Ideas

The Next 20 Years: 2017-2037

Posted: 06.15.2017

 

There will be more change in the next 20 years than any 20-50 year period in history. In fact, future historians may well look back on this time as a historical transit as significant as the beginning of the Industrial Revolution or the Renaissance.   It is hard to imagine any area of life that […]

 

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An Idea that Might Just Improve Democracy

Posted: 06.15.2017

 

I normally don’t blog about politics except as it affects investing. I consider myself a lukewarm follower of the political scene – having given up on politics as the real source of power in the United States. One person = one vote, but one dollar = one vote; so businesses are the real source of […]

 

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It’s Time for a Single-Payer Healthcare System

Posted: 06.14.2017

 

  We have had “Obamacare” and now the Republicans have fallen short in replacing it with “Ryancare” (a.k.a. “Trumpcare”). Both plans have their unforgiving and deep critics and enemies.   I think that it is time to adopt the healthcare system that Canada and most other nations have: a single-payer healthcare system.     A […]

 

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Climate Change is Physics Not Politics

Posted: 06.14.2017

 

The title of this column comes from a column my good friend, co-author of “This Spaceship Earth” and co-founder of ThisSpaceshipEarth.Org Tim Rumage. His column was “Physics is Not Political”. Well worth the quick read.   That column came to mind two weeks ago when a very special event occurred. The Wise Elders of the […]

 

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The Little Worm That Is Destroying Capitalism

Posted: 06.14.2017

 

In response to the Great Recession, central banks continue to engage in massive monetary stimulus to artificially depress the costs of capital. Many commentators have expressed concerns (and I concur) about the inflationary forces they believe must naturally be building up because of this stimulus. Yet, very few commentators have discussed the consequential little worm […]

 

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