Category economics

Caviar Dreams, updated

  I originally posted on this topic in 2012, during the time that presidential wannabe Willard Romney decided we the voters didn’t deserve to see his full tax returns.  It was a big deal that he hadn’t made public his FBAR–forms on profits or losses from foreign holdings. That’s all the money from the Cayman Islands and Switzerland and […]

Paying for Donald Trump’s Empire

This was originally written for Memorial Day weekend. I’m thinking about the things we justify by sending in our taxes. As I point out in my play HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB, being well-behaved worker bees isn’t getting us ahead and it isn’t a moral stance that can be justified. […]

So long and thanks for nuthin’

Wow–my last post was UBER depressing, huh? Sorry about that (it also had a record number of hits over 48 hour period). The data has been building up for awhile and I haven’t done a long-form piece on the predicaments. If you’re new to the blog, I don’t write often enough for these to sink […]

When September ends

The first piece of information you should know about is a video from June. I’ve been ruminating over this for a month. My first thought was Green Day’s song about waking up when September ends.  But no, this is a projection from Dr. Guy McPherson. This comes in the wake of lots of predictions by various […]

The six year cycle (a retrospective)

It’s a mandala, I tell you. The road goes on forever and the party never ends (sorta). I began writing this blog a little over six years ago. I’ve been looking at old stories on this blog, and there’s something like 650. Some of those were reblogged from other sources (Hello Kevin Hester) but I […]

Immigration crisis–kids don’t count

We’re a week into the GOP derived immigrant/refugee children issue/maelstrom. Long story short, the US ICE (immigration cops) have been arresting families seeking asylum. and taking the children away from the families. Kids as young as a year have been separated and are now being incarcerated at mass facilities, with their parents unable to contact […]

Economic meltdown and Iran

Over the six years I’ve had this blog, I have been writing on and off about the economic perils we face in the near term. I’ve posted multiple articles about the interaction between resource depletion and the precarious state of the world’s economic setup. I’ve been particularly worried about US economic fragility. Simply put, the […]