Tag Archives: Austerity Economics

Precision German Engineering

Heaven is where the cooks are French, the police are British, the mechanics are German, the lovers are Italian and everything is organized by the Swiss. Hell is where the cooks are British, the police are German, the mechanics are … Continue reading

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Not Without Precedent

Extroverts don’t understand introverts. That’s what that 1964 movie Zorba the Greek was about – the earthy and impulsive and direct Zorba, played by Anthony Quinn, a Mexican by the way, finally gets the uptight prissy Brit, played by Alan … Continue reading

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Greece Hits the Wall

Let’s talk about debt. We’re all awash in it – credit cards, student loans, the mortgage and all the rest – and we can’t print our own money. We’re stuck with it. We’ll never pay it off. We live lives … Continue reading

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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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