Tag Archives: economics

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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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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Is it time to buy, or sell, or what?

A review of the market condition for stocks at a macro level, and retrospective on stock timing of the Trump Election. Continue reading

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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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