Category Archives: Economics

This Thing IS On, If Only I’d Remember It

I am not one for resolutions on account of a mere calendar change, but that demarcation has had me fretting about my neglect of blogging. Nor am I that free to start up again in a big way, with other … Continue reading

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This is Why I Love Walmart

I remember reading The Gift of the WalMagi last year and was happy to see it republished.

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No New Coinages Under the Sun?

I hate when I coin a phrase or new word and then find it’s already out there. The latest is “all economics is personal,” for which, using the quotes, there are 3 pages of Google search results.

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Sama on the Aftermath

I couldn’t agree more with Rob Sama and what we have lost. I keep forgetting the Deep Capture angle, which is fascinating and all too plausible. Rolling back the police state is imperative. A pack, not a herd should be … Continue reading

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Jobs

It occurs to me that my policy posts have been somewhat peripheral to what matters so far. I’d started a post on the debt ceiling a few days before the deadline, which while not of this policy series was related … Continue reading

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Space

The Obama administration is actually on the right track regarding space policy. It’s the only such thing I know of that he’s right on, and there’s no internally consistent logic on which the position is predicated. It’s just weird. But … Continue reading

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King of the Forest: TSA

One of the next things to come right to mind if I were in charge is what to do about the TSA and airline security. “Nothing” would be a better answer than the security theater and harassment we have now. … Continue reading

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Executive Orders

I have in mind a series of “if I were king of the forest” posts, touting what I would do if I were suddenly in charge. That is, President. Naturally you have to work somewhat within what exists, and cannot … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged Part 1

I went to see Atlas Shrugged in Bellingham Saturday, that being the handiest option, an easy 38 miles away. In brief, I iked it. I could pick nits, as some have done, but all in all, a good effort and … Continue reading

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Yeah, It’s Called HFC

AKA High Fructose Corn Syrup.

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What a Gas

We are up to $200 a month for bare bones gasoline usage in the main vehicle both of us commute in. There’s no more reduction to be done. I drive the other one little enough that it still may be … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged

I’m extremely pleased it will be playing in Bellingham, Massachusetts on opening weekend! That’s not super close, but it’s an easy drive, not utterly absurd for an event movie, and not in the city. I didn’t want to be tempted … Continue reading

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Norman Borlaug

Norman Borlaug would have been 97 today. I wrote about him at 90 in Billions and Billions Saved, reprinted in its entirety here: Glenn notes the 90th birthday of my hero, one of the greatest men ever, Norman Borlaug. There … Continue reading

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Civic Literacy

I got 100%, 33 right out of 33 questions, on this test. That’s better than typical people average, which in turn is better than elected officials average. I thought I’d miss one, as it looked like a trick question, but … Continue reading

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More on the Merger Plus Wireless News Generally

Fear the merger? Don’t fear the merger? Mileage varies! Maybe everybody loses and it’s unthinkable, or maybe the industry overall is so vibrant there’s no need to block it (which we all know has no bearing on whether or not … Continue reading

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Nixon, Wilson, One of Those…

Don Surber notes just how Nixonian Obama seems, and rightly so, among others. I’ve compared him in the past to Wilson, Johnson, Nixon and Carter. Thing is, he’s not as politcally savvy as Johnson, even if he’s wrecking the economy … Continue reading

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I Am Neither!

But these two quizzes aren’t designed to reflect that, except possibly when taken together. You Are 36% Republican You’re a bit Republican and probably more conservative than you realize. If you’re still voting Democrat, maybe it’s time that you stop. … Continue reading

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Carnival of the Capitalists

This could get long.  It’s another in the series of posts explained/introduced here, on subsidiary blogs. Carnival of the Capitalists was one of the first blog carnivals, following Carnival of the Vanities, but instead of being general, was dedicated to … Continue reading

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Bizosphere

Here’s another post about an associated blog, the concept of these having been explained in the first one. Bizosphere started out as a great idea for a domain name, a takeoff on blogosphere, but of course with an orientation on … Continue reading

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Reality Bucket

I think I will post about each of the subsidiary blogs associated with this place, at least as they stand for now, as they have been or are intended to be.  Speaking of confessions, I could post everything in one … Continue reading

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Chuck Schumer

Could he be any more clueless?

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Debt Benefits

Here’s a new and different idea: Companies offering debt-related benefits, as opposed to the more traditional emphasis placed on retirement and other things. Because yes, it is distracting (remarkable that link is from 2002, when the good times still rolled … Continue reading

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FASB’s Fault?

It’s an interesting theory I could be inclined to believe. More troublesome is my impression when I learned in college about FASB and how it all works was that it’s an arm of the SEC in all but name, sometimes … Continue reading

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Not Surprising to See Issues

Credit Card Ghosts, including somr interesting links to factoids and statistics about credi cards.

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Imposter Syndrome

I’ve always had trouble battling imposter syndrome, which ties into my trouble charging a lot and accepting too little income, as I discussed with the recruiter yesterday. Not that it helps for what’s a good income to change so dramatically … Continue reading

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Hoarding

Apart from cost and fussiness, depending on model, I actually like the compact florescents, and what they did to the electric bill. At least, until the electric usage we were getting billed for nearly doubled for no apparent reason. One … Continue reading

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Selling Those High Fees

On an amusingly related not to my consulting fees post the other day, here’s a post on how to sell overpriced services. The dressing part feels tongue in cheek, even though it’s tried and true advice I first saw decades … Continue reading

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Barney Frank

Sounding sensible? Apparently it can happen.

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Consulting Fees

This is good post on determining consulting fees, even if it does date back to January. I famously have trouble with pricing, which may be tied up somewhat with self-esteem and excessive desire to please others on my part, and … Continue reading

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Undoing a Wrong

Richard Grasso is holding up well in court so far.

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