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Antifragile. The Book.

Saturday, September 21st, 2013, by

There are maybe two people who have figured out the direction of our global economy.  One is George Gilder, who wrote the groundbreaking “Wealth and Poverty” some thirty years ago, and has recently published his opus “Knowledge and Power”.  His newest book will be the subject of a future post, once I’ve finished it.  But […]

These Guys Just Don’t Have A Clue

Saturday, July 6th, 2013, by

By now you’ve heard the news…the latest retreat from full enforcement of the laughably named “Affordable Health Care Act”. For those of you who have learned to tune out the national discourse on this dismal piece of legislation, there was an especially onerous provision that mandated employer paid health care on every company that had […]

Taking the Plunge After Cutting the Cord

Monday, May 27th, 2013, by

This holiday weekend has me thinking about the vastly different world we are passing on to our children and grandchildren. The question that was asked of young men in my generation was…”what branch of the military did you serve in?”.  Since the draft was abolished forty years ago, the question has no real meaning today.  […]

The Inefficiencies of the Efficient Markey Theory

Saturday, May 18th, 2013, by

The Nobel Prize committee may be having second thoughts on all the prizes awarded to economists these past several decades. And while we are on the topic, let’s remember that there are Nobel Prizes awarded in areas where scientific discovery is justified. I’m thinking of the prizes in medicine, physics and mathematics. But then we […]

Wage Stagnation: It’s More Complicated Than You Thought

Saturday, April 13th, 2013, by

If there is a dominant theme underlying the malaise facing most working families, it’s the sense that they are losing ground economically.  It’s why the 99% so resent the 1%. One marker stands out…the relative stagnation of wages, which have hovered at, and recently under, the median $50,000 family wage level for over a decade […]

March Madness…Not Hoops…The Sequester

Saturday, March 30th, 2013, by

Here we go again. The administration is in a snit, because it is being held accountable for last year’s grand bargain, which has resulted in the so called sequester.  This is not a cut in baseline spending, but rather a reduction in the rate of increase.  And to make sure that the public gets a […]

Watching a Train Wreck in Slow Motion

Saturday, March 16th, 2013, by

When Casey Stengel was manager of the baseball Mets, back in their early and hapless formative years, he was heard to lament…”Can’t anyone here play this game?” Which is prologue for the unforeseen consequences that are now fully evident from the onset of Obamacare….actions that were predicted in full back in 2010 and now are […]

The Best and Greatest Community Resource: Your Local Library

Thursday, February 21st, 2013, by

Something is very wrong with this picture. You’ve seen it every time Apple comes out with a new version of one of their core products…the long lines in front of their stores, with some camping out overnight, to be among the first to…what…just to buy a consumer electronics product? Don’t get me wrong.  I love […]