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2015

May 29 · IS ISRAEL A WICKED STATE? OR ARE ARAB LEADERS OBTUSE AND FEAR COMPROMISE? Part 5 In A Series

May 11 · IS ISRAEL A WICKED STATE? ARE ARAB LEADERS OBTUSE AND FEAR COMPROMISE Part 4 of a Series

May 08 · IS ISRAEL A WICKED STATE? ARE ARAB LEADERS OBTUSE AND FEAR COMPROMISE Part 3 of a Series

May 06 · IS ISRAEL A WICKED STATE? ARE ARAB LEADERS OBTUSE AND FEAR COMPROMISE Part 2 of a Series

May 05 · IS ISRAEL A WICKED OR ARE ARAB LEADERS OBTUSE AND FEAR COMPROMISE Part 1

Apr 21 · Jews, Their Languages, Their Diasporas, and Anti-Semitism For 3000 Years: Part 6

Apr 12 · Jews, Their Languages, Their Diasporas, and Anti-Semitism For 3000 Years: Part 5

Apr 09 · Jews, Their Languages, Their Diasporas, and Anti-Semitism For 3000 Years: Part 4

Apr 05 · Jews, Their Languages, Their Diasporas, and Anti-Semitism For 3000 Years: Part 3

Apr 02 · Jews, Their Languages, Their Diasporas, and Anti-Semitism For 3000 Years: Part 2

Mar 26 · Jews, Their Languages, Their Diasporas, and Anti-Semitism For 3000 Years: Part 1

Mar 17 · ANTI-SEMITISM IN EUROPE, COMPARATIVELY VIEWED

Mar 13 · Christians Persecuted All Over the Middle East. More and More Flee

Mar 01 · ISRAEL, THE MIDDLE EAST, AND OBAMA AND IRAN

Feb 19 · PART FOUR ISLAM AND ITS MASSIVE PROBLEMS WITHIN AND BETWEEN EACH MUSLIM COUNTRY AS WELL AS WITH RADICAL JIHADI TERRORIST GROUPS

Feb 15 · GLOBAL ISLAM'S NON-STOP DECLINE FROM 1700 ON ...PART 3 IN A SERIES

Feb 14 · ISLAM'S THRUSTING RISE IN POWER AND CONQUEST FOR 11 CENTURIES...PART TWO IN A SERIES

Feb 14 · ISLAM'S THRUSTING RISE IN POWER AND CONQUEST FOR 11 CENTURIES...PART ONE IN A SERIES

2014

Dec 25 · Putin's Russia and New Expansion --- What Is Liable To Happen

2013

May 10 · Jacques Derrida: Deconstructionist Genius or Self-Bamboozled Fraud? Part V

Apr 30 · Jacques Derrida: Deconstructionist Genius or Self-Bamboozled Fraud: Part IV

Apr 26 · Jacques Derrida: Deconstructionist Genius or Self-Bamboozled Fraud? Part III

Apr 15 · Jacques Derrida: Deconstructionist Genius or Self-Bamboozled Fraud? Part II

Apr 14 · Jacques Derrida: Deconstructionist Genius or Self-Bamboozled Fraud?

Apr 02 · The Topsy-Turvy Life of Recent American Declinist Claims: The 5th Time It's Happened

Mar 25 · Israel's Christian population grows steadily, even as Christians exit swiftly Arab countries

2012

Apr 10 · FOURTH AND FINAL COMMENTS ON THE GERMAN ECONOMY

Mar 30 · THE GERMAN ECONOMY'S IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE RECENTLY, AND PROBLEMS THAT STILL CONFRONT THE COUNTRY

Mar 22 · HOW WILL CHINA'S ECONOMY GROW AFTER IT'S EXHAUSTED THE THREE DECADE-OLD MODEL NOW IN ITS DEATH THROES?

Feb 19 · EU TROUBLES AND LOTS OF COMPARISONS BETWEEN THE EU AND THE USA

2011

Dec 27 · CAR PRODUCTION, CAR OWNERSHIP, CAR EXPORTS: USA VS. GERMANY

Nov 23 · WILL THE PUBLIC TOLERATE A CONTROLLED INCREASE IN INFLATION?

Nov 22 · SURPRISE! HERBERT HOOVER'S DEFICIT SPENDING FAR EXCEEDED FDR'S

Jun 12 · THREE IMPORTANT NOVELS WORTH READING

Jun 09 · WILL THE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM HURT THE ABILITY OF THE USA TO COMPETE EFFECTIVELY WITH POTENTIAL GREAT POWER RIVALS?

Mar 01 · NATURE VS. NURTURE: HOW THE GENETIC HERITAGE OF INDIVIDUALS INTERACTS WITH FAMILY AND OTHER SOCIALIZING INFLUENCES TO SHAPE AN INDIVIDUAL'S PERSONALITY TRAITS

Feb 21 · MORE ON HOW CHINA'S UNDERVALUED CURRENCY AND OVERHEATED ECONOMY ARE DESTABILIZING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

Feb 19 · SOME GOOD FOLLOW-UP COMMENTS BY OTHERS ON CHINA'S HUGE CURRENT ACCOUNT SURPLUSES AND AMERICA'S C.A. DEFICITS

Feb 15 · AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENT WORLD-WIDE

Feb 14 · CHINA'S CURRENCY MANIPULATION AND ITS IMPACT ON USA JOB-GROWTH

Jan 05 · CONVERGENCE CATCH-UP GROWTH AND THE RISE OF CHINA, INDIA, AND BRAZIL. OR AMERICAN DECLINE REDUX, NEWEST VERSION

2010

Oct 18 · A PRIMER ON IRAN BY PBS'S TEHRAN BUREAU: WHAT'S GOOD AND BAD ABOUT IT

Oct 01 · ABSURD COMMENTS AT ECONOMIST'S VIEW --- THE TEA PARTY LINKED BY IMPLICATION TO THE NAZI PARTY IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION --- AND PROF BUG'S HARD-HITTING, EVIDENCE-DRIVEN REPLY

