Category Archives: World Economics

Things pertaining to the global economy and geopolitics.

Baumol Cost Disease? I’m Not Convinced…

Baumol and Baumol’s Cost Disease. I’m not convinced… Continue reading

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Why Robot Labor Is Disruptive But Not Catastrophic

Robotic labor will be disruptive in some industries, but we have had many such disruptive transitions in economic history and handled them well. I explore why, and what kinds of things enter into this decision space and push to the conclusion. Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Officially Begins

Puerto Rico now in Bankruptcy Court. Continue reading

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Venezuela – how to collapse an economy in 5 easy lessons…

Some comments on how to collapse an economy using Venezuela as the present poster child. Continue reading

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Venezuela: Even Fellow Socialists in S.A. Embarrassed

Other South American States think Maduro is a problem… and that’s saying something. Continue reading

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Mechanical Grape Harvester Day!

Let’s hear a great cheer for Cesar Chavez and the Mechanical Harvester Day! Continue reading

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Egypt – Part 4 Revolution Redux?

Is Egypt warming up for a repeat of the repeat of the repeat of the revolt on food prices and oppression? Continue reading

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