Monthly Archives: October 2019

GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Our current lot: Syria: A spotlight on a complex reality (Article) (Recommended for those interested in Middle East) Pakistan: Trying to be fierce when you’re broke (Article) The economy: Negative interest rates are a destructive political illusion (Article) Corruption: Politicized … Continue reading

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FIGURE SKATING vs ECONOMICS and GOVERNMENT

Using the visible trails left by skates traveling over ice, early figure skaters competed on frozen ponds and rivers at drawing diagrams in front of judges. Given the conditions, those judges were usually the only people watching and  the competitors … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

From this week: Power outag policy in California the new normal? (Declining living standards?) California adopts gun seizure law applicable to scary people? (Report) (2nd Amendment R.I.P.) California public universities must now dispense abortion drugs? (Report) Ecuador reduced fuel subsidy … Continue reading

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THAT UAW STRIKE AT GENERAL MOTORS

It is indeed striking to see the UAW demand higher wages from a manufacturer that now sells more cars in China than in the U.S. and that is experiencing a current decline in auto sales. It seems even more noteworthy … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorredted)

The weekly selection: Iraq: Police snipers shooting protesters as unrest mounts (Report) (Corruption, poor services, unemployment) The economy: European Central Bank attacked by safely retired bankers (Article) China: How to steal industrialization and progress (Article) More China: Citizens will have … Continue reading

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THAT UAW STRIKE AT GENERAL MOTORS

It is indeed striking to see the UAW demand higher wages from a manufacturer that now sells more cars in China than in the U.S. and that is experiencing a current decline in auto sales. It seems even more noteworthy … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week: The culture: New York City imposing speech censorship? (Report) The economy: U.S. states’ debt: can you afford your share of your stat’s obligations? (Article) More economy: 40 states lack money to pay their bills (Primarily pensions) The … Continue reading

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