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Quench the Bern? … yet the fires rage

Bernie Sanders has been quenched, but populist passions still burn – in both parties. By June 2016, Bernie Sanders appeared to have lost in his push for the Democratic nomination, and in early July, he formally backed the heir apparent, … Continue reading

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Business Startups and Inequality

FiveThirtyEight posted on the decline of startups.  Who would have thought of Saez-Piketty inequality? New information shows that startup businesses in the U.S. have been following a declining trend since 1977.   This was posted by Ben Casselman, chief economics … Continue reading

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Piketty discovers America or vice versa

Piketty describes the growth of U.S. and World inequality with unique large data resource. Our review of Capital In The 21st Century The French economist Thomas Piketty  published the French edition of his new book Capital In The Twenty-First Century … Continue reading

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David Brooks and The Inequality Problem problem

Brooks: Minimum Wage – not a problem, Income Inequality – what a sham! The Poor just gotta try harder! David Brooks published the Op Ed essay “The Inequality Problem” in the New York Times (Jan 17, 2014).  His views are … Continue reading

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Inequality, Luddites and Paul Krugman

How can we maintain social stability when the highly educated are as likely as the poorly educated to become obsolete by disruptive technology? Paul Krugman published his 2013 Jun 14 OpEd Essay Sympathy For The Luddites in the New York Times.  It is … Continue reading

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Tom Friedman and The End of US Manufacturing

Outsourcing destroys our well of creativity, it is terminating American excellence, Mr. Friedman. Thomas Friedman’s column Made In The World, in the 2012 Jan 29 issue New York Times is the ideological bible for modern business.   He had better be … Continue reading

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Social Inequality – Zero Sum Games

Income shifts out of lower incomes into the upper levels, in a kind of zero sum game There has been an unusual stir in the recent news about the increase of income inequality in the United States. Wealthy households are … Continue reading

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