Category Archives: Globalization

Grameen Bank Takeover in Bangladesh: Bad Economics.


I wrote earlier about the great work of the Grameen Bank and the Grameen Foundation, groups I have supported for many years.  Founder M. Yunus invented the concept of “microloans”, a tactic that has been helping the poor for many years.   … Continue reading

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Vaccinations WORK and are extremely safe. All informed “debate” is over, Vaccinate your children!


Whilst researching the status of polio in India I ran across a US website ranting about the (almost entirely imaginary) “dangers” associated with vaccines. Sad to see so many in the USA still so persistent with their opposition to the … Continue reading

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Eat those mofo CEOs! Or maybe not.


For me the  “Eat the Mofo CEOs!” argument, aka “CEO pay is an outrageous inequitable violation of human rights”, etc, etc.  isn’t necessarily wrong, it’s just very incomplete. What we DO KNOW is that most folks are a lot better … Continue reading

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USA Debt Rating Downgrade to AA+ is from our failure to cut defense and entitlements


S&P’s decision to downgrade the US debt rating from AAA to AA+ is very unwelcome news but it should not surprise anybody, especially in Washington where neither party has been willing to tackle the deficit or the debt in a … Continue reading

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Rulers of England


Rulers of England In honor of the upcoming English Royal Wedding and the fact I’m watching “The Tudors” on Netflix right now, I thought it would be fun to post a list of the rulers of England. This is a … Continue reading

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Stop calling me a climate skeptic just because I don’t believe in alarmism!


*scroll DOWN to skip to the summary* I’m REALLY getting tired of so many friends and family calling me a global warming skeptic because 1. I am NOT a global warming skeptic and 2.  It distracts from the important debate … Continue reading

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Never attribute to conspiracy that which can be adequately explained by stupidity


A clever but mildly alarming cartoon movie is making it’s viral rounds on the interwebs.  I think it’s a Tea Party hit piece.   My son asked my to watch and comment.   As usual, you get more than you … Continue reading

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