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The Collapse of the US Empire – part 1

Due to my youth I completely missed observing the collapse of the Roman Empire. I began closely following the collapse of the British Empire by reading everything published about the collapse of the Empire’s outpost in Rhodesia in real time. … Continue reading

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Regulation

I found this item while I was housecleaning this week. It is dated April 11, 2015. It was published as part of a longer article called Why The Government Hates Gold. It states that two economists, John W. Dawson and … Continue reading

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The End of the Empire

Here are two articles that were sent to me. I recommend thinking about them. They represent a conservative viewpoint. I do not seem to be getting many articles that represent liberal viewpoints using logical arguments. I note that Dinesh D’Souza … Continue reading

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Think Like a Freak, by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner

This is a follow-on to their earlier books, Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics. In those books they applied modern investigation methods to many unexpected problems, and naturally came up with unexpected descriptions of which factors mattered and which did not. I remember … Continue reading

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With friends like these who needs enemies?

In 1838 someone invented nitrocellulose. Soon after that someone discovered how to make celluloid from it. This displaced ivory in the manufacture of billiard balls, saving hundreds of thousands of elephants from being slaughtered for their tusks. Whoever made this … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage Jobs

I just found out about the real reasons why the minimum wage laws first came into being. An article in a Princeton University publication tells us that the purpose was to force the uneducated, shiftless, or otherwise useless portion of … Continue reading

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Freefall by Joseph Stiglitz, a book review

In this book Stiglitz describes the 2008 financial collapse and its effects on the US economy. Continue reading

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Barbarians of Wealth, a book review

This was written by Sandy Franks and Sara Nunnally, both of an investment advisory company that was known as Taipan Publishing when this was written in mid-2010 and is now known as Insiders Strategy Group. It was published by Wiley … Continue reading

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Super Freakonomics, a book review

Super Freakononmics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, Harper Collins 2009 subtitle Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance For those of you who have not read the previous book in this series, which was … Continue reading

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