Monthly Archives: March 2015

In Defense of Thomas Piketty and Ruminations on Economics

Financial Times Discussion on Thomas Piketty March 2015 I was drawn into a prolonged and interesting discussion of an article in the UK Financial Times recently that covered the apparent refutation of the work of Thomas Piketty in his fine … Continue reading

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Economics and Power by Norbert Haring

I rather liked the fact that this talk was given as a seminar to the British House of Lords. Imagine it being given the US Senate? There would be a lot of heart attacks especially as it starts by quoting … Continue reading

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Conflict Humor: The New Republican View of the Chain of Command

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Iranian Nuclear Weapon Capability Negotiations and its BATNA

Whatever the difficulties or failings in the attempts of the President Obama administration to negotiate an end to Iranian moves towards nuclear weapons, the recent letter to Iran by 47 Republican Senators seems to me like an act of ill … Continue reading

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Conflict Map: Iran’s nuclear sites

For those of you contemplating air strikes against Iran, here’s a useful map though it may conceal the fact that many of the sites include long tunnels to make it very difficult for air strikes to disable key systems. They … Continue reading

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Conflict Humor: Hungary’s Declaration of War on the USA in 1941

According to a widely circulated if apocryphal contemporary story, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked an aide in the early months of World War II  if Hungary, which had just declared war against the United States, was a  kingdom or a … Continue reading

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