hi all, economics news last half year or so has been dominated by tax reform bill. in a word, yikes!
have been blogging on these topics for years, and every year it seems the headlines are more extreme. am trying to find some positive things to say. the public does seem to be more tuned into these issues than years ago, and maybe economics is starting to shift the political dialog into more egalitarian/ populist direcitons. there is finally some widespread acknowledgement about the…Continue
hi all, saw loriannes post re site gyrations/ commotions, am really bummed about all that. would really hate to see this site go. but yeah, blogging is not what it used to be eh? and us oldtimers have seen a lot of history... go "down the tubes". it looks like anyway the "commentariat" has all moved to social media like facebook and twitter. yikes! just signed up to Medium to see…Continue
hi all. as one of my favorite modern authors hedges wrote in his book, "war is a force that gives us meaning". hedges is highly educated, a sharp/ cutting/ acute/ piercing critic of the "institutionalized insanity" of modern society along the lines of Gore Vidal, and writes about war and economics, coincidentally some of my own areas of focus.
ISIS was a fearsome force the last few years and the tabloid headlines were very scary. ISIS is one of the most feared modern terrorist…Continue
hi all, manafort is a shady character, but at times he seems like the least shady character in this whole big mess. one might say the (Neo) Swamp™, but that would be ironic.
manafort has connections to the prior corrupt yanukovych govt of ukraine. hes a fallen president, and widely agreed to be corrupt. but my question is, is this "regime change" (in the anodyne talk of washington) merely/ really a falling out among thieves? or a turf war by two world mafias? the ukrainian…Continue