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What do people do when their usual currency is quickly devaluing?

What do people do when their usual currency is quickly devaluing?

Nov 15, 2011

I cannot do true justice to the plight of the masses during the Great Inflation of the Weimar Republic. Nor can I give much informed insight to the scenes played out across the Zimbabwe countryside as that country plunged through the currency abyss. However, let me take this question as an opportunity to provide my best guess as to what would happen here on the...

Muammar Gaddafi: 112 ways to spell crazy

The Colonel is dead. No, not the chicken guy, but rather that crazy cat of Tripoli, the “King of Kings of Africa”, I am of course referring to  Colonel Muammar Gaddafi . Coming to power at the age of 27 and ruling for 42 years straight, he was a dictator amongst dictators. A cashew in a can of peanuts.   His brutality was matched only by his...

Forget Wall Street, occupy K Street

Forget Wall Street, occupy K Street

Oct 13, 2011

Let me pay homage to the Gods of Understatement, there is something terribly wrong with this country. Lately, whenever I get down about my life, I can always find solace by perusing through Mary Meeker’s USA Inc.. In her analysis, which contains enough graphs and spreadsheets to send any McKinsey associate to orgasmic heights, she paints a dire picture of...

My addiction to Republican talk radio

My addiction to Republican talk radio

Sep 7, 2011

Its not easy being a full-time liberal, especially when you are also a part-time commuter. Now for those living in NYC, you might not remember what the dashboard of a car looks like, but if you can try to remember that box in the middle with the two knobs and a clock, that’s called a ‘radio’. If its been a while, just know that it all still works...

What was the single most trans-formative event of the Cold War?

What was the single most trans-formative event of the Cold War?

Aug 21, 2011

The erection of the Berlin Wall gave the world a very real and permanent face to Churchill’s metaphorical “Iron Curtain”. While the divide between the Soviet and Western spheres of influence had long since become an accepted reality, the wall gave it a physical personification. The no-man’s land, guardtowers and dead bodies represented a...