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28 Dec 2017 – This blog has been terminated, owing to lack of reader interest. Advertisements

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It’s still silly

I don’t know if this writer has heard of MMT, but he calls for an MMT-style “jobs guarantee.” It remains as silly as ever. Lately some have promoted the notion of a Universal Basic Income (UBI). To the extent that … Continue reading

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Who is to blame?

Our personal situation is a product of [1] our environment and [2] our own choices and attitudes. If we ascribe primary importance to one or the other (as opposed to both) we are a bullshitter. Right-wing bullshitters claim that everything … Continue reading

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Clarity please

Failure to think and speak clearly is a major reason why we have rich and poor.  Yes, it really is that simple. Consider the 90-second video below by Matthew Yglesias of the Vox blog. The video is mostly correct, but … Continue reading

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Somebody make him stop

I must be very brief today, since I have a number of personal tasks to perform. Paul Ryan said on CBS This Morning that, “We have to cut entitlements; otherwise we can’t really get a handle on our future fake … Continue reading

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A typical betrayal

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno spent his life pretending to be a leftist (he was even named after Vladimir Lenin), and did an about-face as soon as he was elected president in April 2017. Everything Moreno opposed he now supports. As vice president … Continue reading

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Russia-gate explained

Would people believe the item at right without any proof or evidence? Perhaps. Many people believe in Russia-gate without any proof or evidence. In fact, as I’ll discuss below, people believe in Russia-gate because there is no proof or evidence. … Continue reading

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