Ideas

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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Why We’re Heading Down the Wrong Path in Understanding the Human Brain

Posted: 06.01.2017

 

Understanding the human brain is arguably the greatest challenge of modern science. The leading approach for most of the past 200 years has been to link its functions to different brain regions or even individual neurons (brain cells). But recent research increasingly suggests that we may be taking completely the wrong path if we are to ever understand the human mind.

 

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