Monthly Archives: September 2011

Henry Metelman (1922-2011): Salvation is Possible

I was interested to read this obituary in today’s UK conservative Daily Telegraph on Henry Metelman a fervent Nazi who saw the light and became a peace activist after the war.  In 1991 he published a painfully honest memoir of … Continue reading

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Is Social Security a Ponzi Scheme as per Rick ‘Voldemort’ Perry’s Assertion?

Another great post from Real World Economics: right on target: Ever since Texas Governor Rick Perry attacked Social Security as a Ponzi scheme as an opening gambit in his presidential campaign we have been treated to a spirited debate in the media … Continue reading

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Economic Conflict: Which Developed Economy has the Smallest Small Business Sector?

So with all the fuss about free markets and the fact that the US has the freest markets, it comes as some surprise as to which country has the smallest Small Business sector, as a share of its economy, after … Continue reading

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Economic Conflict: Middle Class Income Squeeze: Post Reagan

If you are American and middle class, not rich, this graph may help explain why you might have been feeling a little squeezed in the last few decades post Ronald Reagan. It shows the income share of national income going … Continue reading

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The Missing Republican Candidate and the Missing Republican Moderates

As the Republican Presidential candidate debates continue, as a very neutral non partisan observer, I have this funny feeling that there is a candidate missing??? Now who could that be?? By the way, I would love to post anything about … Continue reading

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Class War 2

From 3 Quarks Daily today: When the rich rain economic bombs upon ordinary folks, that just capitalism. When ordinary folks point out the bombs, that’s Class Warfare.                                                                         —Roshi Bob A Reporter from New York Asks Edith Mae Chapman,  Age Nine, … Continue reading

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Michael Sandel: Philosopher and Super Star in China: ‘Justice’ Goes Global

Fascinating piece by Tom Friedman in today’s New York Times on the phenomena of Michael Sandel, a Harvard philosophy professor who is making the deeper questions of ethics and philosopher a focus in the continuing reform of the Chinese education … Continue reading

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