Monthly Archives: January 2014

Inequality and Taxation: The Krugman Conundrum

I’ll make this short: In today’s New York Times Paul Krugman once again revealed how his Keynesian thinking has been corrupted by opposing neoclassical, supply-side ideas. If you are losing patience with my continually “picking on” Paul Krugman, I am only focusing … Continue reading

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Inequality, Money, and Taxation

The truth, both throughout the entire world as Oxfam International has now shown, and in the United States as my own statistics verify, is that the concentration of wealth in the hands of a very few individuals has gone way beyond … Continue reading

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Poverty, Inequality, and Real Macroeconomics

My last post (“Poverty, Inequality, and the ‘Conventional’ Cluelessness,” here) focused on the recent Op-ed by David Brooks, “The Inequality Problem” (1/16/14, here). Three rebuttals were discussed, along with my perspective on Keynesian and neoclassical economics set forth in two articles posted … Continue reading

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Poverty, Inequality, and the “Conventional” Cluelessness

The well-being of society and the problems of poverty and inequality were among the principal concerns of the “political economy” of Adam Smith and most of the classical economists. With the development of “neoclassical” economics at the end of the … Continue reading

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Provincetown: An Interloper’s Report

On January 12, Sunday, I attended the closing concert on the last day of the first annual Cape Cod Songwriters Retreat (CCSR) held January 10-12 in Provincetown. The retreat was organized by David Roth, and staffed by Cosy Sheridan, Reggie … Continue reading

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2013 – Flowers and Dust

Here’s my contribution to the year in review. Searching for images reflecting the contrasting, paradoxical feelings I’ve lived with this year, these two words leaped to mind immediately. They may seem obvious, or trite, but they were the first two … Continue reading

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