Category Archives: Economics

Faith-based Politics

Dang. I know it’s not polite to brag, I told you so, but I just can’t help it. For most of the last four years I’ve been blogging, progressives (a group I admit having joined in the process) have been … Continue reading

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On Money

Money is something we take for granted, but economics is complicated and it’s not as intuitive as it seems. I’m no economist, my background is engineering, but since I’ve been blogging on politics I’ve realized that misconceptions about money and … Continue reading

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There but for the grace of God . . .

As readers of this blog with an interest in economics will know, the Republican-controlled House recently passed a bill slashing funds for the food-stamp program by $40 billion over the next ten years.  The reasons given by conservatives included “costs … Continue reading

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What The Future Looks Like

The future is getting closer all the time, and it looks like . . . machines.  And something else, which I will get to later on here. The development of machines to expand productivity is of course an old story.  … Continue reading

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Major Economic Oops!

Who was right and who was wrong about the Great Recession and how to deal with it, Republicans or Democrats?  Henry Blodget has an opinion on that, an opinion buttressed with facts. Blodget is a former senior equity research analyst … Continue reading

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The Chargemaster

One of the several magazines I subscribe to is Time. It’s skinnier than it used to be and it doesn’t provide as extensive a coverage of the nation’s culture as it used to aspire doing, but it does produce writing … Continue reading

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The Morality Of Debt

Debt.  The common view is that it’s reasonable to incur some debt during the journey from adolescence to dotage. “Anonymous” called my attention to the subject when she commented this afternoon on a post The Erstwhile Conservative had about it … Continue reading

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