Thursday, December 15, 2016


Although I hear loud criticism of the fact that the President Elect, Donald Trump is allowing his family, who are partners in his business ventures, to sit in on his official discussions with private sector interests, it should be remembered that there is ample evidence of Presidents blending private family business with Government functions.  For example, during the 20th Century, both the Trujillo family of the Dominican Republic and the Samozas of Nicaragua ran both countries as family businesses for many years, successfully, at least for the families. 


  1. Point taken ... but then, how did those two examples turn out? I would hope that there are enough statesmen left in congress to prevent a similar occurrence in the USA. A corrupt businessman should be expected to also be a corrupt politician. Here's a thought concerning corruption:

    "Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country." ~ Karl Kraus

  2. REALLY?!?! How avant-guarde! Who would have thunk that these august families would become the role models of our exceptionalism.