Unequal Poverty: Tricks (Part Two of two)

In the previous installment: I explained how the general standard of living in America, denoted by real income, grew a great deal between 1975 and a recent date, specifically, 2007. This, in spite of a widespread rumor to the contrary. The first installment touched only a little on the following problem: It’s possible for overall … Continue reading Unequal Poverty: Tricks (Part Two of two)

One Sure Thing About Globalization – The American Motion Pictures Industry World Hegemony Part 2

[Editor’s note: this lecture was delivered to the Leavey Institute of Santa Clara University in 2003. You can find it reproduced in whole here] Poverty, some International Trends Now, let’s look for objectionable new facts in the worldwide distribution of income. (It’s too difficult to get international data on wealth.) In the nineteen-fifties, the total of the national … Continue reading One Sure Thing About Globalization – The American Motion Pictures Industry World Hegemony Part 2

Woman’s Mind; The Mysteries of “Occupy;” the Libertarian Side of the Movement; Syrians

My wife of more years than she cares to remember just told me calmly that I had “low standards” in “women and in food.” It seems that she thinks I could have done better than her. Makes me think because, by and large, I trust that woman’s judgment. Got to take a second look at … Continue reading Woman’s Mind; The Mysteries of “Occupy;” the Libertarian Side of the Movement; Syrians