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HELLO WORLD.  WELCOME TO THE HUNDRED YEAR CIRCLE. . .

“Congress is so strange.  A man gets up to speak and says nothing.  Nobody listens.  Then everybody disagrees.” –Will Rogers, Ziegfeld’s Follies of 1917.  Sound familiar?  It  sometimes seems that every generation must learn the same lessons anew, the hard way, go round and round, making the same mistakes, and ending up in the same place as the generations that preceded it.  So here we are again–with corporations running rampant, as they did before passage of the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890; with a new depression caused by the repeal of legislation and removal of regulations passed to protect us after the Wall Street crash of 1929; with governors of states like Maine advocating for the repeal of child labor laws; an obstructive Congress and too many gullible people  still willing to “buy the Brooklyn Bridge.”  We’ve got our work cut out for us.  Let’s get started…..

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