Sep 27 · MORE ON PROF BUG'S LATEST SWAT INTO CYBERSPACE EXILE

Sep 22 · CHINA'S HUGE TRADE SURPLUS WITH THE USA: THE BENEFITS AND THE COSTS FOR US

Sep 10 · THE ROLE OF THE STATE IN THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC SECTORS OF THE USA AND OTHER RICH DEMOCRATIC COUNTRIES

Sep 06 · THE UNIVERSE, ITS ORIGINS, AND THE ARGUMENTS IN PHYSICS AND PHILOSOPHY OVER MATERIALISM AND MENTAL INFLUENCES

Sep 01 · SOME BUGGED-OUT ANALYSIS OF THE SWEDISH AND GERMAN ECONOMIES

Sep 01 · WHAT CAN MONETARY POLICY DO TO SPEED UP THE SLOW RECOVERY OF THE US ECONOMY FROM THE RECENT RECESSION?

Aug 28 · CRIME AND INEQUALITY: BOTH VIOLENT AND PROPERTY CRIME IS HIGHER IN WEST EUROPE THAN IN THE USA

Aug 27 · TAXES, STATE-SPENDING, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA'S 10 CAMPUSES

Aug 24 · AN INTERVIEW WITH FRANCE'S PRE-EMINENT SPECIALIST, ACADEMIC AND PRACTICAL, ON THE FRENCH HEALTHCARE SYSTEM AND SOME COMPARISONS WITH THE USA'S

Aug 23 · THE USA AND FRENCH HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS COMPARED, BOTH THEIR STRENGHTS AND PROBLEMS

Aug 18 · STRUCTURAL AND CYCLICAL UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEMS IN THE USA. PLUS SOME BASIC MACROECONOMIC CONCEPTS, NICELY DIAGRAMMED

Aug 14 · EVEN IN A RECESSI0N, DON'T FORGET THE IMPORTANCE OF AGGREGATE SUPPLY. AND IS THERE A "PARADOX OF TOIL?"

Aug 11 · WHAT'S RIGHT AND WHAT'S BEEN WRONG WITH OUR POLICIES IN IRAQ AND ESPECIALLY AFGHANISTAN?

Aug 07 · THE GERMAN AND THE AMERICAN ECONOMIES, COMPARATIVELY ANALYZED

Aug 04 · PAUL KRUGMAN, LEFT-WING LIBERALS, AND THEIR HOSTILITY TO THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

Aug 01 · THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNMENT IN THE USA ECONOMY. OR LEFT-WING AND CERTAIN RIGHT-WING DELUSIONSLEFT-WING DELUSIONS ON THE TOPIC

Jul 27 · MODERATES VS. IDEOLOGUES IN ECONOMIC THEORY VS. THE POLITICS OF POLICYMAKING

Jul 22 · WHY THE OVERALL CONDITION OF THE USA ECONOMY IS ONLY ONE AMONG A NUMBER OF INFLUENCES IN DETERMINING ELECTORAL OUTCOMES

Jul 18 · THE GERMAN AND JAPANESE ECONOMIES WITH THEIR NON-STOP TRADE SURPLUSES VS. THE US ECONOMY AND ITS ONGOING TRADE DEFICITS

Jul 11 · IDEOLOGIES, DEMOCRATS, POLITICAL AND OTHER "EXPERTS", AND THE OBAMA ERA

Jul 02 · U.S. PRESIDENTS, JOB-CREATION, PRODUCTIVITY TRENDS, FOREIGN POLICY, AND CHINA

Jun 29 · MORE ON EUROPEAN POLICYMAKERS AND AUSTERITY VS. THE OBAMA-LED PREFERENCES FOR MORE FISCAL STIMULI

Jun 27 · WHY THE BIG GAP BETWEEN THE USA GOVERNMENT AND THE GOVERNMENTS IN THE EU ON AUSTERITY VS. STIMULUS POLICIES? WHAT INFERENCES CAN BE DRAWN ABOUT POLITICS FROM THESE POLICY DIFFERENCES?

Jun 18 · TWO FAMOUS LIBERTARIAN FREE-MARKET ECONOMISTS AND THE GREAT DEPRESSION OF THE 1930s

Jun 17 · DO RICH INDUSTRIAL AND POST-INDUSTRIAL COUNTRIES MAKE ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS WORSE OR BETTER?

Jun 16 · HOW MANY AMERICANS, EVEN OVERWHELMINGLY THOSE WHO ARE DEMOCRATS, OPPOSE SOMETHING LIKE A DANISH OR SWEDISH WELFARE-STATE

Jun 14 · MORE ON THE LIVING STANDARDS OF THE LOWEST-INCOME AMERICANS, SWEDES, AND DANES

Jun 10 · THE LOWEST 10% INCOME-HOUSEHOLDS OVERALL INCOME AND CONSUMPTION COMPARED: Sweden, Denmark, and the USA

Jun 08 · DOES THE USA NEED A NEW STIMULUS PACKAGE?

Jun 04 · WHAT'S WRONG WITH ALL UTOPIAN THOUGHT, WHETHER OF THE POLITICAL LEFT OR RIGHT OR BY PROFESSORS INVOKING "THE BEST SOCIAL SCIENCE"

Jun 02 · AMERICAN EDUCATION DOES FAR BETTER, AT ALL LEVELS, WHEN COMPARATIVELY VIEWED

Jun 01 · WHY ARE ORTHODOX KEYNESIANS --- COMPARED EVEN TO NEW KEYNESIANS, NEVER MIND FREE-MARKET NEW CLASSICAL THEORY --- FRUSTRATED THAT THEIR ADVICE FOR NEW FISCAL STIMULI IS BEING IGNORED BY THE WHITE HOUSE AND ALL EU GOVERNMENTS

May 28 · WHAT CAN BE DONE TO IMPROVE MACROECONOMIC THEORIES AS POLICY GUIDES?

