FDR vs. blacks in ’30s

He screwed them royal, to put it crudely, with his trickle-down economic policies, which led to widespread singing of the blues in the Southland, including his much-beloved and -revered by liberals minimum-wage legislation, here from Myrdal’s American Dilemma:

During the ’thirties the danger of being a marginal worker became increased by social legislation intended to improve conditions on the labor market.

The dilemma, as viewed from the Negro angle is this: on the one hand, Negroes constitute a disproportionately large number of the workers in the nation who work under imperfect safety rules, in unclean and unhealthy shops, for long hours, and for sweatshop wages; on the other hand, it has largely been the availability of such jobs which has given Negroes any employment at all.

As exploitative working conditions are gradually being abolished, this, of course, must benefit Negro workers most, as they have been exploited most—but only if they are allowed to keep their employment.

But it has mainly been their willingness to accept low labor standards which has been their protection. When government steps in to regulate labor conditions and to enforce minimum standards, it takes away nearly all that is left of the old labor monopoly in the “Negro jobs.”

Read the rest of this at: Gunnar Myrdal: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics | Library of Economics and Liberty

Gummint uber alles in Chi-Town

A toddlin’ town? Or established businesses coddlin’ town?

After a four-year-long court battle, a Chicago food truck owner has failed in her effort to overturn what she calls “burdensome” and “damaging” rules governing mobile vendors in the city.

Source: Food trucks lose 4-year court battle over ‘burdensome’ regulations – Chicago Tribune

Order of Chivalry: St.John

Just acquired this follower, whom I find muy interesting.

In 1048, the Order of St.John was born by Amalfian merchants, and its founder the Blessed Gerard.  First came the construction of a church, convent and hospital in Jerusalem, offering care to pilgr…

Etc. It’s a history of the Crusades.

Meeting of global-warming alarmists

Francis is happier to meet Kerry than would be most American voters.


The man in blue dropped by, presumably to discuss migration and other issues — with maybe a nod or two towards the evils of capitalism and trickle-down?

Sweet: Trump, Clinton campaign teams brawl | Chicago Sun-Times


Lynn Sweet declares as settled fact what’s open to discussion.

Bannon is part of a right-wing movement known as the “alt-right,” a home for white nationalists who are, invited or not, a part of Trump’s winning coalition.

Bannon will be a chief strategist and senior counselor in the Trump White House, as the “alt-right,” with its white supremacist elements, is entering the political mainstream.

An in-my-opinion or two is missing (for what’s bold-faced), unless it’s a between-us-chickens moment for most of her newsie colleagues, not something for a supposed general audience.

Source: Sweet: Trump, Clinton campaign teams brawl | Chicago Sun-Times

Will be checking this site out now and then for “nerdy news”

DPNews is a blog, containing nerdy news, reviews and background information. The blog focuses on current films and the coverage of their development, but also features all kinds of reports concerni…

Source: About

Before running, or driving, amok on the OSU campus, this reportedly pious Muslim, worried about being unable to pray on campus . . .

” . . . relied on God. I went over to the corner and just prayed.”

And then drove amok.

Tell me, please, if that’s good Muslim theology. Where did he get that idea?