Godwin’s Law should force us to remember & fear our shared heritage with Nazi Germany

Godwin's Law

Summary: American discussions often end in references to Hitler or Nazis. That's usually seen as an oddity or fun fact, when in fact it warns us of deep aspects of American society that have roots in 1930s Germany -- and that still shape our future. We prefer amnesia to confronting this. Perhaps events in the next … Continue reading Godwin’s Law should force us to remember & fear our shared heritage with Nazi Germany

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ECRI explains the global slowdown, and what lies ahead

Summary: The Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI), who correctly predicted the slow recovery, looks at the multi-year slowing in the economies of the developed nations -- its causes (the world is becoming Japan) and likely consequences. ECRI’s Simple Math Goes Global ECRI, 20 June 2016. Reposted with their generous permission. The risk of a global … Continue reading ECRI explains the global slowdown, and what lies ahead

Politics of the EU: “Vanity and Venality”

Summary: Today Britain votes on the same choice Americans face in November -- choosing between a bad choice endorsed by ruling elites, and a leap into a probably worse unknown. Here's a brilliant analysis of Europe by Susan Watson (from 2013, still the best brief I've seen about the EU's politics). It reminds us why … Continue reading Politics of the EU: “Vanity and Venality”