May 25 · WHY DID JAPAN, GERMANY, AND THE OTHER ADVANCED STATIST-WELFARE COUNTRIES IN WEST EUROPE DECLINE RELATIVE TO THE MORE FREE-MARKET ECONOMIES OF THE USA, THE OTHER ENGLISH-SPEAKING INDUSTRIAL COUNTRIES, AND HONG KONG AND SINGAPORE IN ASIA AFTER 1980?

May 23 · WHY IS THE USA, ALONG WITH 48 OTHER COUNTRIES (INCLUDING ALL THE DEMOCRACIES IN EUROPE AND MOST OF ASIA), FIGHTING TERRORISM IN AFGHANISTAN?

May 22 · MISLEADING COMPARISONS BETWEEN THE JAPANESE AND AMERICAN ECONOMIES, NOW OR WITH JAPAN'S STAGNANT GROWTH FOR THE LAST TWO DECADES. Or why is Paul Krugman a Cassandra doomster?

May 21 · THE IDEOLOGICALLY CHARGED THEORETICAL DEBATE BETWEEN ADVOCATES OF FREE-MARKETS VS. THE ADVOCATES OF GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS, TAXES, AND DISTRIBUTIVE POLICIES

May 17 · THE UNDERLYING POLITICAL CONTEXT AND CAUSES OF THE EU CRISIS

May 17 · THE EFFORTS OF CERTAIN EU COUNTRIES TO REFORM THEIR LABOR MARKETS ALONG FREE-MARKET LINES

May 15 · WHY DO RADICAL LEFT-WING HOPES FOR A CAPITALIST GLOBAL BREAKDOWN AND A BURSTING SURGE OF SOCIALISM AMID ITS RUINS ALWAYS PROVE ILLUSORY?

May 10 · RAW CONFUSIONS ON THE POLITICAL LEFT AND RIGHT --- ESPECIALLY THE MORE IDEOLOGICAL WINGS IN EACH CAMP --- ABOUT AMERICAN FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICIES

May 08 · WHY ARE ALL THE DEMOCRATIC COUNTRIES, PLUS SOME DICTATORSHIPS, THAT BORDER CHINA HEAVILY COUNTER-BALANCING ITS BIG MILITARY AND NAVAL BUILD-UP? THE AMERICAN ROLE IN AN EVOLVING ASIAN "NATO." AND WIDER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE GLOBAL USA ROLE THAT DISTRESS THE POLITICAL LEFT-WING IN THIS COUNTRY

May 08 · ARE THE EXPERTS ON CONTENTIOUS PUBLIC POLICIES USUALLY THE BEST GUIDES, COMPARED TO POLICY-COMPROMISES WORKED OUT BY POLITICAL LEADERS?

May 01 · WILL THE EUROZONE SURVIVE? AND CORE FRENCH-GERMAN RELATIONS, INCREASINGLY CONTENTIOUS NOW

Apr 29 · IS THE USA A THREAT TO THE LONG-STANDING CULTURES OF OTHER COUNTRIES? IS THE SPREAD OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE A THREAT TOO?

Apr 25 · MORE, MUCH MORE, ON US-CHINESE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL RELATIONS

Apr 20 · SHOULD THE USA EXERT PRESSURE ON CHINA TO REVALUE ITS RMB CURRENCY? WOULD A REVALUATION OF 20-30% REALLY HELP REDUCE THE US TRADE DEFICIT?

Apr 18 · HOW US GOVERNMENTS AT ALL LEVELS, FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL, HAVE RAISED REVENUE OVER THE LAST CENTURY. THE BREAKDOWN BY SOURCES DURING THAT CENTURY. AND A FURTHER BREAKDOWN FOR 2010.

Apr 15 · FRANCO-GERMAN STRAINED RELATIONS, THEIR CAUSES, AND FRENCH DIPLOMATIC RETALIATION

Apr 13 · WHAT DO THE USA HOUSING CRISIS DOWN TO 2008 AND THE CANADIAN HOUSING BOOM HAVE IN COMMON WITH ROMEO'S AND JUILET'S LOVE, SEX, AND DEATH?

Apr 05 · WHAT DOES PRESIDENT OBAMA SHARE MASSIVELY WITH TEDDY ROOSEVELT AND ALL 20TH CENTURY DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTS EXCEPT CARTER?

Apr 01 · MORE, MUCH MORE, ON WELFARE STATES AND IMMIGRATION: THE USA AND THE EU COMPARED

Mar 30 · WELFARE-STATES AND IMMIGRATION: THE USA AND WEST EUROPE COMPARED

Mar 28 · MORE ON THE CONTRASTS BETWEEN AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN TAX STRUCTURES, AND MORE ON TAX REBELLIONS IN THE USA SINCE THE WHISKEY REBELLION OF THE 1790S

Mar 22 · THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT: WHY HAS THE USA WITNESSED RECURRING TAX REBELLIONS? COMPARISONS WITH THE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

Mar 20 · CHINA'S HUGE TRADE SURPLUS WITH THE USA: WHAT TO DO?

Mar 19 · HOW GENEROUS SHOULD UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS BE --- IN DOLLARS AND DURATION --- BEFORE THEY START LIMITING SERIOUS JOB-SEARCHES AND KEEP UNEMPLOYMENT HIGHER THAN OTHERWISE? USA AND WEST EUROPEAN COMPARISONS

Mar 14 · CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES: OUR ECONOMIC AND NATIONAL-SECURITY TIES

Mar 14 · CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES: OUR ECONOMIC AND NATIONAL-SECURITY TIES

Mar 12 · AMERICAN EDUCATION COMPARATIVELY VIEWED: PERFORMANCE, COSTS, AND INFLUENCE ON OUR ECONOMY

Mar 11 · WHY HAS CHILE BECOME THE RICHEST COUNTRY IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE LEAST CORRUPT?

