Joffrey Baratheon…

Not as a brat, not as a king, but as a scholar and outsider-insider in celebrity culture. The Actor, Jack Gleeson, floored me here, with his analysis of the weirdness of being a celebrity and not being a celebrity. Smarter than 99% of Hollywood?:

Kafka’s “The Trial” Is Our Reality

An amazing and prescient column appeared yesterday on several outlets, originally posted here. I would highly recommend, if you have not read or seen Kafka’s The Trial, to do so. In the meantime, here is a taste: There is a certain level of dishonesty in the common study of history. We look back at the…

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Revealing Public Debt & Trade Deficit

Last week on ZH, a column noted what the truth of our $222 trillion unfunded liabilities + debt really means. I have never heard it put so eloquently as this: If the end of history were at hand, the dollar, the Fed and federal finances would have nothing to worry about. But between history and…

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The End of Growth?

I have often wondered, in contrast to many statements I have made about how wealth is created, if energy was the key to economic success. I am of the opinion that if we see a spike upward or downward in our energy capabilities, we are certain to face a technological revolution or dark age, respectively.…

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The Worst 5 Economic Ideas

Rolling Stone recently ran a satire called Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For, which outlined the 5 most potent policies for destroying wealth and resources and ultimately killing civilans. They include: 1. Guaranteed Work for Everybody 2. Social Security for All 3. Take Back The Land 4. Make Everything Owned by Everybody 5.…

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