Author Archives: Jack Curtis

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much)

GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

This week: China: Economy going scary? (Article) Corruption: Puerto Rico governor and officials nailed? (Report) Immigration: Klobuchar (D) says Trump’s ICE raids are distraction from amending immigration laws (Report) (Seems likely) The economy: U.S. housing costs inflation far outstrips income … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Gathered from the week: The economy: 55 African nations will create a “free trade zone”? (Report) (Better than tariffs ..) More economy: Debunking the myth of a tight U.S. labor market (Article) Still More economy: Facebook to compete with governments … Continue reading

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A TALE of TWO COUNTRIES

Communist China abandoned socialism overnight to head off the economic collapse then overtaking its Communist sibling, the Soviet Union. The traditional one party government and its police state remained in charge by handing much of the economy into private hands, … Continue reading

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IMMIGRATION INTO NORTH AMERICA

  Some scholars assure us that no one lived in North America much before some 15,000 years ago and that the Clovis culture from shortly after that time represents the continent’s first inhabitants. We don’t know whether 97% of scientists … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week: The war on the internet: A new Senate bill would make websites legally responsible for users’ posts (Report) The culture: Protected vultures killing livestock on Kentucky farms? (Report) (Like protected wolves in New Mexico) The Culture: The … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE …(Politically Uncorrected)

From the week: Unstoppable hypersonic missiles: A new arms race (Article) Cyberwar: U.S. ramps up attacks on other countries (Article) U.S. border: Warrantless searches of journalists’ devices (Report) Science: DNA-edited human baby secretly born in China? (Report) The culture: Obama … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Garnered from the week: Sabotage: U.S. and other governments planting sleeper malware in each other’s power grids? (Report) China: Continuing cyberattack espionage (Report) Giant power outage hit Argentina, Uruguay and others (Report) Israel: Wife of Prime Minister convicted of corruption … Continue reading

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