Monthly Archives: December 2017

What Breed of Human Can Survive in the Future Commons?

In the Future: Death from the Commons Today we can safely travel around the world, by air, sea, rail, and highway. We can breathe the common air, eat the common food, and often drink the common drinks, taking only the … Continue reading

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Germany, China, and EU Very Worried by US Tax Reform

Germany, China, and EU Very Worried! The change in the capital investment rules gives US firms “a tremendous advantage,” [Gavin Ekins] said. “It’s a pro-capital formation tax bill and this is why other countries are so wary about what the … Continue reading

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Russia: The Good News and the Bad News

First the good news for Russia: Thanks to Russia’s vast natural resources, the Russian government has managed to punch well above its weight class when it comes to out-of-country military adventurism and in-country weapons systems development. In its “near abroad,” … Continue reading

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What Really Scares China’s Leaders

Trump’s “Double Whammy” Spreads Fear in Beijing There has been a lot of nervous speculation in Beijing over the “single whammy,” Trump’s tax plan which reduces corporate taxes in the US, and makes it much easier for international companies to … Continue reading

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What’s College Good For?

Barely more than half of all college students graduate within 6 years with a bachelor’s degree. Most of the rest never graduate. Imagine going to school for 6 + years and never graduating. Imagine the debt you can build up, … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Idiocracy: Lynn and Flynn Agree

Scientists Richard Lynn and James Flynn are well known for their discovery of the Lynn-Flynn effect. First Lynn and then Flynn independently discovered that average IQ test scores in industrial nations were rising during the mid to late 20th century. … Continue reading

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A Safer, More Abundant World

Safer Forms of Reliable Power For advanced human societies, reliable and affordable power & heat is a life or death issue. It would be wisest for such societies to pursue the safest forms of reliable/affordable power available. But who ever … Continue reading

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A World More Suitable for Stupid People?

A recent study published in the journal “Intelligence” points out the tendency of American Mensa members to suffer more frequently from mood disorders and other psychological and physiological conditions. These differences are based upon the results of an internet questionnaire … Continue reading

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Fossil Fuels Beat Greens Into Submission

Continue to Supply Over 80% of World’s Energy Needs Every year since 1971, more than 80% of all our energy has come from fossil fuels. That’s still true today, which is surprising for two reasons. Most nuclear power plants came … Continue reading

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An Important Distinction: GDP Growth vs. Economic Growth

Real GDP Growth in China 3% or Less It is actually much worse than China expert Michael Pettis explains below: GDP growth is not the same as economic growth. Consider two factories that cost the same to build and operate. … Continue reading

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