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Hollywood’s Love Of Fascism

Mussolini was celebrated by Hollywood and by FDR in the early 30s. He even got a cameo in a Hollywood movie of the time (which Title I can’t identify). Lately there has been an attempt to hide these attributes of Fascism and distance it from the origin in Socialism. Further, the particular brand of socialism as half way from Capitalism to Communism has made a return labeled “3rd Way Progressive”. Folks seem to have forgotten who coined the term (Mussolini). Also, some notes on “3rd Way” economics, its roots in Socialism via the Fascist brand of Socialism, and the present attempts at resurrection by the Clintons and Obama. Continue reading

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FUDing BrExit

F.U.D. is Fear Uncertainty and Doubt – a sales tactic used by I.B.M. a lot in the ’70s and still widely practiced in the world. BrExit is the British Exit from the E.U. Is there FUD about the economic impact of BREXIT? IMHO, demonstrably yes. Who does Britain trade with, and what do they trade? Who wins, who loses? Could it be Germany that loses and Britain that wins via BREXIT? Continue reading

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GDP, Government Growth, And The Incredible Power Of Stupid

A discussion of GDP in various flavors, the growth (or lack of it) in the economy, an economist named Cipolla and his view of the Incredible Power Of Stupid. GDP-Ex-Government tells a great truth. Continue reading

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The Cruelty Of Time and Writing

The impact of time and writing on personal relationships, and the cruelty of time’s arrow in a world of writing. Continue reading

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Why US Voters Are Angry, And Why The Economy Is Stagnant

Why are US voters so P.O’ed that they will take a Socialist Bernie or a Bully Trump over reasonable and balanced Establishment Candidates? Why is the economy stagnant despite nearly a decade of “stimulus”? The answer is seen easily in the simple fact that the average folks are worse off, not better. Continue reading

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China, Debt, Demographics

A small look at the Demographics as Destiny problem for China, with a sidelight on the USA / EU, and what Debt will do in that context. Continue reading

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Amdahl’s Law, Gustafson’s, Robots and Jobs

Why robotic labor is not an assault on human labor Continue reading

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