Government Multiplied Insider’s Ranch 4 Times Over Current Ag chief Adam Putnam got rich in ‘05 selling land $20 million above appraised value — which is what happens when we pay owners for land instead of pay neighbors. This 2012 […]
In this Green RoundUp, see the linkages in economies, the petitions of activists, and the video of a savant. We trim, blend, and append two 2012 articles from (1) Pacific Standard, Jun 4, on fracking by L. Margonelli (who’s been […]
The world’s oceans are being poisoned. Some of the plastic litter is visible, such as in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. There, plastics and other debris are trapped by the “gyres” or currents of the North Pacific. Some plastics float […]
Taxman Goes After a Non-Banker, Non-Insider. Five-time Grammy winner Lauryn Hill has been charged with failing to file income tax returns for several years with the IRS, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced.
Why would anyone try to escape taxes? They’re as inevitable as death. Aren’t they? These two 2012 articles are from the Associated Press, Jun 7, and the BBC, Jun 12.
Yesterday evening I realized that this blog is, indeed, aptly named. The key to our chronic economic problems is indeed all around us. Truly, unavoidably: everywhere we look. I was driving in to Belfast, Maine to attend a meeting, The […]
Some of my friends (not a scientific sample) joined the military because they could not find work, never mind start a business. Some of them reenlisted because when their time was up, the economy was still bad. So they chose […]
More soldiers are killed by their own hand than by an enemy, saying something about war, human nature, and government priorities. The soldier suicide rate has reached its highest in ten years of war. While soldiers with multiple combat tours […]
Face it. Humans are Conservatives. Wanna-be reformers should think hard about their recipe for success in the 21st century. Fortunately, geonomics has already shown itself able to appeal to people all over — and off — the political spectrum.
Are voters duped or do they care about their sense of morality more than their feeling of well-being? To rally a majority, what should you stand for amid today’s voters? Specifically, if you want to sell economic reform, you must […]
Our dominant species might not dominate much longer unless we change our ways. And how do we change the way we chew up and spew into our Earthly home? Actually, the economic solution is not that hard. What we have […]
Humanity’s path is anything but sustainable, the UN warns. BBC
I’ve written before about the intriguing political niche I live in between my Dad, a staunch small-government Republican, and my Father-in-law, a revolutionary Socialist (they converse, sometimes, about the grandchildren). Both of them have recently asked me for my impressions […]
On February 2012, economist Bryan Caplan wrote “A Search-Theoretic Critique of Georgism” summarizing a working paper by him and Zachary Gochenour. This paper is interesting both because the authors deem Georgism important enough to critique, but also because the critics […]
Progressing from hunting and gathering did not mean progressing to better well-being for all — and it still doesn’t. We trim, blend, and append two 2012 articles…
Economists call it “rent-seeking” but more precisely it’s theft. Ironically, some Texans want to do just the reverse. We trim, blend, and append four 2012 articles…