Maverick Economist Alfred Kahn has a penchant for candor that is both refreshing and dangerous in Washington. When he said that there is the possibility of a “deep, deep depression” if inflation continues to soar, the President was furious. Kahn responded by purging the word depression from his vocabulary and instead using “banana.” So he now says: “We’re in danger of having the worst banana in 45 years.”
Glenn Beck is fearful for America. And he’s right to be.
We are at a perilous point in our history. Politics are shrill. Demagogues are everywhere. Political advantage trumps truth. The “Big Lie” is the strategy of choice in some circles.
Most of you don’t know me well. How could you? I’m just a weekly voice on the radio. And that’s if you actually listen to me every week!
So I’ll share something with you about myself: I’m picky about words. Words are all we have when we want to communicate with each other. When words are used carelessly, meaning gets muddied. Continue reading →