Category Archives: Ecomomics

GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

The economy: Trump’s tax reform is a pipe dream;  stocks will drop 45% – 70% (David Stockman, President Reagan’s Budget Director) (he’s right, you know – next time we see a crash) The culture: An art festival plans to erect … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Your selected helping of planetary events, reports and nonsense: Senate approvals of Trump appointments are lagging under GOP leadership? (Report) (Yup) High tech (relatively) hiding in ancient Egypt (Report) (Stone working we can’t match today …) Science: Reflecting the ongoing … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

The climate: A U.S. government whistleblower revealed that government climate data used at the recent U.N. Paris climate conference were “adjusted”. (Report) Prosecuted for $12 internet sale of homemade ceviche, a woman will perform 80 hours of community service. (We … Continue reading

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Central Bank Snake Oil Persists …

 Central banks keep trying stimulus strategies that don’t work. Of course variations on government spending of money extracted from the economy cannot stimulate said economy. Government creates no wealth; it is the ultimate consumer of wealth. Government cannot stimulate an … Continue reading

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Trump, Clinton and Hobson

Both the clowns chasing the U.S. presidency  like zombies sighting raw brains have lifted off from economics into flights of politics. Neither is even trying to sell reality anymore, probably assuming that their audience of public school graduates and dropouts … Continue reading

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What Is A War On Terrorism, Anyway?

What is the United States “War on Terrorism?” Answer: A Bush Administration propaganda term.  What was the “War on Poverty?” Answer: A Johnson Administration propaganda term. The two share other qualities as well, both have been corrupt, both have been … Continue reading

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Voters, Voting and “A Sucker Is Born Every Minute.”

Hackers have succeeded in attacking: The Federal government, several big banks, credit card companies, major corporations, the Vatican, and  innumerable private computers. Most voting these days is by machines. Who counts the votes?  How? Curious, seems to us, that many … Continue reading

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