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Returning Soon

It’s funny how the best laid plans of mice and men “aft times gang aglay.” This blog has been in abeyance a while because its authors were otherwise occupied. But the planet is getting ever more complex. Ask the majority … Continue reading

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Sustainable Capitalism is Not That Simple

Gore and Blood (what a pair of names for a polite discussion of sustainability!) have written “A Manifesto for Sustainable Capitalism.” In it they define sustainable capitalism as “a framework that seeks to maximize long-term economic value by reforming markets … Continue reading

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Who's the Culprit? Nearly everyone.

It seems to be a human trait to expect and to seek out singular causes of complex social phenomena. The credit crunch is a case in point. It has been variously blamed on Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Phil Gramm, Fernand … Continue reading

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Animal Spirits

In the late morning of March 6, 2009 CNBC commentator Lawrence Kudlow went off—again—on his favorite rant. President Obama is driving down the stock market and harming the economy by taxing capital. Capital formation will be harmed, Kudlow averred, as … Continue reading

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Thinking Globally

I was raised to be polite, to have good manners. Good manners goes beyond saying “please” and “thank you” and covering your mouth when you cough. As an old schoolteacher of mine once explained: “good manners is consideration for other … Continue reading

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