Today: the root of The Root, fastball ceiling, gig schmig, pickleball politics, and high hanging fruit.Read More The Angle 06/27/2018
Today: pizza plugged potholes, wither the old gods, the wages of the minimum wage, you down with CVE?, big science gets bigger, awesome Ingrid Gehl, funnybooks go hi-tech, and the last hard bop jazz genius.Read More The Angle 06/18/2018
Firms investing more in capital than labor is evidence of low demand. Low demand saps productivity, which limits investment in new equipment and workers.Read More The DeX Files 05/29/2018: News & Notes On The Great Buyback Boom
If we’re safer because police are better than they used to be at policing, why do we need more police, more laws, more surveillance, more secrecy, and more technology meant to control us?Read More The DeX Files 05/24/2018: News & Notes On Amazonian Surveillance
Comicsgate is as much about comics fans as it is about comics as a medium and an industry.Read More Another Gate For Geeks
We think there’s a political and a military solution in Syria while we dither about the political and occasionally unleash the military. But for Assad and his coalition a military solution is the political solution.Read More Skin Or No Skin In A Game Called Syria
Trump is banking on weapons production and sales as a revenue stream (and a source of manufacturing jobs) for the U.S. Likewise, Russia needs new cash flows to offset low oil prices and the effects of Western sanctions.Read More What Arms Race?
“The new focus started on June 30, when FoxNews.com published an article on “the apparently increasing frequency of female teachers having sex with their young male students.””Read More Don’t Stand So Close To Her
While I feel sorta sorry for mid and low-level staffers torn between leaving and staying (perhaps compromising their careers with either choice), I also think they must’ve had some idea of what they were getting into.Read More The DexFiles: Notes And Quotes On Trump’s White House Dysfunction
Black boxes have inputs and outputs, but the connections among them and the rules that govern how causes become effects are purposely opaque so that consent can be manufactured and propaganda can be accepted without evidence.
A few thoughts on how black a box Syria is:Read More Syria Is A Black Box