Category Archives: Economics

Will We Address Asian Privilege?

The figures from the United States Census appear to show that the Asian population has a mean income some 25 % above that of the so-called “white” population. That threatens, on the face of it, the category of Asian folk … Continue reading

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We Can Try Our Best and Still Fail

If we take the idea seriously, that the United States has not become an empire, but always, since its founding, has been an empire, we could be situated, I believe, better to evaluate its present position. If ever there is … Continue reading

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Lessons from Colonialism

While my two teenaged sons, Michael Kepler and John Dominic, were attending the much-anticipated Free Speech pro-Trump rally in front of City Hall this last weekend, getting onto the front page of the British newspaper the Guardian, I went to … Continue reading

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Deaths from Despair

Frequently in this space, a graph is more eloquent than anything I might have to say. Here is the graph from the most recent Deaton-Case study on the death rates, by age cohort, of white with only a high-school education … Continue reading

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Same Old, Same Old

Green Party activists, especially those motivated by anti-war sentiment, have no difficulty demonstrating the alignment between the Republican and Democratic parties, upholders both of the American Empire, through brutal military means. David Swanson imagines Trump’s budget originating in the thought, … Continue reading

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Reality Rejection, Incorporated

  In the last several days the Siege of Aleppo has ended. The rebels holding the city have been defeated by the Syrian government forces, aided by Russian air force bombing. There is some talk of this being a turning … Continue reading

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The Loss of Hope

The occasion for this report is the news today that the rise in death rates, or the lowering of life expectancy — two ways of looking at essentially the same thing — has now extended from males in the United … Continue reading

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