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Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Opus 2013-129: Headlines: A New Housing Bubble?

It is Saturday morning.  I finally got a chance to look at my latest Washington Times, National Weekly, dated April 8.  The cover showed a construction worker with a nail gun and the title referred to an article inside about how prices of homes were climbing again.

I don’t need to read the article or related pieces.  I have an answering machine and I have a computer.  What does that have to do with the housing boom?  We are again participating in the unfolding of the same crony capitalism that brought us the last housing boom and bust. 

For a long time I have been getting telemarketing calls to refinance my mortgage because the government has ordered the bank to give me the opportunity.  They come in many approaches from many entrepreneurs.  Behind all of them is federal tax money, stolen from you and me, that is trying to get people who cannot afford it to buy houses.

I also have been getting constant little ads on my computer that sneak in behind the page I have open or pop up when I least expect them.  They are all about the same thing.  The politicians have sold their souls again to large investors for some kind of pay off and want to suck us in with more promises of pork. 

They seem to forget to remind us that this has happened before and that we will all be paying for it.

Or how about those little ads in the corner of your favorite web page that tell you the president has done something to make your life better by buying a home.  Political hay for the president paid for with your tax money.

We don’t have a housing boom.  What we have is an attempt to extend welfare to the middle class and make the poor more dependent than ever.

homo unius libri


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    1. I haven't seen any evidence of it. Remember that old quote that talks about people who fail to remember their history.

      Grace and peace.


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