Mar 10 · ADAM SMITH, THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN MARKET-ECONOMIES, AND LIBERAL PEACE THEORY

Mar 07 · MORE ON CHILE, NORWAY, AND VARIOUS KINDS OF CAPITALISM

Mar 05 · CHILE, MILTON FRIEDMAN, FREE-MARKET ECONOMICS, AND THE CLOSE CORRELATION BETWEEN FREE-MARKETS AND ECONOMIC WEALTH

Mar 02 · HOW BIG IS AMERICAN TOTAL DEBT --- HOUSEHOLD, CORPORATE, FINANCIAL, AND GOVERNMENT --- COMPARED TO OTHER MAJOR DEVELOPED COUNTRIES? PREPARE FOR SOME SURPRISES

Feb 24 · WHAT CAN WE EXPECT THE SOCIAL SCIENCES TO DO? THE CONTROVERSY OVER THE GROWTH OF MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN THE USA SINCE THE LATE 1970S AS AN EXAMPLE

Feb 22 · MORE ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE USA AND EU, LIVING STANDARDS, AND SWEDEN

Feb 20 · MORE FUN AND ENLIGHTENMENT ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP: USA AND EU-JAPAN COMPARISONS

Feb 19 · MORE ON THE GREEK ECONOMIC CRISIS, THE EU, AND THE ANALOGY WITH THE ARGENTINE DEFAULT OF 2002

Feb 16 · THE GREEK ECONOMIC CRISIS AND THE EURO-MESS, PLUS OTHER MATTERS

Feb 14 · RIFE MISCONCEPTIONS AND FATUITY ABOUT AMERICAN WORKERS COMPARED TO THOSE IN WEST EUROPE'S WELFARE STATES

Feb 12 · WHO ARE HAPPIER --- AMERICAN OR WEST EUROPEAN WORKERS?

Feb 10 · MORE ON INCOME INEQUALITY, THE WELFARE STATE, AND THE USA, THE EU, AND JAPAN

Feb 08 · MORE FUN AND ILLUMINATION AS TO WHY THE USA POLITICAL LEFT DOESN'T HAVE THE INFLUENCE THAT THE WEST EUROPEAN EQUIVALENT ENJOYS

Feb 06 · WHY DOES THE WEST EUROPEAN LEFT DO BETTER THAN ITS EQUIVALENT IN THE USA?

Feb 03 · WHAT CAN AMERICANS USEFULLY ADAPT FROM CANADA AND POSSIBLY FRANCE?

Jan 30 · AMERICAN MANUFACTURING, JOBS, AND WAGES

Jan 25 · HOW PARANOID POSTERS WITH LOW-ESTEEM, A NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER, AND OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE URGES CAN IDENTIFY THEMSELVES WITH A DO-IT-YOURSELF TEST

Jan 23 · MORE EXCHANGES, SOME SERIOUS, SOME COMICAL, ON EU-USA DIFFERENCES

Jan 21 · DOES LOWER INCOME INEQUALITY IN THE EU CONTRIBUTE TO SOLVING SOCIAL PROBLEMS, INCREASING THEM, OR WHAT?

Jan 17 · AMERICAN AND WEST EUROPEAN ADVANTAGES OVER ONE ANOTHER

Jan 17 · WHY IS POOR HAITI SO BACKWARD AND MISERABLY GOVERNED, EVEN COMPARED TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC RIGHT NEXT DOOR ON THE SAME ISLAND?

Jan 13 · EUROPEAN FASCISM AND ITS POST-1945 FALL-OUT

Jan 09 · MARXIST HOCUS-POCUS AND WOOLGATHERING, EVEN AS A CLEAR MAJORITY OF DEMOCRATS OPPOSE A BIGGER GOVERNMENT AND HIGHER TAXES

Jan 04 · SHOULD WE RFEAR A NEW RECESSION AND MORE JUMPS IN UNEMPLOYMENT AS OCCURRED IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION OF THE 1930's?

2009

Dec 17 · IS NEW JOB-CREATION TO FOLLOW SOON? AND WHY ARE LEFT-WING IDEOLOGUES SO COCKSURE IT WON'T WITHOUT MORE AND MORE FISCAL STIMULI?

Dec 06 · WHY EXPERTS ON POLITICALLY CHARGED POLICY ISSUES SHOULD BE TREATED WITH CAUTION

Nov 24 · PSYCHOLOGICAL FINDINGS ABOUT OUR BEHAVIOR VS. RATIONAL CHOICE ASSUMPTIONS IN MAINSTREAM ECONOMICS

Nov 19 · MARTIN HEIDEGGER: HOW HIS PHILOSOPHICAL WORK WAS INFLUENCED BY NAZI IDEOLOGY

Nov 10 · TWO DIFFERENT SORTS OF PREVALENT INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL STYLES, AND WHICH ONE FACILITATES OR HAMPERS DEMOCRACY AND WHY

Nov 05 · MORE ON WELFARE REFORM, SINGLE-PARENT FAMILIES, AND INEQUALITY

Oct 30 · MORE COMMENTARY ON INCOME INEQUALITY AND LABOR'S SHARE OF NATIONAL INCOME

Oct 23 · AMERICAN INCOME INEQUALITY AND MOBILITY: TWO MORE BUGGY COMMENTARIES

Oct 22 · US INCOME INEQUALITY AND MOBILITY IN THE USA: THE OFFICIAL US TREASURY REPORT

Oct 19 · INTELLECTUAL STYLES, THEIR WIDER SOCIAL AND POLITICAL FALL-OUT, AND DEMOCRACY OR DICTATORSHIPS

Oct 17 · HOW BAD HAS INEQUALITY IN INCOME BEEN SINCE 1979?

Oct 15 · WHY WAS THE U.S. WELFARE SYSTEM REFORMED IN 1996, AND HOW HAS THE REFORM WORKED SINCE THEN?

