Category Archives: Debt

Recession Anxieties

It seems to me…. “Keynes’s contribution was not just to advocate spending government money in the middle of a recession. Every government had done that going back to the days of the Irish potato famine. What he gave to us … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Asia, Bonds, Brazil, Brexit, China, China, Daimler, Debt, Debt, Deficit, Deficit, Economic, economic growth, Economics, Economy, Employment, Europe, Europe, Factor Intensity, Federal Reserve, Federal Reserve, Financial, financial crisis, France, France, GDP, Germany, Germany, Gini Coefficient, Gini Coefficient, Gini Index, Globalization, Globalization, Great Britain, Great Britain, Gross Domestic Product, human capital, India, Inequality, Inequality, Iran, Iran, Italy, Italy, Japan, Japan, Jobs, Liquidity Crisis, Liquidity-Trap, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico, Michael Polanyi, NAIRU, National, Nestlé, Physical Capital, Post-Industrial, Productivity, Recession, Recession, Stimulus, Swizerland, Technology, Total Factor Productivity, Trade, Trump, Wages, Xi Jinping, Xi Jinping | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Universal Basic Income

It seems to me…. “A certain small income, sufficient for necessities, should be secured for all, whether they work or not.” ~ Bertrand Russell[1]. In the U.S. and some other nations; e.g., Finland, Netherlands, Kenya, and Canada (and in Alaska); … Continue reading

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The High Cost Of Education

It seems to me…. “Getting a college degree used to be free or low cost because, as a society, we saw providing higher education to young people as an investment – in them and in the future of our own … Continue reading

Posted in AACSB, ABET, Academia, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Bernie Sanders, Bernie Sanders, Brian Schatz, CHEA, China, College, College, College for All Act, Community, Community College, Cory Booker, Cost, Cost, Council for Higher Education Accreditation, Debt, Debt-Free College Act, Denmark, Department of Education, DoED, Education, Education, Education, Elizabeth Warren, France, France, Great Britain, Great Britain, India, K-12, K-16, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, National Association of Schools of Art and Design, National Association of Schools of Theatre, Scandinavia, STEM, Tuition, University, Veterans, Vocational | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lessons From The Past

It seems to me…. “The heart of the 2008 financial crisis was a coterie of reckless financial executives, working for too-big-to-fail financial companies, who were handsomely compensated for taking risks that almost ruined the economy when they failed.” ~ Gary … Continue reading

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Our Erroneous China Policy

It seems to me…. “So in terms of the global economic footprint, let’s just say China within the next decade and a bit is likely to emerge as the world’s largest economy. Obviously its foreign policy and security policy footprint … Continue reading

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The Last Real Republicans

It seems to me…. “Too often, it seems, conservatives have scorned experts as incompetent, biased, or otherwise worth ignoring because they came up with answers that didn’t fit their politically desired answer. Often, they proclaim experts have a liberal bias. … Continue reading

Posted in Asylum, Budget, Budget, Campaign, Conservatives, Debt, Debt, Deficit, Deficit, Deficit, Department of Education, Dwight Eisenhower, Eisenhower, Elections, Equal Pay, Fannie Mae, Federal Housing Administration, FHA, Freddie Mac, Government-Sponsored Entities, GSEs, Guatemala, Iran, Minimum Wage, National, New Deal, Paycheck Fairness Act, Platform, Presidential, Refugee, Republican, Ronald Reagan, Social Security, Taxes, Taxes, Taxes, Unemployment, Unions, Washington, Whig Party | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Cost Of Security

It seems to me…. “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” ~ Isaac Asimov[1], Foundation[2]. The U.S., like all other countries, claims to desire international amity. But good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace; it never can … Continue reading

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