GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:

The pandemic: Sworn expert testimony on the virus and vaccines (Report)

Abortion: Clarity re the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision (Article)

Energy: Thousands to withhold payment of U.,K. electric bills as prices soar (Report)

NATO: Growing cost of increasing dependence upon Russia (Article)

North Korea: Will Biden squeeze Chinese banks to limit Pyongyang nuclear threats? (Article)

Taiwan: A U.S. vital semiconductor source? (Article)

The war on Cash: U.S. Congressfolk now push a digital dollar in public (Report)

Science: Our working model of the universe isn’t standing up to new observations (Report)

U.S. Congress: The “Inflation Reduction Act”: Winners/Losers- (Article) (More) (List of impacts)

Ukraine: Corruption swallowing scandalous portion of shipped U.S. weapons (Report)

Space: Dangerous pieces of space junk falling (Report)

 The war on cash: Australia working to launch digital currency (Report)

Somalia: Update (Article)

South China Sea: China’s illegal water grab continues (Article)

U.S. Census Report: U.S. median household income declined almost 3% in 2021 (Report) (Reminder)

Mathematics: A breakthrough for Pell equations (Report)

Mexico: Extreme northern drought threatens beer industry (Report)

Greenland: An interesting sidelight on energy politics (Article)

European Union: Western drought hits transportation and water supply (Report)

China et al: Update (Article)

Mozambique: Update (Article)

Science: We inherit more than we thought (Article)

More Science: Using DNA in microelectronics (Report)

Still More Science: Physics advancing by combining experiment with theory (Article)

U.S. Politics: An evaluation of the D.O.J.’s pursuit of Trump (Article)

Mexico: Cartel war brings tourist warnings amid public violence (Report)

Germany: Diminishing Rhine update (Report)

The U.S. Dollar: Game over, expect the worst (Article) (Recommended)

U.S. Elections: Investigators find New York voter roll tampering to provide fraud (Report)

 More U.S. Elections: Investigations find fraud in Michigan, New Mexico and Arizona (Report)

Chicago: 8 dead, 46 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested after entering a woman’s home uninvited (Report)


EDITORIAL:         Politicians Reanimating A Long Dead, Failed Economist

                Thomas Malthus died in 1834; his economic theory that population growth outstrips food production died with the onset of mechanized agriculture though his Bath Abbey, U.K. grave still draws traffic. His modern, mostly unaware acolytes preach that earth is overpopulated, food production and fossil energy are poisoning the atmosphere. They want and intend with their “Great Reset” to provide a smaller population leading simper lives. Their intended resetting tool is of course, government. Europe and North America are obviously primary targets. “The United States must come down, so the rest of the world can rise” is a mantra and unfortunately, a simultaneous denial of the possibility of progress. The unstated reality is ancient: The masses must recede so that the the few may maintain their privileged presence.       These folk are the cultural heirs of China’s Ming Dynasty that froze progress in the world’s most advanced civilization, laying it supine before the arriving Europeans who caught up with and then surpassed it. They are also the current heirs of the collectivists whose failed doctrinecollapsed the Soviets and China discarded in favor of its recent advances. As did the Ming Emperor and the Communists, our current visionaries would themselves define the most desirable human behavior and use government to impose it upon the world. As human behavior arises in human DNA rather than in human governments, such attempts may produce obedient slaves but they cannot alter the behaviors of free citizens … and only free citizens have ever been reliably productive. The “Great Reset” would be more honestly named: “The Great Retreat”.

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much) Couple of degrees in government, a few medals in figure skating; just reading and suspicion for economics ...
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