Category Archives: Financial

Trade Wars Are A Mistake

It seems to me…. “Trade wars aren’t started by countries appealing to respected, independent trade authorities. Rather, trade wars begin when one country decides to violate international trade rules to undercut another country’s industries.” ~ Ron Wyden[1]. Trump seems determined … Continue reading

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Overcoming U.S. Stagnation

It seems to me…. “There’s no light at the end of the tunnel in the Republican message, no promise of better things to come. There’s only the present stagnation, followed by a slow decline.” ~ John Podhoretz[1]. Resolution of important … Continue reading

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Cryptocurrencies

It seems to me…. “Cryptocurrencies in general give us a stable medium through which we can communicate our information about values and prices in a way that no government mandarin can distort or usurp. For the predators who have used … Continue reading

Posted in Bitcoin, Blockchain, Credit Card, Cryptocurrency, Cryptography, Ethereum, Finance, financial crisis, Macroeconomics, Mesopotamia, Mining, Monetary Control, Monetary Regulation, Neo, Personal, Satoshi Nakamoto, Ur, Visa, Visa | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Liberal/Conservative Tax Policies

It seems to me…. “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society, for modernity, and for prosperity.  The wealthy pay more because they have benefitted more.”  ~ Jill Lepore[1]. Tax reform recently approved by Congress, though long overdue, while correcting … 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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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