Oct 12 · SOME PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS ABOUT UNIVERSITY EDUCATION, HERE AND IN EUROPE

Oct 11 · EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCE IN THE UNITED STATES,SORTED OUT BY ETHNICITY, FAMILY STRUCTURE, AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS: CONTINUED

Oct 10 · EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCE IN THE UNITED STATES, SORTED OUT BY ETHNICITY, FAMILY STRUCTURE, AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS

Oct 02 · SOME PROBLEMS WITH THE OFFICIAL GLOBAL WARMING MODELS

Sep 27 · THREE DIFFERENT WAYS TO INDUSTRIALIZE, AND THE POLITICAL FALL-OUT: 1) Largely stateless and democratic; 2) State-led by militarized conservative elites; and 3) Communism instituted by middle-class revolutionaries in backward peasant societies

Sep 22 · MORE ROLLICKING RAGE-DRIVEN TOSH: A SEQUEL,THIS TIME ABOUT FASCISM

Sep 19 · ROLLICKING RAGE-DRIVEN TOSH ABOUT FREUD AND VIOLENCE AND WARFARE IN PRIMITIVE SOCIETIES

Sep 16 · ON FREUD, PSYCHOANALYSIS, AND OTHER PSYCHOTHERAPIES

Sep 07 · MORE COMMENTS ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE NATURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES: POPPER VS. THE LOGICAL POSITIVISTS

Aug 28 · THE USA, FRENCH, AND CANADIAN HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS: MYTHS AND PROBLEMS, CONTINUED

Aug 26 · THE USA AND FRENCH HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS: MYTHS AND PROBLEMS

Aug 22 · CONFUSION IN MEASURING UPWARD MOBILITY: THE US, GERMANY, AND BELGIUM COMPARED

Aug 18 · THE ABUSE OF A BOO-WORD -- FASCISM. ITS CORE MEANING, HISTORY, AND VARIOUS CONCRETE EMBODIMENTS CLARIFIED

Aug 15 · WHAT CAUSED THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, AND WHY DID ENGLAND PIONEER IT?

Aug 08 · WHAT EXPLAINS THE GROWING WAGE-INEQUALITY IN THE US SINCE 1980?

Aug 03 · WHICH HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS ABROAD HAVE MODEL-LESSONS FOR US REFORMS?

Aug 01 · EMPIRES, IMPERIAL EXPANSION, AND SLAVERY THROUGHOUT HISTORY: WHY THE DIFFERENCES NOW?

Jul 28 · AN EXCHANGE WITH RADICALS AND LEFT-WING LIBERALS ON THE REFORM OF THE US HEALTH-CARE SYSTEM

Jul 25 · WHO ARE MORE SATISFIED WITH THEIR HEALTH-CARE: AMERICANS WITH HEALTH INSURANCE, AMERICANS WITHOUT IT, OR CANADIANS?

Jul 24 · DO MORE EGALITARIAN SOCIETIES IN INCOME AND WEALTH GENERATE "UPGRADED" MORAL VALUES? THE USA, EAST AND WEST EUROPE, AND RUSSIA AND CHINA COMPARED ON THIS SCORE

Jul 16 · WHY THE USA IS THE GLOBAL DRIVING FORCE IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES AND PHARMACEUTICALS: A COUNTERBLAST TO SOME OBDURATE COCKSURE KNOW-NOTHINGS

Jul 11 · DO RECESSIONS HAVE DESIRABLE "CLEANSING" EFFECTS: IN PARTICULAR, ARE THE NEEDED TO UNDERMINE OLD, INCREASINGLY INEFFICIENT FIRMS AND REALLOCATE CAPITAL AND LABOR TO NEW TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED FIRMS?

Jul 10 · MARKEDLY FAVORABLE ATTITUDES IN 20 COUNTRIES, WHICH ENCOMPASS 62% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION. TOWARD PRESIDENT OBAMA PERSONALLY AND THE US ROLE IN WORLD AFFAIRS

Jul 09 · THE NEUTRALITY IN WORLD WAR II OF SWEDEN AND SWITZERLAND --- A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

Jul 08 · EUROPEAN MASS-OPINION TOWARD THE USA: AN UPDATED ANALYSIS

Jul 06 · THE HISTORICAL EMERGENCE OF THREE SEPARATE LOWLAND COUNTRIES: NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM, AND LUXEMBOURG. AND THE FUTURE OF BELGIUM AS A UNITED COUNTRY --- AS WELL AS THE FUTURE AND WHAT THE RIGHT-WING SHIFT IN THE EU PORTENDS

Jul 06 · WERE THE GREAT ENLIGHTENMENT PHILOSPHERS IN 18TH CENTURY EUROPE AND AMERICA PC OR NOT?

Jul 04 · GREAT POWER DOMINANCE AND ITS USES TO PROMOTE INSTITUTIONAL CHANGES IN THE WORLD: IMPERIAL NAPOLEONIC FRANCE VS. AMERICAN HEGEMONY AND INFLUENCE

Jun 28 · CIRCA 1900: WHAT DID JAPAN, CZARIST RUSSIA, IMPERIAL CHINA, MEXICO, THE OTTOMAN AND PERSIAN EMPIRES HAVE IN COMMON? TAKE 2

Jun 28 · CIRCA 1900: WHAT DID JAPAN, CZARIST RUSSIA, IMPERIAL CHINA, MEXICO, THE OTTOMAN AND PERSIAN EMPIRES HAVE IN COMMON? WHY THE DIVERGENT DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOMES?

Jun 24 · WHY SOCIAL SCIENCE IS POSSIBLE --- OR WHY OUR ABILITY TO LEARN, USE REASON AND LOGIC, AND GENERALIZE ARE BUILT INTO THE HUMAN MIND

Jun 18 · THE US HEALTH SYSTEM AND THE US TAX SYSTEM: WOULD WE WANT AN EU-LIKE STATE HEALTH SYSTEM IF IT REQUIRED AN EU-LIKE REGRESSIVE TAX SYSTEM?

