Tag Archives: Supply-Side Economics

The Logic-Bomb Explodes

There’s a rule in systems management – if you’re going to fire an arrogant pain-in-the-ass rogue programmer, that prima donna who does more harm than good with what he thinks are his brilliant ideas, done without any approval at all, … Continue reading

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Embracing Theoretically Creative Destruction

Don’t argue with dead European economic theorists. They’re dead. What they say may not pertain now, but then one can’t escape them, and the Austrians are the worst, probably because these days all totally-unregulated-free-market conservative thinkers claim to be members … Continue reading

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The Mean Season

Here’s a thought. The worst of times is when you’re told it’s the best of times, and you are told that you’d damned well better get a smile on your face and appreciate what’s going on around you right now, … Continue reading

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On Dealing with Inanity

Everyone should spend a year or two teaching high school English – or so it seemed to Tony Danza recently. But it’s not like Robin Williams’ sappy movie or that classic about that Chips fellow – you won’t be the … Continue reading

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To Be Fair About It

Except for glassy-eyed professional athletes hopped up on drugs, we all want to be fair and reasonable – that’s how you play the game. You don’t call those who disagree with you nasty names and mock them. You listen respectfully … Continue reading

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Lost Labor Day

It’s the mattress sales. That’s how you know it’s Presidents Day or Labor Day – folks on radio and television breathlessly telling you about a great deal on queen sets or something. Some of the ads are urgent – in … Continue reading

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Life in Smugtown, USA

Rochester, New York – it was the last stop before arriving here in Los Angeles in 1981 or so. The change was an expected cultural shift – no more snow and no more snow tires of course, and in that … Continue reading

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