Ideas

Capitalism: It’s as Much About Cooperation as Competition

Posted: 07.26.2017

 

We have myopically come to believe that “survival of the fittest” is synonymous with competition and is the highest expression of our nature. Yet survival of the fittest also includes those creatures, including humans, who successfully and continuously cooperate to survive. Case in point: Lions adorn the flags of many nations as symbols of individual […]

 

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The Robots are Coming! Will the American Economy Produce Enough Jobs?

Posted: 06.15.2017

 

Look at the picture. What do you see? A manufacturing process, with no workers in sight. We humans have been replaced by robotic arms and artificial intelligence.

 

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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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