Monthly Archives: January 2018

Positive Economics And International Trade

It seems to me…. “The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.” ~ Thomas … Continue reading

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The Middle-East Conundrum

It seems to me…. “If we’ve learned anything from 15 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s that local people and nations have to secure their own communities. We can help them, and we should, but we cannot substitute … Continue reading

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Productivity Growth

It seems to me…. “Productivity and the growth of productivity must be the first economic consideration at all times, not the last. That is the source of technological innovation, jobs, and wealth.” ~ William E. Simon[1]. Productivity growth, which is … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, AI, AI, Artificial, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Automation, Compensation, Economy, Education, Energy, Globalization, Income, Income, Industrial Revolution, Inequality, Inequality, Inequality, Intelligence, Internet, Internet of Things, Internet of Things, Internet of Things, IoT, IoT, IoT, Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Off-Shoring, Off-Shoring, Postindustrial, Productivity, Productivity, Robotics, Robotics, Steam Engine, Technology, Wages, Wages, Wages | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Survival Limitations

It seems to me… “This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper.” ~ T. S. Eliot (The Hollow Men). Everyone … Continue reading

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