Jun 16 · MORE ON THORSTEIN VEBLEN AND H.L MENCKEN; VEBLEN AS A PRAGMATIST

Jun 15 · THE CLASH BETWEEN THORSTEIN VEBLEM AND H.L. MENCKEN

Jun 14 · IRAN AND THE ELECTIONS: SOME ESSENTIAL BACKGROUND

Jun 13 · MORE ON AMERICAN PUBLIC OPINION AND THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR UPWARD MOBILITY IN THE USA

Jun 12 · WHAT DO OPINION SURVEYS IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS REVEAL ABOUT AMERICANS' ATTITUDES TOWARD OUR SOCIETY, ECONOMY, AND INDIVIDUAL OPPORTUNITY?

Jun 12 · WHY DOES EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS VARY ACROSS ETHNIC/RACIAL GROUPS IN THE US: THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE

Jun 10 · WHAT EXPLAINS THE MASSIVE SHIFT OF EU VOTERS TO THE RIGHT? AND AT A TIME OF A MASSIVE GLOBAL RECESSION?

Jun 09 · EDUCATIONAL SKILLS, INCOME, AND TECHNOLOGY AS THE DRIVER OF LONG-TERM AMERICAN ECONOMIC GROWTH

Jun 08 · PROGRESSIVE VS. REGRESSIVE TAX-SYSTEMS: WHY ADVANCED WELFARE-STATE SYSTEMS RELY HEAVILY ON REGRESSIVE CONSUMPTION-TAXES

Jun 05 · DELIRIOUSLY FUNNY PSYCHO-WARD VENOM RUN AMUCK: THE EU, THE USA, AND GLOBALIZATION

Jun 01 · Crime, Deterrence, and Unemployment Rates: A Cross-Country Study Between the US and EU-15

May 29 · MORE ON EU AND USA JOB-CREATION AND UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE CURRENT DECADE

May 28 · US AND EU EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT RATES: WHICH SIDE OF THE ATLANTIC HAS DONE BETTER?

May 26 · THE US TRADE DEFICITS: AN EXCHANGE WITH A FOLLOWER OF AUSTRIAN ECONOMICS

May 24 · WHAT MOTIVATES US MILITARY INTERVENTIONS ABROAD? AN EXCHANGE WITH SOME LEFT-WING ZEALOTS

May 23 · SOCIAL NORMS VS. RATIONALLY MOTIVATED HOMO ECONOMICUS AS GUIDES TO SPECIFIC BEHAVIOR

May 20 · CHINA'S ALTERNATIVE FUTURE ROLES IN THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL ECONOMY AND ITS RELATIONS WITH THE USA

May 16 · CAN INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, SOCIETAL NORMS AND DUTIES, A LARGE INTERVENTIONIST STATE, AND DEMOCRACY EASILY MESH?

May 12 · WAS ADAM SMITH A LIBERTARIAN? OR HOW DO INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETAL INTERESTS INTER-RELATE IN HIS WORK?

May 11 · WHY THE USA AND THE OTHER ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES DIFFER FROM THE ADVANCED WELFARE-STATE COUNTRIES IN EUROPE

May 10 · RATS OUTPERFORM HUMANS IN DECISION-MAKING --- OR WHAT TO DO WITH FRAUDULENT STATISTICAL MODELING?

May 08 · THE PROBLEMS OF THE HOMELESS IN THE USA AND EU COMPARED

May 08 · SANTA BARBARA'S RAGING FIRE --- THE THIRD IN 10 MONTHS

May 04 · IS THE NETHERLANDS A COUNTRY THAT MERGES PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SPENDING IN A PRAISEWORTHY MIX THE USA SHOULD EMULATE?

May 01 · THE US EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM VIEWED COMPARATIVELY, WITH OTHER INDUSTRIAL COUNTRIES AND --- AS THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DOES --- ACROSS ETHNIC/RACIAL GROUPS WITHIN THE USA

Apr 26 · WHAT WILL THE CURRENT GLOBAL TRADE AND FINANCIAL SYSTEM LOOK LIKE? AND WHAT WILL BE THE ROLES OF THE USA, CHINA, JAPAN, AND THE EU IN IT?

Apr 24 · IS THE USA A VIOLENT COUNTRY, COMPARATIVELY VIEWED WITH OTHER RICH COUNTRIES?

Apr 24 · SHOULD THE USA COPY THE EU USE OF A LARGE CONSUMPTION TAX TO FINANCE GROWING GOVERNMENT?

Apr 21 · SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY VS. ECONOMICS' FOCUS ON RATIONAL CHOICE

Apr 21 · SURPRISE (MAYBE)! THE US IS THE WORLD'S LARGEST MANUFACTURING COUNTRY

Apr 20 · CAN THE FEDERAL RESERVE PURSUE EFFECTIVE MONETARY POLICIES WHILE BEING LESS INDEPENDENT, MORE TRANSPARENT, AND MORE DEMOCRATICALLY ACCOUNTABLE?

Apr 15 · CAN HUMAN BEHAIVOR BE MODELED? CAN ECONOMIC THEORIES DO BETTER?

Apr 10 · THE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM COMPARED TO OTHER COUNTRIES: Part II

Apr 08 · THE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM COMPARED TO OTHER COUNTRIES

Apr 07 · CHINA'S ECONOMY AND THE USA

Apr 07 · MISLEADING PARALLELS BETWEEN JAPAN'S FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC CRISIS SINCE 1991, AND THE CURRENT US CRISIS

Mar 30 · ARE CALLS FOR A NEW GLOBAL CENTRAL BANK AND SUPER-REGULATOR POLITICALLY SENSIBLE?

Mar 30 · THE EU-USA GAP IN FISCAL AND MONETARY POLICIES: WILL OBAMA BE ABLE TO BRIDGE IT?

Mar 28 · WHY THE EXPERTS IN POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC MATTERS ARE ALMOST ALWAYS WRONG

Mar 22 · DOES RICARDIAN EQUIVALENCE REDUCE OR OFFSET KEYENSIAN MULTIPLIER EFFECTS FOR FISCAL STIMULI?

