Category Archives: Economics

War Is Not Good For The Economy

I’ve written my last few posts about the military industrial complex and how many of our Congressmen have been convinced that spending vast amounts of money on the military is good for the economy.  In some very complicated ways, I … Continue reading

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The Permanent War Economy And Military Keynesianism

In this post I’m going to try to briefly explain why U.S. involvement in the Middle East is not going to end anytime soon.  To understand what’s actually going on, we have to go back to the Great Depression in … Continue reading

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The Military Industrial Complex And Me

When I first graduated high school, I was extremely ambitious.  I had this dream of starting up my own company, building it all from the ground up, and had daydreams of how it was going to be this exciting adventure. … Continue reading

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How Massive Inequality Happens

Recently a French economist named Thomas Pikkety wrote a book called Capital In The Twenty-First Century.  It’s been getting a lot of positive reviews.  He tracks the overall dynamics that lead to vast accumulations of wealth and capital.  After carefully … Continue reading

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Japan’s Birth-Rate Plummets

Over the years, I’ve often talked about how technology is displacing workers and reshaping the way we interact with one another.  I mentioned a new movie which comes on January 10th, Her, where people are all immersed in conversations with … Continue reading

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