(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?
RG Has Lost Another One
If you click on Candidacy you will see that I was running for President in 2020. I lost another one. The only problem with this election is that I didn’t even get one vote. I didn’t even vote for myself! The reason was that I thought Biden could do a better job at it that I could have. Perhaps he can get the country back within the spirit of reason and … [Read more...] about RG Has Lost Another One
Trump and Jesus (8/19, updated 9/20)
How can you support such a hypocrite? One strange correlation – one of many strange correlations in modern U.S. politics – is the relationship between many Christians and Donald Trump. Non-believers complain: “How can his supporters call themselves Christians and support such a sleaze-ball as Donald Trump?” Let me apply my dysfunctional mind to this mystery and see if I … [Read more...] about Trump and Jesus (8/19, updated 9/20)
Reparations, Duty, and Gratitude
(Written in 7/19, updated 11/20) The House of Representatives is currently discussing “reparations,” that is, the idea that the government (that is, European Americans) should formally apologize for slavery, Jim Crow laws, and discrimination. Then the government should pay African American citizens a just compensation for all the sufferings of their ancestors and the … [Read more...] about Reparations, Duty, and Gratitude