Tag Archives: Austerity Economics

Europe Being Europe

Christopher Columbus sailed west across the Atlantic, to find a new trade route to China, but the Americas got in the way, and there’s been nothing but trouble ever since. Europe had a new world, an expected world, to deal … Continue reading

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The Broccoli News

Some days are newsier than others, and that’s always a problem for the cable news channels, and the three networks still doing nightly half-hour news shows, which hardly anyone watches these days, and for news radio, which has to compress … Continue reading

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On An Early Morning

Carl Jung has done a lot of damage. All that talk about archetypes and the collective unconscious might have been insightful, and true, but it wasn’t particularly useful. There are true things we all know, and have always known, individually … Continue reading

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The Kansas Way

Never trust cultural critics, those who look at the sweep of history, and at the moment, and tell us all where this is all heading. The struggle of our times, after Hitler and Tojo were gone, was the epic battle … Continue reading

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No Experience Necessary

We learn from experience – touch a hot stove and you won’t touch a hot stove again, or cold one. One cannot be too careful. Or we learn from the experience of others – watch your friend seeing what will … Continue reading

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Inevitable Adjustments

Sometimes it’s fine being the crazy old uncle who lives in Hollywood, the one whose college years were the last four years of the sixties, when the entire culture shifted, lurching away from the conformist and stifling fifties – to … Continue reading

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Catching the Populism Wave

Not that planning is stupid, but most Americans follow the surfing theory of career development. You sit with your high school guidance counsellor and talk about what you want to do with your life, and there may be aptitude and … Continue reading

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