Mar 20 · IS OBAMA A COVERT SOCIALIST, AS SOME RIGHT-WING AND OTHER REPUBLICANS NOW CHARGE?

Mar 18 · JOSEPH SCHUMPETER: THE PIONEER ECONOMIC INSPIRATION FOR INNOVATION-STUDIES AND THE MOST INFLUENTIAL HETERODOX ECONOMIST IN THE 20TH CENTURY

Mar 18 · INTERNAL CONFLICS WITHIN THE EU AND HOW THEY RELATE TO US ECONOMIC AND SECURITY POLICIES

Mar 07 · DOES RIFE IGNORANCE ABOUT POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUES MATTER MUCH FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF OUR DEMOCRATIC POLITY?

Mar 06 · WILL AMERICAN CAPITALISM LOOK THE SAME IN A DECADE HENCE AS IT DID UNTIL 2009?

Feb 24 · ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND LONG-TERM GROWTH: DEMAND-CONSTRAINED OR SUPPLY-CONSTRAINED. ALSO, THE SURPRISING PERSISTENCE OF THE USA'S CENTURY-OLD ECONOMIC LEAD

Feb 19 · MORE ANALYSIS OF WHAT HAPPENED TO STANDARD OLD-FASHIONED KEYNESIANISM: PLUS, THE SHIFT TO THE CONSERVATIVE RIGHT IN AMERICAN POLITICS IN THE 1970S AND 1980S

Feb 18 · WHY DID THE NEW DEAL RECOVERY PROGRAM OF FDR SINK INTO A ONE-YEAR RECESSION IN 1937-38?

Feb 17 · WHY THE KEYNESIAN PARADIGM DIVIDED INTO DIVERSE THEORETICAL MODELS IN THE 1970S, EVEN AS IT WAS MORE BASICALLY CHALLENGED BY NEW CLASSICAL THEORY

Feb 15 · WILL TAX CUTS SHORTEN OR LENGTHEN OUR RECESSION? 2nd IN A SERIES

Feb 15 · WILL TAX CUTS BE USEFUL FISCAL STIMULI TO COUNTER THE EXISTING RECESSION?

Feb 08 · WHY IDEOLOGUES --- WHETHER LIBERALS OR SOCIAL-DEMOCRATS ON THE LEFT, OR ON THE RIGHT CONSERVATIVES OR LIBERTARIANS ALWAYS TALK PAST ONE ANOTHER: A PHILOSOPHICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPLANATION

Feb 07 · THE ENORMOUS CHALLENGES THAT CONFRONT CHINA'S COMMUNIST PARTY'S LEADERSHIP

Feb 06 · WHY THE $US HAS BEEN RISING IN EXCHANGE-RATE MARKETS, AND HOW THIS TIES IN WITH THE CURRRENT GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS

Feb 05 · WHY THE $US HAS APPRECIATED IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS, AND HOW THIS AFFECTS US-CHINESE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL RELATIONS

Feb 05 · WHY GORBACHEV'S ECONOMIC REFORMS FAILED IN THE SOVIET UNION AND POST-MAOIST CHINA'S SUCCESS

Feb 01 · WILL FISCAL EXPANSION IN THE USA BE OFFSET BY CAPITAL MOVEMENTS INTO OUR COUNTRY AND SLIPPAGE OF AGGREGATE DEMAND INTO IMPORTS?

Jan 31 · WHICH U.S. POLITICAL PARTY HAS THE BETTER ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE, DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICAN?

Jan 28 · MORE ON RATIONAL-CHOICE AND RATIONAL-EXPECTATIONS AS THE BASIS OF MODERN ECONOMICS

Jan 28 · RATIONAL DECISION-MAKING AND BEHAVIOR VS. PSYCHOLOGICALLY GROUNDED DUAL-MODELS OF OUR BEHAVIOR

Jan 26 · DID KEYNES RENOUNCE KEYNESIANISM IN WORLD WAR II --- AT ANY RATE, FISCAL STIMULI THAT TARGETED PUBLIC WORKS IN A RECESSION?

Jan 23 · IS TARGETING PUBLIC EDUCATION A GOOD SOURCE OF FISCAL STIMULI---YES OR NO?

Jan 21 · DOES THE USA SUFFER FROM A LIQUIDITY TRAP THAT NULLIFIES EFFECTIVE MONETARY POLICY? DID IT IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION ERA?

Jan 19 · JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES' GARDEN-VARIETY, BUT NON-VIRULENT ANTI-SEMITISM: CONTINUED

Jan 18 · WERE THREE GREAT ECONOMISTS OF THE LAST CENTURY --- INCLUDING KEYNES --- ANTI-SEMITES?

Jan 18 · MORE ON FISCAL STIMULI --- OR WHY BANKS CONTINUE TO SIT IDLY IN THEIR EXCESS RESERVES

Jan 16 · MORE ON THE RELEVANCE OF KEYNESIAN ECONOMICS IN OUR CURRENT RECESSION: AN ONGOING SERIES

Jan 15 · WHY ARE SOME COUNTRIES RICH --- MORE THAN, SAY, $25,000 PER CAPITA INCOME --- AND MOST AREN'T?

Jan 10 · CAN MACROECONOMIC THEORIES OF ANY SORT OFFER RELIABLE POLICY-GUIDES FOR DEALING WITH A SERIOUS RECESSION?

Jan 06 · THE AMERICAN ECONOMY'S FUTURE RELATIVE DECLINE OR CONTINUED GLOBAL LEADER?

Jan 03 · WHAT EXPLAINS THE HUGE DIVERGENCE BETWEEN RICH AND POOR COUNTRIES?

