The end of war If Russia invades Ukraine, it could be the end of war. In the 1960's we were ready to destroy the world with nuclear weapons rather than let Russia invade West Germany or put missiles in Cuba. But now, after having lost 3 wars and after wasting trillions of dollars -- not to speak of persons killed, the American polity has lost their taste for war. If … [Read more...] about The End of War – 1-17-22
Black Lives Matters Manifesto
(Published in 11/20 and updated in 8/21.) Mathematicians are the worst The real racists in America are the white mathematicians. They should all be jailed and re-educated. There are very few Afro-centric mathematicians. Racist math results in such distorted conclusions such as “black youth commit four times the rate of violent crime as white youth.” Statistical … [Read more...] about Black Lives Matters Manifesto
Economics is Simple
(Published 12/18 and updated 8/21) Some people, including Paul Krugman of the New York Times, claim that economics is so complicated that the average person can’t understand it. This may be true. But it also may not be true. One anti-thesis of the idea that economics is complicated is Caruso Economics. This is the economics of, say, two small islands with, … [Read more...] about Economics is Simple
Superiority – What is it?
(Note: the below is an except from the book, Foundations - A Synthesis of Philosophy, Science, Spirituality, and Psychology, by RG Martin -- me.) Summary We all have feelings of inferiority and we all strive for superiority (equality is only the first step). According to Alfred Adler, a famous psychoanalyst, this is a basic theme of psychology. Because we are in … [Read more...] about Superiority – What is it?
Give Everyone a Loan
$10,000 15-year, $0 interest loans (written 9/20, updated 12/20) A new phenomenon has hit the US since the Covid 19: minivans filled with families are lined up for blocks asking for food. They are driven by families used to be making $100,000 a year, and now they don’t have food for their kids. Their businesses have been shut down; businesses have run out of customers; … [Read more...] about Give Everyone a Loan