Monthly Archives: January 2017

Sustaining life on planet earth is our ‘special interest’

Most people understand that not evolving to clean energy when we have the technology and desperately need good jobs and increased productivity in the world, is not only dumb, but will ultimately destroy our health and ecosystem, as well as … Continue reading

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The long mistreatment of the working class

GMO’s 4th quarter letter is now available here on line, and should be read. Both essays are worthwhile, but Jeremy Grantham’s contribution, The Road to Trumpsville:  The long, long mistreatment of the American working class is extremely relevant and insightful … Continue reading

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Rolling Stone: The radical crusade of Mike Pence

A detailed review of some Pence history here:  The radical crusade of Mike Pence. During the campaign, Pence said he and Trump were actually very much alike: They both liked to pray, and Trump claimed to be a good Christian. … Continue reading

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Capital deficits for the masses driving political upheaval

Just came upon this discussion and thought it worthwhile, especially the comments about pension targets, investment returns and political fall out. Underfunded government pensions to the tune of $1.3 trillion, with a gap that just can’t be filled, is the … Continue reading

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Some facts that matter to start another zany week

S&P 500 price to revenue ratio charted here since 1986, much worse than the 2000 market bubble:  today at 2.45 versus historic average of 1. A retreat to just 1.3 would take stock prices down by 50%.  (See:  On Governance.) … Continue reading

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Alternative facts and other lies

The most dangerous liars are the ones who convince themselves, and then others, that they are telling the truth. Very important discussion for all of us to keep having. “Alternative facts,” proffered by Kellyanne Conway, is a “George Orwell phrase,” … Continue reading

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