Category Archives: Economics

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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U.S. National Debt and The Deficit

The United States national debt is at roughly $17.2 trillion dollars and growing every day.  A lot of us are asking how we got in this fiscal mess, and things are getting pretty heated.  I’ll try to shed a little … Continue reading

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Technological Unemployment: The Jobless Recovery

The CBS program 60 minutes just recently featured two MIT economists who addressed why unemployment has been so stubborn.  Millions of workers are being displaced by technology, whether it be robots, software, or algorithms.  They’re projecting that within a few … Continue reading

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How Bad Is Wealth Inequality?

It’s much worse than you think, believe me.  You probably didn’t know that 80% of all Americans only have 7% of all the wealth.  The top 1% have 40% of the wealth.  The average CEO makes 380 times the salary … Continue reading

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Charts I Don’t Like

For whatever reason, I’m in the mood to walk you through a bunch of charts I don’t like.  As you look at each one, you should feel terrible and depressed.   Just giving you a heads up, that’s all. First … Continue reading

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