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Fed official says low unemployment is dangerous

Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, said it may be necessary to raise interest rates if the unemployment rate falls below 6.1 percent because low unemployment could lead to higher wages. 239 more words

Economy And Business

The war for living space

Source: Tom the Dancing Bug Blog.

I don’t think the discomfort of airline flight discomforts me as much as it does most people.

The night before I go on an airplane trip, I stay up as late as I can so that I doze all through my airplane flight. 43 more words


Prosperity for whom?

This chart shows that during the Obama administration, the United States has had an economic expansion in which the vast majority of the population lost income.   219 more words

The 1% And The 99%

David Graeber on funding scientific research

Common sense suggests that if you want to maximize scientific creativity, you find some bright people, give them the resources they need to pursue whatever idea comes into their heads, and then leave them alone.

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The new normal: Links & comments 7/21/14

There Are Social and Political Benefits to Having Friends by David Brooks for the New York Times.  (Hat tip to Hal Bauer)

David Brooks argued for the benefits of friendship, especially how good friends bring out the best in each other.  170 more words


Finding the Gift after Loss

The epic journey of an emerging author:
Last week I wrote the afterword, this week I’m in tears writing the acknowledgment page. So many people believed in me more than I believed in myself. 82 more words

The New Normal


So you have found my blog.  I do not know if that is a blessing for you or simply a confusing twist in the time space continuum.   447 more words

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