Tag Archives: Ryan Budget

Our Own War

Forget the current Crimean crisis. It’s Wednesday evening, March 5, 2014, here on the West Coast, ten or so time zones away from Kiev, five days into this, and Russian tanks are not rolling into the Ukraine to take back … Continue reading

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Not Quite Outside the Box

It’s good to be retired, and it’s particularly good to be retired from the corporate world. Now no one talks about thinking outside the box and paradigm shifts – the staple of every strategic planning offsite ever held. Oh well … Continue reading

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The Never-Ending Train Wreck

Out here in Hollywood we do disaster – because it sells. Things should blow up or burn up or collapse or run into each other. Here’s a quick snapshot of Hollywood Boulevard just down the street here on a weekday … Continue reading

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The Broken Bits of Some Incomplete and Shattered and Often Discredited Philosophy

Everyone would probably agree that The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy is not exactly light reading. A copy of that book on your coffee table would not impress your date – nor would Sartre’s Being … Continue reading

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Adjusting One’s Personal Theology

Okay, to review, the economist Paul Krugman has called the Ryan budget ludicrous and cruel – “voodoo economics, with an extra dose of fantasy, and a large helping of mean-spiritedness” – and Krugman is not alone. Even those without a Nobel … Continue reading

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Gun to the Head

Back in the early seventies the Doobie Brothers had a bit of a hit with their song China Grove – about a sleepy little Southern town, but in Texas, which is only sort of the South. But that’s okay as … Continue reading

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