So, The Happy Capitalist has been on a little hiatus. Okay, not so little. It's been a year and a half. Everyone needs a little time off, right?
Anyway, this seems to be a good time to bring back The Happy Capitalist as American capitalism and it's future are in question. We are caught in the midst of a painful recession, the likes of which have not been seen since the early 1980s. Our new President believes that the way out is through massive government spending in the form of bailouts, social programs and the nationalization of American businesses. His administration is rapidly moving away from the basic tenets of capitalism and individual productivity and responsibility.
In posts that follow we'll take a good hard look at Obama's programs and the other goings-on in his administration with a critical eye. We'll explore how the U.S. and global economies got to this point and who's responsible, anyway. We'll follow economic news, the stock market and changes in taxes, Social Security, Medicare and housing. It should be fun.