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The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse

September 10, 2021
To say we live in difficult times is not to belabor the obvious or be trite.  The four horsemen of our apocalypse are well known.  The pandemic is still with us in a profound way, and many developing countries do not have access to sufficient vaccines to inoculate a significant part of their population.  They may not until next year.  Meanwhile, t…
The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 10, 2021 Rating: 5
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Fukuyama on Nationalism and Class

May 02, 2017
Francis Fukuyama is one of the big thinkers of our generation.   The question he asked in his 1989 essay "The End of History?" was answered in his 1992 book "The End of History and the Last Man."  The question was droppedin favor of a simple declaratory sentence.  History, characterized by ideological conflict, was over.  Weste…
Fukuyama on Nationalism and Class Fukuyama on Nationalism and Class Reviewed by Marc Chandler on May 02, 2017 Rating: 5
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Longevity and Income

April 25, 2017
Americans do not like to talk about class.  Many like to think that there are no classes in the US and that sufficient hard work and one's socio-economic status can be raised.   These days, discussions of the disparity of wealth and income are acceptable ways to talk about class. 
There are various studies that suggest such mobility is becoming…
Longevity and Income Longevity and Income Reviewed by Marc Chandler on April 25, 2017 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: Another Look at the Reproduction Problem

December 09, 2016
In order  for a society to be sustained social relations have to be reproduced.   Yet now neither the middle class nor capital are able to reproduce themselves.  This may be the single greatest challenge our society faces. 
David Leonhardt of the New York Times reminds us that the phrase "American Dream" was born during the Depression.  A…
Great Graphic: Another Look at the Reproduction Problem Great Graphic:  Another Look at the Reproduction Problem Reviewed by Marc Chandler on December 09, 2016 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: What Kind of Jobs is the US Creating

September 07, 2016
The pessimists have claimed that the US is generating low paying jobs. Nearly every monthly jobs report is followed by what seems to be a canned retort.   The media picks up on the story and continues to regenerate it.  Earlier in the recovery the argument made sense. It makes less sense now.  
This Great Graphic comes from the NY Federal Reserve.
Great Graphic: What Kind of Jobs is the US Creating Great Graphic:  What Kind of Jobs is the US Creating Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 07, 2016 Rating: 5
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