Category economics

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 […]

Our energy predicament

My blog today is based on this meme, which showed up on my FB feed.  It was first put out in 2015 by an anti-AGW ‘skeptic’ group. Snopes actually did an overview of the arguments and found it was a ‘mixture’ of truth. Thomas Homer-Dixon was misquoted in  his statement above, because though he wrote […]

Democrats sucking again–killing Dodd Frank

Once upon a time (about ten years ago) there was a stock market and a banking system and a real estate bubble. It all went crashing down during a ‘liquidity crisis’ caused in large part by over leveraged banks. The General Accounting Office, the government entity charged with assessing  the impact of government decisions on […]

The Healthcare Crisis, year 46

I have weird things that stick to my memory. It was 1972. I was a teenager in Indian Hills High School and my social studies teacher was talking about the latest article in the Scholastic Reader. It was kind of arcane for high school kids–health insurance, of all things. It was boring and wonky, but […]

Happy 2018, DOODS!

We made it through 2017. It was a farkin’ disaster for the most part, but we did it. Trump was every bit the train wreck of a president I thought he’d be, and we’re leaning into economic territory we haven’t been in since 2007–lots of debt that’s unsustainable, that will never be repaid, and trillions […]

The potential ‘Friday Night massacre’.

  Drifting into political territory here rather than discussing the unfolding Sixth Mass Extinction. I’ll get back to that in a moment. You will be concerned. Concern is growing that President Trump will fire special prosecutor Bob Mueller in the coming week, after Congress has adjourned for the winter break. The target date being mentioned […]