Monthly Archives: October 2013

Tribalism and Ray Kurzweil

Futurist Ray Kurzweil presently enjoys a gig at Google as engineering director.  Kurzweil is sixty-five years old, and he takes 150 dietary supplements a day, according to an interview published in McLean’s magazine.  Kurzweil says he is trying to bridge … Continue reading

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Wrong Way Blogging

Wrong Way Blogging Read any article on blogging, and the self-appointed expert (and how the Web has grown those ranks geometrically!) will tell you that a blog should focus on one subject in order to find its audience, or, in … Continue reading

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Is China Preparing to Flip the Switch?

Speculation among some followers of the currency wars regarding Dagong’s downgrade of US debt suggests that the downgrade indicates China is almost ready to “flip the switch,” that is, sell all its US Treasury holdings at once.  This view is … Continue reading

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Question for Economists

If the United States is running a budget surplus, why does it need to increase the debt limit? http://www.cnbc.com/id/100880536

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