Category Archives: Finances & Economics

Star Wars: The economics are with you

Not surprisingly, some of my fellow geeks have already examined the economics of the fictional Star Wars galaxy. I found four posts, with varying levels of detail, scope, and focus (1, 2, 3, 4). That said, I couldn’t resist adding … Continue reading

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Luddites and the battle for workers’ rights

I never studied the Luddites, so this article by Michael Coren for Quartz was a good excuse to learn about them. However, he and Clive Thompson draw off-the-mark conclusions from the Luddite rebellion (Thompson’s article in Smithsonian). It appears that before … Continue reading

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Supply and demand versus peak resources

I am going to start by admitting I got sucked into the peak oil worries about a decade ago. I even bought my father a book about it one Christmas so we could discuss how screwed everyone was. Needless to … Continue reading

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Why trickle-down economics should work…and why it can’t.

**I’m not an economist. Nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. So, any of my economist friends are welcome to tear me a new poo hole as necessary** Trickle-down or supply-side economics is a concept that … Continue reading

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