“If economics is the study of the use of scarce resources which have alternative uses, then it follows that there will always be unmet needs.”
Basic Economics—Fifth Edition
With portions of America still reeling from a major economic slowdown brought on by the pandemic, this is a good a time as any to concentrate on some ‘mental re-tooling’ in the form of preparation for a society on the other side of this pestilence. Nevertheless, no matter what society may look like, there
I recently ran into a young brother who had brought an interesting problem my way, which provided yet another opportunity for me to teach! As we were talking about business building and Black economic success, he seemed a little frustrated in the fact that he could not find any books written by African Americans on business success.
You know me. Once the opportunity to share wisdom which I had been blessed to gather over the years, I was ready for ser
“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.”
Thomas Sowell, Author
“The Thomas Sowell Reader”
He is possibly one of the most down-to-earth economists that may not be known among some of the younger generation. Nevertheless, if one is truly interested in business, entrepreneurship, urban history, charter schools, or plain old common-sense his name will surface quickly: Dr. Thomas Sowell.
“You ask his protection, but how can you expect it if you are not agreed with him?”
--Charles Haddon Spurgeon
In one of my favorite comic strips, a boy and his father were having their typical argument over spending money. The boy expected his father to serve as his personal ATM machine; the father insisted that the boy did his chores around the house to earn his spending cash. Keep in mind that this boy went to church every Sunday with his family.
Posted by Mike Ramey on October 30, 2019 at 9:27pm
TO REBUILD A PEOPLE
Every few years, it seems, a group of Blacks get together to come up with ‘The Black Agenda’. The cameras flash and speeches are made…but nothing seems to get done. Recently, I happened to sit in upon such a gathering, and was sorely disappointed with the discussions. You see, those of us who have a touch of gray in our hairlines, and have lived through the turbulent sixties know full well that we, as a people, successfully fought for--and won--many rights that were due u
There is significant discourse on political correctness. Some argue we taken it too far. Others say we have not gone far enough. Although some people may have taken this construct to the extreme, there is substantial justification for tailoring one’s language (and behavior). Words hurt, and the negative effects can stay with you for years. The use of offensive language continues. Three examples of such terms are: • Tribalism, • Banana Republic, and • Voodoo Economics. Joe Scarborough of Morning Jo
InternationalBankers Are the Blame For the US Financial Implosion
“The latest stage in the bankruptcy hearings has highlighted the role of the banks in wrecking municipal and family finances across the country. Detroit had one of the highest percentages of subprime loans—many from Countrywide, which was taken over by Bank of Am
Leaders Of National Black Wall Street USA Support Alfred Edmond, Jr of Black Enterprise In Call For "Black Small Business Saturday"
By Marksallen, today at 8:51 am
On behalf of Rev. Michael Carter, National President of National Black Wall Street USA and our local and national chapters, we are pleased to offer our full endorsement and public support for Alfred Edmond, Jr , Black Enterprise as well as others who have called for the Black community to use its powerful economic power in its local c
Posted by Mike Ramey on January 30, 2010 at 4:23pm
MEMO: THE RAMEY RULEBY MIKE RAMEYI wanted to give a solid ‘shout out’ to those warriors who have volunteered to contend with young men on a regular basis about their sagging pants. Of course, I am still amazed of the longevity of this rather ‘brief’ matter--but I digress!I’ve seen some rather interesting battles and discussions between adults and teens about the need for keep pants pulled up to regulation level. I’ve heard of adults shouting at teens, and teens shouting back at adults over ‘my r
by Dr. Pamela D. ReedNow that Barack Obama is President of the United States, why don't we just pretend that America wasn't built on slaveholding?If the spate of recent "post-racial" articles suggesting that we need no longer commemorate the African American struggle for freedom and equality in this country is any indication, this seems to be where we're heading.This is a classic case of the phenomenon called selective history/memory, or as some have termed it, historical amnesia.We've been bomb
The 2009 National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N'COBRA) Conference will be in Dallas, Texas, June 18-21, 2009, at the Mt. Tabor Family Life Center, 3700 Simpson Stuart Road, Dallas, Texas 75241. I will be there because registration is only $60, and I got a cheap plane ticket (USAir) out of Philadelphia for $246 roundtrip! For more information call:214-723-6030.With the new strategic tactics of a post-racial America the Reparations Movement must make a course correction and ret
Reparations 101:The Context CardBy Minister Ari S. Merretazon, M.S.CED, Board Member, Northeast Representative,National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA)Too many people in high, middle, and low places in America are still in denial about the crimes against humanity represented by the monstrous destruction of human life, culture, and human possibilities called The Holocaust of African Enslavement and Trade.This human tragedy covers a continuum from 1440 to the present.Often
From The RampartsJunious Ricardo StantonTough Times AheadBy all accounts the global financial situation is bleak. The corporatist mind control apparatus is keeping the masses dis-informed, duped and distracted while the financial elites rearrange the deck chairs and reshuffle the cards to confuse and obfuscate the situation. Their goal is to pull off another major heist of the our money under the guise of saving the US economy. The media talking heads are hinting we are facing the most severe ec
Last Sunday as I sat in the congregation of one of the most prestigious churches in Harlem, it mesmerized me to hear the praises, chats and applauses for President Barack H. Obama, as our nation’s 44th President of the United States. As a black man, it was an incredible moment in history to see someone who shared my same features, living on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Interestingly, statistics show that a large majority of Americans feel that racism no longer exist, but fail to realiz
Obama's economic plan includes the rebuilding of the American infrastructure, updating the broadband system, building schools, creating jobs.An economic system that strts from the bottom up is being discussed in economic circles.What ideas should the People contribute, since many small businesses, enterprises and ideas come from the working and lower classes?http://blackmalepowermovement.forumsland.com/blackmalepowermovement-about129.htmlThe economic plan that has worked from the bottom up is on
From The RampartsJunious Ricardo StantonIn Other News...“WASHINGTON (AP) -- Regulators shut down Houston-based Franklin Bank and Security Pacific Bank in Los Angeles on Friday, bringing the number of failures of federally insured banks this year to 19. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was appointed receiver of Franklin Bank, which had $5.1 billion in assets and $3.7 billion in deposits as of Sept. 30, and of Security Pacific Bank, with $561.1 million in assets and $450.1 million in deposits aRead more…