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Our Tasks

“The tasks that have been entrusted to us are often difficult. Almost everything that matters is difficult and everything matters.” from Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke 1903. (PS When I worked for the US military I … Continue reading

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Pseudo-Revolutions from Above: Former Soviet Union and Trump’s America

Some history people don’t understand, at least as I see it. The fall of the former Soviet Union as described in “Revolution from Above: The Demise of the Soviet System” by David M. Kotz was not a bottom up revolution, … Continue reading

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Trump is the New Hugo Chavez: Look to Venezuela for Insights: Judo not Boxing

I think this article in the Caracas Chronicles,  “How to Culture Jam a Populist in Four Easy Steps” by Andrés Miguel Rondón – is insightful. Especially the idea we should judo Trump, not box him. Though I don’t think the steps are … Continue reading

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Brexit as a Game of Chicken: Tim Harford

I thought this article very insightful, though I also had in mind the views of a friend of mine, a former/recovered economist, who calls Theresa May “Mugabe May” because he thinks May will damage the UK economy as much as … Continue reading

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The Lights are Going Out All Over America and We May Not See Them Lit Again in Our Lifetimes

This is an extremely good and important article from Simon Kuper in the UK Financial Times, that could have been written specifically for my optimistic, it will all turn out right friend RH. I don’t think it will turn out … Continue reading

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How the 2016 Presidential Election Was Lost

Some provisional thoughts on the forces at work:    

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Military Keynesianism and the Military-Industrial Complex

Interesting article in Real World Economics: Military Keynesianism and the Military-Industrial Complex December 27, 2016 “Theories of Military Keynesianism and the Military-Industrial Complex became popular after the Second World War, and perhaps for a good reason. The prospect of military … Continue reading

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