the World Cup Published 1:51 p.m. June 21, 2010 - Comments

     
  • When you shake down a thug, it's still a shakedown.

    The BP shakedown

    When you shake down a thug, it's still a shakedown. Published 7:14 p.m. June 19, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Does Matt Drudge really love soccer?

    Meters, feet and soccer

    Does Matt Drudge really love soccer? Published 12:26 p.m. June 17, 2010 - Comments

     
  • College athletics is big business. It's time to pay the employees.

    Gored by a longhorn

    College athletics is big business. It's time to pay the employees. Published 3:38 p.m. June 16, 2010 - Comments

     
  • It isn't the drugs that are the disaster, it's the war. Fight drug abuse, but end the war on drugs now.

    Reefer madness

    It isn't the drugs that are the disaster, it's the war. Fight drug abuse, but end the war on drugs now. Published 7:15 p.m. June 10, 2010 - Comments

     
  • The blockade of Gaza is a blunder made in America.

    Obama's Jewish problem

    The blockade of Gaza is a blunder made in America. Published 5:02 p.m. June 6, 2010 - Comments

     
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Jim Picht

James Picht is the Senior Editor for Communities Politics and teaches economics and Russian at the Louisiana Scholars' College in Natchitoches, La. After earning his doctorate in economics, he spent several years working in Moscow and the new independent states ...

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James Picht is the Senior Editor for Communities Politics and teaches economics and Russian at the Louisiana Scholars' College in Natchitoches, La. After earning his doctorate in economics, he spent several years working in Moscow and the new independent states of the former Soviet Union for the U.S. government, the Asian Development Bank, and as a private contractor. He returned to Ukraine recently to teach principles of constitutional law and criminal procedure at several Ukrainian law schools for a USAID legal development project. He has been writing at the Communities since 2009.

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