Category Archives: Financial

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

Posted in Agriculture, AI, AI, Aira Caldera, Andromeda, Apis Mellifera, Artificial, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Cacogenics, Catastrophic, Chicxulub, Civilization, Climate, Climate Change, Communications, Crisis, Crops, Disaster, Disease, Drake Equation, Dysgenics, Economy, Employment, employment, Environment, Environment, Extinction, Extinction, Extinctions, Extraterrestrial, Farm Land, Farming, Farms, Finance, Frank Drake, Gini Coefficient, Gini Coefficient, Global Warming, Global Warming, Honeybees, Hypercane, Inequality, Inequality, Inequality, Jobs, Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyūshū, Lake Toba, Long Valley, Megacaldera, Nanotechnology, North Island, North Sumatra, Pandemic, Permian-Triassic, Plague, Siberian Traps, Society, Space, Stephen Hawking, Supervolcanoes, Taupo Volcano, Telomere, Termination Event, Threats, Unemployment, University of California – Santa Cruz, Valles Calderas, Volcanoes, War, Weather, Weather, Yellowstone | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tax Reform

It seems to me…. “Tax reform is taking the taxes off things that have been taxed in the past and putting taxes on things that haven’t been taxed before.” ~ Art Buchwald[1]. There currently is considerable discussion regarding tax reform … Continue reading

Posted in Ability-To-Pay Principle, Benefits Principle, Burden, Bush, California, Chile, Clinton, Consumption Tax, Deadweight Losses, Deficit, Deficit, ECON-101, Economics, economics, Economist, Education, Excise Tax, France, France, Healthcare, Highway Tolls, Income, Income Tax, Infrastructure, Kansas, Korea, Market Inefficiency, Mexico, Obama, OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Payroll Tax, Price Elasticity, Progressive Tax, Property Tax, Reagan, Sales Tax, Security, Tax, Tax Code, Tax Reform, Taxes, Taxes, Taxes, Transactions, Value-Added Tax, VAT, Wealth Tax | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Resurgence Of Racism

It seems to me…. “Hatred, racism, and extremism have no place in this country.” ~ Angela Merkel[1]. The last fifty years have been an unprecedented period of human rights progress in the U.S.: civil rights, women’s rights, minority rights, and … Continue reading

Posted in African-American, Alt-Religion, Bias, Bigotry, Bigotry, Caucasian, Charlottesville, Civil Rights, Civil Rights, Civil War, Confederacy, Detroit, Donald Trump, Economy, Education, Employment, Employment, Equality, Extremism, Extremism, Extremists, George Washington, Germany, House Freedom Caucus, human rights, Ideology, Immigrant, Inequality, Inequality, Jobs, Jobs, Ku Klux Klan, Ku Klux Klan, Michigan, minorities, Minority Rights, Nazi, Off-Shoring, Protest, Race, Race, racial bias, Racism, Religion, Robert E. Lee, Segregation, Sexual Acceptance, Slavery, Thomas Jefferson, Trump, Virginia, Walmart, Women’s Rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Divergent Views of National Institutions

It seems to me…. “The greatest failure is that although we have created institutions, we have not created a civil society.” ~ Paddy Ashdown[1]. Republicans and Democrats offer starkly different assessments of the impact of several of the nation’s leading … Continue reading

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Continuing Education

It seems to me…. “Community colleges provide higher education where people live, helping to build strong ladders of opportunity that allow people to secure a foothold in the middle class.” ~ Thomas Perez[1]. Our current education model with formal education … Continue reading

Posted in Arkansas, Assembly, Automation, Automation, Blue Collar, Blue-Collar, clerical, College, College, College, Community, Community College, Degree, Dentists, Donald Trump, Dropout, Education, Education, Education, Employment, Employment, employment, Funding, health care, Inequality, Inequality, Jobs, Jobs, K-12, K-16, Kentucky, Low-Income, Manufacturing, Middle-Income, minorities, Nurse, Nurses, Office, Online, Oregon, Pilots, Police, Public, Retraining, Retraining, Social Unrest, STEM, Student, Teachers, Technology, Technology, Tennessee, Training, Training, Trump, Tuition, Tuition, Tuition, Unemployment, Unemployment, Upper-Income | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Income, Wages, And Poverty

It seems to me…. “Inequality causes problems by creating fissures in societies, leaving those at the bottom feeling marginalized or disenfranchised.” ~ Nicholas Kristof[1]. Even with the economy continuing to expand and unemployment at its lowest point in ten years, … Continue reading

Posted in Automation, College, Debt, Economy, Education, Education, Employment, Employment, employment, Finance, Financial, GDP, High School, Income, Inequality, Inequality, Inequality, Inflation, Jobs, Jobs, Life Expectancy, Life Expectancy, Marriage, Middle-Income, Poverty, Recession, Recovery, Savings, Savings, Unemployment, Upper-Income, Wages, Wealth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment