Category Archives: Economy

What’s Not To Like?

Killing me softly, killing me softly, with his song… –Roberta Flack It’s September 14th. Cindy’s birthday is the 18th. I think, “You know what? I’d love to give her the new Amazon 8″ Kindle Fire with built-in Alexa.” Did I … Continue reading

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Bubble in Galilee

…these are days of lasers in the jungle, lasers in the jungle somewhere, staccato signals of constant information, a loose affiliation of millionaires and billionaires and baby… —Paul Simon, The Boy in the Bubble Capitalism sucks. It purports to be … Continue reading

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In Plain View

There is superstition, writing on the wall …in letters ten feet tall –Stevie Wonder If the market cracks big time (as you and I expect), every frickin’ economist on Wall Street will say, Nobody saw this coming! Really. When surveyed this … Continue reading

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The Truth Problem

Since Plato, Western thought and the theory of knowledge have focused on the notions of True-False; as commendable as it was, it is high time to shift the concern to Robust-Fragile, and social epistemology to the more serious  problem of … Continue reading

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The Bubble Of The Sociopaths

…Or the brightness in the memory of the failed hotel where the waiters in their immaculate white uniforms were barefoot… —Gilbert Spring of 2000 looked for all the world to me like the popping of a huge stock market bubble, an overdue event that had … Continue reading

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Wishes Granted…Unfortunately

Follow @ESSAYSrodroth El clavo que sobresale siempre recibe un martillazo (The nail that sticks out always gets hit by a hammer) It will be said that the historic disparity between the real economy, which is slipping fast, and the fantastically expensive market, is the Fed’s … Continue reading

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Out of Left Field

 For every subtle and complicated question, there is a perfectly simple and straightforward answer, which is wrong —H.L. Mencken Cindy and I did our best. We tried to do our part to consume our fair share of gasoline to keep the only … Continue reading

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Shell Game

Nasrudin stood up in the marketplace and started to address the throng. “O my people! Do all of you really want knowledge without difficulty, truth without falsehood, great attainment without effort, progress without sacrifice?” Very soon a very large crowd … Continue reading

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Essay on a Boring Subject

This is gonna suck: 538 words about another frickin’ bubble in the debt market. I would rather eat glass than even think about it. If you feel the same, just peer at the chart below and then head off for … Continue reading

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On Why I Think What I Think

Our reality-based assignment is the intelligent management of contraction. –Kunstler Well, look, it was the party to end all in the late nineties, and we were so caught up in the excitement that we took it all as normal behavior. … Continue reading

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