Monthly Archives: January 2012

US Corporate Profits as Percentage of GDP

From the excellent Real World Economics site at: http://rwer.wordpress.com/2011/12/27/us-corporate-profits-after-tax-as-a-percentage-of-gdp/

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The Military-Political Complex: US Military Spending 1988-2010

Here are some numbers relevant to today’s posting on Dwight Eisenhower’s warning of the political-military complex:  This is what U.S. military spending looks like over a little more than 2 decades: (Data soure: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.) So much for … Continue reading

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‘The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains’ by Nicholas Carr

I have been very concerned in recent years about our diminishing attention spans and tried to summarize my worry in my quote: ‘As our problems grow more complex, our attention span diminishes‘. Now Nicholas Carr has written an excellent book … Continue reading

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Republican President Dwight Eisenhower Warning Us about the Military-Industrial Complex

I guess I think of Dwight Eisenhower (1890-1969) as the last grown up Republican President and of course he was also a very successful World War 2 General and Commander of US forces and creator of the US Inter-State Highway … Continue reading

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The Treason of the Economists: Corrupted by the Finance Sector

OK I have to admit that I trained as an economist and economic historian, but I walked out of an academic career in those fields when I realized how psychotically unrealistic the economic models were. While the recent financial catastrophe … Continue reading

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Call Centers

I always assume it must be pretty awful working in a call center, receiving calls hour after hour of upset, sometimes abusive customers, trying to solve their problems, when often you have no power to really fix what is upsetting … Continue reading

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