About Cebes

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Retired civil servant, golf whenever I can.  Swim every other day before golf. Live in the Metro D.C. area..never got Potomac fever.

Love to read, watch CSI, 24, reruns of the Godfather, Citizen Cane, To Kill a Mockingbird, Casablanca, Room at the Top, and other classics.

Passionate about: 1. using ocean energy as the ultimate solution to renewable, clean energy and global warming issues. 2.We need to tax what we do the most and that is consume. A graduated/modified income/consumption tax would resolve much of our revenue generation/allocation of resources problems.  Particularly given the skewedness in income distribution and the growing regressiveness in the so-called progressive income tax that now suffocates the middle class.


Location: United States
Primary occupation: Economist
Dream occupation: President of US
Hometown: Saratoga Springs
Schools attended: St. Peter's Academy, Lemoyne College, U. Dayton, GWU
I like: Root Beer Floats, Merle Haggard, Ray Charles, Bonny Raitt, Gladys Knight, The Temptations, The Ojays, Luther, Prysock, Earl Bostic, Nancy Wilson, Tina, Dolly Parton
Favorite writers: Ravi Batra, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Thom Hartman, Paul Krugman, Mike Beschloss
Favorite books: Greenspan's Fraud,Team of Rivals, Screwed, Return of Depression Economics, The Conquerors, Fateful Choices, Ian Kershaw; In The Ruins of Empire, Ron Spector
Favorite newspapers: Christian Science Monitor
Favorite magazines: The Economist, The Nation
Favorite music: Country, Blues, Kansas City Blues, Piano Solo Classics
Favorite movies: Citizen Kane, The Godfather Series, One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock, To Kill A Mockingbird
Favorite TV shows: PBS News, BBC News, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, CSI:Miami
Favorite teams: NA
Favorite quote: In the absence of freedom there is no creativity, in the absence of creativity, there is no progress. R. Bostick
Gender: Male
Religion: NA
Political affiliations: unaligned, trending left

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