Monthly Archives: August 2010

A Real WYO Dog and Pony Show

Well Pardner, let me give you  a big wonderful Wyoming welcome to Uncle Ben’s annual Economic Symposium(aka the  K.C. Federal Reserve Dog and Pony Show).      I haven’t been able to get a comprehensive guest list and of course no bloggers … Continue reading

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A Nation of Sloths

My friend F— just returned from a trip to visit family  and  he described sitting in the Minneapolis airport being stunned by the mass of people waddling by. Not masses mind you but by the mass of the individuals! Being … Continue reading

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Housing Stinks

The news that spooked the markets today was  existing home sales plunging 27% in July which of course “surprised most economists.” If I read or hear another phrase that economists flubbed another easy ground ball, I’m going to pull an … Continue reading

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CHAOS ECONOMICS

CHAOS ECONOMICS In previous blogs I have piled opprobrium upon Neoclassical economists, the high priests who whisper in the ears of our politicians and corporations. In my attempt to try to tease out the influence of these priests , I … Continue reading

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Why you cannot and MUST NOT trust Mainstream Economists

      Readers of this blog know that I hold  most mainstream economists in contempt. Not a day goes by when you hear or read comments like “(such and such bit of economic data) was Greater(or lesser) than economists estimates.” … Continue reading

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Cognitive Dissonance on Steroids

As promised in the last blog, I have been trying to bone up on some of the unwashed, unappreciated bastard children of conventional economics, such as Biophysical Economics and Complexity economics but I am still a ways from writing that … Continue reading

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The Aspen Ideas Festival 2010

Now that I am back to blogging, I have had to play catchup on what new ideas and events I have missed these past 6 months by swearing off the sheer effort involved in trying to glean clues about the … Continue reading

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