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I've Got Plenty To Be Thankful For

Despite a lifetime of being inculcated with cynicism toward national holidays, it still behooves me to pause this Thanksgiving to give thanks for the good things around me, especially the people. 435 more words

Economics

How Not to Save the Planet - Naomi Klein's "This Changes Everything"

Globalization. Trade. Market Economics. Capitalism. Corporations. Economic growth. Writer Naomi Klein hates it all. Her book, This Changes Everything, argues that global warming’s terrible effects require junking that “neoliberalism,” for a different and more humane economic model. 1,041 more words

Politics

Richard Posner on warrantless surveillance

Judge Richard Posner, an esteemed jurist and author, defends the NSA warrantless wiretaps program in The New Republic (registration required).

If I understand the judge correctly, he says that the program may well be illegal if it violages FISA, but that the important issue is whether it is effective and necessary. 1,817 more words

Economic Warfare

By Michael Cadet

Protest, property damage, anger, frustration, and hopelessness sum up the events that took place in Ferguson, Mo  and numerous cities across America. This blog was created to discuss all financial matters and the heart of this issue of police brutality and injustice is simple: economics. 806 more words

America

It now takes a PhD degree to understand the Fed statements!

A friend sent me this article. The upshot is that it is becoming increasingly more difficult to understand the statements issued by the Federal Reserve. 188 more words

Economics

Women and Markets in North Korea

From Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea, by Barbara Demick (Spiegel & Grau, 2009), Kindle Loc. 2445-2482:

For the first time, the markets stocked household goods so cheap even North Koreans could buy them.

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Korea

The Difference Between Policy and Ideology

This video aired in mid 2012, so things have changed some since then.

One of the things that have changed is the fact that Ron Paul, Peter Schiff and all the other persons warning about skyrocketing inflation were proven wrong. 565 more words

Paul Krugman