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This might explain Everything about the Mess we're in

In the United States, 86 million full-time private sector employees “sustain” 147 million “benefit-takers”. The 16 million government employees who also comprise the American workforce don’t count as “sustainers” for the “takers”, because the government doesn’t actually… 95 more words

Government Intrusion

Free Market v Communism: Flooding in Berlin

Parts of Berlin are now suffering the effects of a rising water table which has increased in places to just 2.5 metres below ground level. What is interesting is that there seems to be a correlation between the political ideology and the water level. 277 more words

Externalities

Evening The Playing Field

I was raised in a conservative family and honestly I agree with a lot of the capitalist, free market, pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps principles. But as I learned in econ class, these ideas are based on imaginary models. 691 more words

Econ: Tools of Monetary Policy

     The Fed has a number of monetary tools available to change the money supply and interest rates to affect real output, employment, and price levels. 307 more words

Monetary Policy

Creating the future

I’m deep into writing d4 now, and am finding that it has an underlying connection with my second novel y1. This doesn’t surprise me, I always saw the second three novels in the collection 46.Ascending as being an “octave up”, if you will, from the first three books. 365 more words

D4

The Most Profitable Gas in the World

The Most Profitable Gas in the World

By Robert Bensh | Tue, 01 April 2014 23:29 | 0

There is only one certainty in Ukraine: The energy sector must and will be transformed, and how long this takes will depend on who ends up in the driver’s seat and how serious they are about becoming a part of Europe and reducing dependence on Russia. 540 more words

Economic Systems

“It is now easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism.”

- Frederic Jameson

Thinking about the world without capitalism is impossible.

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