The Coming Crisis

The challenge that’s coming is going to be difficult. I don’t know that the capitalists are up to it. They face an onslaught from the left and Modern Monetary Theory. That’s a theory that makes sense, and seems to use capitalist principles to allow for a quasi-communist state. It takes the government’s power to create … Continue reading

What is Eating at the West?

I’ve been giving some thought lately as to why conspiracy theory thinking and blatant bad logic seem so successful in America these days. And not only in America. Europe suffers from the same. Recently, I posted a few thoughts on this subject. I’m re-posting them here. These are from a forum concerning immigration. The original … Continue reading

Capitalizing the Citizenry

I propose that the government capitalize its citizens. I first tried to pitch the idea by saying that someone might need an F-150 truck to do business. Of course, the criticism came back that people would borrow just to get the truck, and then refuse to pay back the loan. Never mind that they would … Continue reading

Personhood

When viewed from the perspective of history, it’s very easy to see how both labor unions and corporations ought to receive personhood. They each have distinct voices which, by their natures, speak for what could be either a person or group of like minded people. They are each a conduit for the expression of people … Continue reading

Canary in a Coal Mine

Here is a compilation of some posts on the topic of collective vs. individual thought, and how the struggle between them is tearing us apart, that I made on the site Peakoil.com.   I think that the meme of unionization is an important one working its way through American Society. Many people see labor unions … Continue reading

School Size

There is another thing to think about when it comes to school shootings. This wouldn’t apply to mass shootings per se. That is that schools could be kept deliberately small. High schools could be kept large enough to have the opportunities available to students, such as shops that contain the sorts of machinery necessary to … Continue reading

General Conversation Around the State of News and the Age We Are In

I posted several things on the website Peakoil.com that have to do with this subject. Instead of restating them, I decided to copy them, and the relevant posts from others that helped shape them. The thread title was Deep State Black Ops. I said, “So, if Putin launched a misinformation campaign against Hillary Clinton because … Continue reading

The Architecture of Frustration

I think we need to look upon the economy like a layered onion, or a tree. All of the attention is focused upon the outermost layer, the one that is growing. The trouble with the US economy is that since the 70’s the outermost layer has become detached from the domestic economy. The fact is … Continue reading

The Beast

Of course, there is the question of what will happen when the non-debt based forms of money, which are popping up everywhere in these virtual currencies, begin to take over. Yes, they will take over. In the same way that no one could have imagined that Sears would be in the position it is today … Continue reading