Monthly Archives: December 2013

Map of the World by Population Size

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It’s Inequality, Stupid

There is a profoundly interesting article by Will Hutton in today’s UK Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/worlds-largest-economies-and-their-future        How will China fare as an economy in the next 15 years? Photograph: Martin Puddy/Getty Images/Asia Images Here is a puzzle that preoccupies futurologists, … Continue reading

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Conflict Insight from O Sensei Ueshiba

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Ideas Adjust to the New Facts of Finance by Gillian Tett

Some interesting reflections from Gillian Tett in today’s UK Financial Times: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/a5d434b6-6e24-11e3-8dff-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz2obtyukIr   Eight decades ago, economist John Maynard Keynes reputedly remarked: “When the facts change, I change my mind; what do you do sir?” Investors might do well to … Continue reading

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Presidents George W Bush, and Barack Obama and Ben Bernanke Deserve a Medal

Just reading Alan Blinder’s excellent book on the 2008 financial crisis: ‘After the Music Stopped’ and he comments on how much ignorance there is on the TARP or Troubled Assets Repurchase Program that everyone now thinks threw $700 billion of … Continue reading

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The Delusion at the Core of Orthodox Free Market Economics by Peter Radford

I don’t normally bother my readers with theoretical orthodox economics because so much of it is delusional. But here is a short piece on this delusional nature from today’ Real World Economics, specifically on if the price mechanism is so … Continue reading

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The Real Jesus

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Curfews: Conflict Poem by Sufi Poet Hafez (1321-1389)

Noise Is a cruel ruler Who is always imposing Curfews. While Stillness and quiet Break open the vintage Bottles, Awake the real Band. Hafez See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hafez

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Conservatives, Hierarchy and Gay Marriage

  I had an insight the other day about Gay Marriage. Based on my friend Jon Haidt’s work on the moral foundations of different political stances, I tend to see conservatives as among other things big on ordered-hierarchy. The sort … Continue reading

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Top Ten Conflict Tips: The Ten Commandments of Logic

I thought that these would make an excellent contribution to our Top Ten Conflict Tips and thanks to Kent for these:  

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