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A Keynesian World

“In the long run, we are all dead.” – John Maynard Keynes

For 50 years there has been an effort to find an alternative to or discredit Keynesianism in economics but more so in politics.

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A prospector is someone looking for mineral deposits.  Prospectors are usually after gold. A prospector is a type of explorer: one with a specific purpose. 779 more words

Magician of the Week #32: Hermann Homar

This week’s magician, Hermann Homar, was a Kansas native who, after traveling the United States, settled in Chicago, where he performed as “The Wizard of the West”. 185 more words

20th Century

My Scott O'Dell Award Challenge: Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

This month’s book for My Scott O’Dell Award Challenge is the 2012 winner, Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos.

The story is set in the historical town of Norvelt during the summer of 1962, when 11-year-old Jack spends lots of time reading a set of history books, digging a fake bomb shelter for his dad, trying to keep his nose from bleeding, and helping his elderly neighbor write obituaries for the original homesteaders of Norvelt who may not be dying of natural causes. 461 more words


Political History Tuesday: Herbert Hoover--The Ride from Top to Bottom

Herbert Hoover became the bogey man of the Great Depression of the 1930s, but he had much prior success before he got dragged through the mud of the Depression. 441 more words

Presidential Elections

Heber & Caroline A Love Story - Letter Seven - 5/24/1924

When our mother passed away I was going through her things and found a stack of letters written by my maternal grandfather Heber to my maternal grandmother Caroline (aka Carrie). 347 more words


A Historical Framing of Bonnie and Clyde

On the 23rd of 1934, Dallas outlaws and robbers Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow were ambushed by police and killed in Bienville Parish, Black Lake, Louisiana. 858 more words