Category Archives: Thoughts on Economics

Two Unanswered Questions about the Greek “Bailout” Deal

Yesterday the Greek PM (Alexis Tsipras) agreed to a tentative deal with other EU leaders that would provide a “bailout” of 86 billion Euro to Greece in exchange for levels of austerity and privatization far surpassing those reject in a … Continue reading

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Two Dystopic Themes Running Through “The Big Bang Theory” Sitcom

First, a quick word about the title of this post. I am aware that it was not the best, most concise or most accurate description of what I am about to discuss. But it will have to do (for the … Continue reading

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Willing Believers in Imaginary Entities Deserve Abuse and Destruction

I recently came across an article in ‘The Atlantic’ which tried to make an insipid case that people should not get outraged by the actions of morons who justify discrimination against other people based on their own interpretation of literary … Continue reading

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How CONservative Subhumans Think: Apr 21, 2014

Regular readers of my blog know that I have never seen CONservatives as anything other as subhumans who will willingly slave away to enrich their real exploiters. Rarely does a day go by when I do not come across one … Continue reading

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Thomas Hobbes was a House Slave, Not a Great Philosopher

The name of a 16th century “philosopher” known as Thomas Hobbes frequently pops up in discussions on a range of topics ranging from the best type of governance to whether a state is necessary for reasonably stable societies to exist. … Continue reading

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Profit, unlike Gain, is a Measure of Theft from the System

The idea that profit-driven capitalism is the only system capable of delivering sustained improvement in living standards is a deeply cherished belief of many Americans, despite considerable evidence to the contrary. Some of you might even argue that the dissolution … Continue reading

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Film Remakes, Sequels, Prequels and the True Nature of Capitalism

Have you ever wondered why mainstream movie-making in the last twenty years has gravitated towards remakes, sequels and prequels of previously successful movies? Why do movie studios keep on making newer version of old hits? What is purpose of making … Continue reading

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