Category Archives: Cultural Economics

California 2016 Election Proposition Analysis

Just a note before we begin this review. Governments have to fund projects with bonds. Why? 1) Because private investors are not going to want to tie up their money in resources that have no direct measurable value to them. … Continue reading

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A People’s History of Stock Market Crashes &c 1946-2016: The View from Below

First four sections: Abstract. Introductions. Inspiration. Operationalization, and first two chapters. Timeline of market incidents from 1928 to 2016 It is difficult to “get ahead,” as in “accumulate assets,” in today’s radically uncertain investment markets. Nevertheless, it is received opinion in the … Continue reading

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Study to Examine Effects of Artificial Intelligence: NYT & Comments

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/16/science/century-long-study-will-examine-effects-of-artificial-intelligence.html?rref=business&module=Ribbon&version=context&region= Header&action=click&contentCollection=Business%20Day&pgtype=Blogs    

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“System justification” stops productive dialog between liberals and conservatives

by Olivia LaRosa, October 7, 2014 I have a lot to say about government. I started studying politics and economics in my teens. This interdisciplinary focus is called political economy. I went on to college while working full time and … Continue reading

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Moving the Mexican Border

NEWS DESK SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 Moving the Mexican Border BY PAUL KRAMER “The Mexican Border” is not a fixed landmark, we learn. Historically, none of our borders are made up of any more than myth. Rivers and lakes appear and … Continue reading

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The Economics of Old Buildings

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/05/15/an-economic-defense-of-old-buildings/?tid=up_next While we are talking economics, let’s talk about a cost that the owner, builder or the developer do not bear: the cost of extracting new materials from the earth, the cost of the cleanup after those materials are extracted, … Continue reading

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California: a great place to do business, erm….. better than what we think anyway…

California poised to regain title of 8th largest economy in the world. Innovative States Aren’t Low-Tax States Low tax=better business climate? Not so, says Bloomberg (those commies!). When you lay that alongside California’s current position as the eighth largest economy … Continue reading

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NYT; Alan Finder: The Joys and Hazards of Self-Publishing on the Web

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/16/technology/personaltech/ins-and-outs-of-publishing-your-book-via-the-web.html?smid=pl-share By ALAN FINDER Published: August 15, 2012 Not long ago, an aspiring book writer rejected by traditional publishing houses had only one alternative: vanity publishing. For $5,000 or $10,000, or sometimes much more, he could have his manuscript edited … Continue reading

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WAPO: Free lending libraries sprouting on front lawns in D.C. area help create neighborhood bonds

One could take a plastic “milk crate” or two and put them on stakes driven into the front yard lawn. Maybe put some plastic around them to protect from rain and snow. ~Via By Robert Samuels, Published: September 20 E-mail the writer Philip Vahab … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman: Stranded by Sprawl

My response to a comment: The cities as manufacturing centers were destroyed on purpose by those who were bent on destroying labor unionism and community solidarity in the United States. National Association of Manufacturers, National Chamber of Commerce, NAFTA, WTO, and … Continue reading

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