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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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The FU Factor

A small Rant about the common ground of Makers and Takers and how it has usually ended badly and how as someone who does remember history I’d rather not repeat that process. I also add “Sucker” to the types in addition to makers and takers… Continue reading

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Smoothing Data and not Distorting Data

A very interesting paper on “Differentiating Noisy Non-Smooth Data” and a nice online text book for doing Forecasting using R examples. Continue reading

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