Let’s face it. The study of economics is boring. The subject has been called the unsocial, non-scientific social science. Yet, economics may form the most essential part of society.
Howling from the Heartland
“Be with me, Beauty, for the fire is dying;
My dog and I are old, too old for roving.
Man, whose young passion set the spindrift flying,
“The only way to win World War III is to prevent it.”
— President Dwight David Eisenhower
Beginning in 1763, Charles Mason, a British astronomer, and Jeremiah Dixon, a British surveyor and amateur astronomer, began mapping out the line of demarcation between slave states and free states.
“How could it be that the home of Silicon Valley and JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratories) — doing incredible things like indexing all the world’s knowledge and putting rovers on Mars —would build a bullet train
It made headline news for a couple of days and then sort of faded into the background. The iconic Washington Post has been sold to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos.
Last week, as we were driving home from a vacation in Bodega Bay, Patty and I listened to a report on the radio about fast-food workers in New York walking off the job.