Politics, Numbers, and Government

I have two British friends who dwell on the conservative side of the political spectrum. One of them lives here in the States and the other over in the UK. Less than two years ago  my US Brit friend ran for local office as a Republican. Since then, he’s become increasingly horrified with his partyContinue reading “Politics, Numbers, and Government”

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Understanding “Bernie or Bust”

I’ve been following presidential elections since Ronald Reagan ran for office in 1980. I wasn’t able to vote in that one, but I could vote in a presidential election for the first time in 1984. This election cycle seems to me to be unlike any previous one in that a significant contingent of voters on bothContinue reading “Understanding “Bernie or Bust””

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Yes there are good economists: Ha-Joon Chang author of “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism”

Originally posted on Punkonomics (@DearBalak):
Check out Ha-Joon Chang’s RSA talk about his “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism.”  It’s an excellent book that manages to be entertaining while preserving analytical depth and should be read by anybody interested in economics:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whVf5tuVbus Ha-Joon Chang: Economics Is A Political Argument The WorldPost  | by  Seung-yoon Lee Posted: 04/09/2014 3:51 pm EDT Updated: 04/10/2014…

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Babel in Biblia: The Tower in Ancient Literature

  “The Tower in Ancient Literature” is my 1998 essay for towerofbabel.com surveying the Tower of Babel in ancient semitic literatures and meditating on its commentary on wealth, power, and politics. This essay was translated by volunteers into the following languages:           German            Russian        Serbian            Turkish            Dutch

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