Category Archives: Economics

Social Security Deferments: Playing Off One Entitlement Against The Other

If — rather than investing in a social security — one were allowed to invest in their future? As education is the best form of social security, why not make the most of it? Continue reading

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Scientific American: The World Really Could Go Nuclear

So if you really care about the environment, go nuclear? Based on numbers pulled by the research team from the experience of Sweden and France and scaled up to the globe, a best-case scenario for conversion to 100 percent nuclear … Continue reading

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Around The World In 10 Minutes

Andrei Rublev — which if you haven’t seen the film, you ought to. One of the most things your humble writer faces from time to time is that there’s so much quality stuff out there: arts, culture, politics, and books. … Continue reading

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Luddites Rejoice! The Book Survives!

Or more accurately, why low tech is the new tech: It wasn’t meant to be this way. When ebooks took off in the mid-Noughties, many foresaw the death of the printed variety that has dominated the market for 600 years, … Continue reading

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On Evangelii Gaudium

Pope Francis is not a pope for those used to the styles of Pope John Paul II or Pope Benedict XVI, nor will Francis be the pope many progressives were desperately hoping for in some sort of unfaithful adaptation of Pope John XXIII. Instead, Pope Francis is proving to be very much in keeping with his namesakes — St. Francis of Assisi and St. Francis Xavier. Continue reading

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NYT: America’s Leftward Tilt?

You can tell already when the New York Times is backpedaling on an eventual Romney win the weekend before the election: If Mr. Romney wins and wants a second term, he would be wise to wed an economic narrative about … Continue reading

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Rick Santelli: GDP Numbers Are “Depressingly Weak”

There’s the Obama recovery for ya…. CNBC has more on the math.  So what’s the problem here?  Three things: 1.  The federal budget isn’t sorted out.  Until small businesses and large banks can rest assured that the federal government isn’t … Continue reading

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Great Ad, Unfortunate Name

Great ad that doubles down on the 47% (thought others are admirably attempting to play it off as a reaction to fallout — if hitting a pinata and watching the candy come out is the definition of “fallout”), though I … Continue reading

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Your Three Minutes of Civilization

Courtesy of the Jesuit Reductions of Paraguay… It’s really too bad more hasn’t been written about the Jesuit Reductions: The singular nature of the Reductions has roused the interest and admiration of numerous thinkers, philosophers, historians, economists, and explorers to … Continue reading

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From the Ruins of Empire

Fort Zeelandia, Taiwan OK, I have an ulterior motive for writing this… not just because it looked interesting on the Arts & Letters Daily website — which if you are not reading, you are doing yourself a tremendous disservice — … Continue reading

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