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War Is Not Good For The Economy

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

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 suppose it can spur on innovation, but there are way better ways of going about […]

The Permanent War Economy And Military Keynesianism

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

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 the 1930s. If you study mainstream economics, as the Great Depression went on and on, […]

The Military Industrial Complex And Me

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

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.  Things didn’t really pan out how I’d hoped, and I later became rather disillusioned about […]

How Massive Inequality Happens

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

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 analyzing datasets over twenty countries which span centuries, he concludes that absent major political change, […]

Japan’s Birth-Rate Plummets

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

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 their computers and no longer interact with each other.  While our technological advances are bringing […]

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