Long ago, when I still believed that all men were created equal (women too!), I regarded Great Britain’s royal family as arguably the most over-pampered, over-privileged, over-paid, under-educated and useless family on the planet. I was wrong – very wrong . . . and apologize! I have marveled at the calming influence that the Queen’s … Continue reading R.I.P. Prince Phillip
The Flinchum FileThoughtful Economic Analysis and Existential Opinions
Oddly, my time in the Army Special Forces made me an existentialist. We were taught and practiced how to survive off-the-land. We learned that civilization was merely a convenience, not a necessity. We could move north or south, during daylight or darkness, as a “friendly” or as a “hostile.” I didn’t appreciate how much it … Continue reading The Four Walls of Our Skull
With respect to the President’s infrastructure plan, neither my Republican friends nor my Democratic friends can even agree on which things they actually agree on – situation normal – channeling the Gingrich distinction between governing and winning . . . winning wins. I do part company with my Democratic friends on this issue. Of course, … Continue reading Taxing Ghosts . . . ?
Economists are fond of discussing “opportunity costs” or the costs of NOT doing something. The classic example is that the cost of a new aircraft carrier is NOT a billion dollars. The cost of a new aircraft carrier is two unbuilt hospitals and three unbuilt nursing homes, as an example. We tend to look at … Continue reading Pandemic Costs
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