2008

Dec 29 · WILL FISCAL STIMULI HELP OFFSET THE RECESSION OR NOT? AN ONGOING SERIES

Dec 27 · THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND NAZI GERMANY'S SPEEDY RECOVERY COMPARED TO THE USA: TAKE 2

Dec 24 · NEW KEYNESIANISM, POST-KEYNESIANISM, AND POST-AUSTRIAN THEORY

Dec 22 · WAS NAZI GERMANY'S SWIFT RECOVERY IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION AN EXAMPLE OF SUCCESSFUL KEYNESIAN PUMP-PRIMING?

Dec 21 · DID JAPAN BENEFIT FROM HIGH FISCAL STIMULI IN THE 1990's LOST DECADE? OR FROM EXPANDING MONETARY POLICIES EITHER?

Dec 20 · ARE CHINA, JAPAN, AND GERMANY, ALL EXPORT-ORIENTED ECONOMIES, BENEFICIAL FOR THE GLOBAL SYSTEM IN A WORLD-WIDE RECESSION?

Dec 16 · GERMANY, PAUL KRUGMAN, AND FISCAL STIMULI TO FIGHT EU RECESSION

Dec 14 · BERNARD MADROFF, PONZI-SCHEMES, AND FINANCIAL INNOVATIONS: ANYBODY FOR REGULATION?

Dec 14 · WILL PLANNED INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING BE THE RIGHT SORT OF FISCAL STIMULUS?

Dec 10 · WHY THE US WILL LIKELY AVOID A DECADE-LONG ECONOMIC CRISIS OF THE JAPANESE SORT

Dec 09 · ABSURD CLAIMS ABOUT IQ COUNTED BY PROF BUG: AND THE FATUITY OF THE EDUCATIONAL STRESS ON SELF-ESTEEM

Dec 08 · ARE DETROIT-3 VEHICLES INFERIOR IN QUALITY TO FOREIGN AUTOMAKERS HERE?

Dec 07 · THE DETROIT-3 BAILOUT: ARE FOREIGN AUTO-MAKERS SUBSIDIZED IN THE USA TOO?

Dec 06 · TWO CONFLICTING THEORETICAL VIEWS OF OUR CURRENT FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC TROUBLES

Dec 04 · A BRIEF FRIVOLITY --- ARKANSAS, WEST VIRGINIA, AND OKLAHOMA

Dec 03 · JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES RENEWED RELEVANCE: LESSONS FROM THE GREAT DEPRESSION CONTINUED

Dec 02 · THE ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST FISCAL STIMULI: CONTINUED

Dec 01 · LESSONS OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION CONTINUED: THE RATIONALE FOR FISCAL STIMULI THEN AND NOW

Nov 21 · ARE BEN BERNANKE AND THE REST OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE BIG-WIGS PUNCHED-OUT PALOOKAS?

Nov 19 · WHY THE BETTER FINANCIAL SHAPE OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN AUTO-FIRMS VS. THE DETROIT-3 AND THE EU FIRMS?

Nov 18 · HOW SERIOUS IS THE CREDIT-CRUNCH RIGHT NOW?

Nov 14 · MORE REASONS TO BE GRATEFUL FOR OUR MIXED MARKET/GOVERNMENT ECONOMY

Nov 12 · MORE ON THE RELEVANCE OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION OF THE 1930S FOR TODAY'S POLICYMAKERS

Nov 09 · WILL OBAMA PURSUE A NEW NEW-DEAL RECOVERY PROGRAM? LESSONS FROM THE FDR NEW DEAL ERA

Nov 08 · PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA AND THE GERMAN ECONOMY: OUR AMERICAN FUTURE?

Nov 03 · WHY DO RATIONAL PEOPLE VOTE? AND WHY SHOULD RATIONAL VOTERS WANT A BIG TURN-OUT?

Oct 29 · SOCIALISM: A BOO-WORD IN AMERICAN POLITICS

Oct 25 · CHINA'S ECONOMY, ITS PROBLEMS, AND THE US "HEGEMONIC" DOLLAR GLOBAL-ROLE

Oct 24 · LIBERTARIAN DENIALS THAT THE U.S. IS SUFFERING FROM A CREDIT CRUNCH ---HUH?

Oct 24 · HOW DEREGULATED FINANCIAL MARKETS FROM 1980 ON WENT HAYWIRE: CONTINUED

Oct 22 · FAILED APOLOGIA FOR THE EFFICIENT WORKING OF OUR CURRENT CREDIT MARKETS

Oct 21 · THE SEAMY SIDE OF THE INTERNET AND BLOGGING: IDEOLOGICAL POLARIZATION

Oct 21 · WHAT CAUSED THE RECENT FINANCIAL MELTDOWN: AN ONGOING SERIES

Oct 17 · WHO ARE THE SUPER-RICH AND RICH VOTING FOR? AMERICAN PHILANTHROPY

Oct 16 · ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS AND ECONOMIC FREEDOM: HOW CLOSELY MATCHED?

Oct 16 · WHY PROF BUG WILL VOTE FOR OBAMA

Oct 16 · WHY ANALOGIES WITH THE GREAT DEPRESSION ARE WRONG: CONTINUED

Oct 13 · MORE LIBERTARIAN AND CONSERVATIVE HOSTILITY TO KRUGMAN'S NOBEL PRIZE

Oct 13 · FREE TRADE, STRATEGIC TRADE, PAUL KRUGMAN, AND OUR CURRENT ECONOMIC FORTUNES

Oct 10 · WHY THE US FINANCIAL CRISIS DIFFERS FROM THE 1990S JAPANESE CRISIS

Oct 10 · HOW HAS THE US ECONOMY FLOURISHED UNDER DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTS?

Oct 08 · Who Are the Culprits in the Current Financial Crisis (Continued)?

Oct 07 · The Great Depression, the Fall of the Weimar Republic, Nazism, and the Modern Welfare-State

Oct 07 · The Financial Crisis? Who's Responsible? Beware of Simpleminded Uni-Causal Claims

Sep 30 · The Causes and Implications of Congress' (Initial) Rejection of the Treasury Bailout Bill

Sep 27 · Can the US Treasury Scheme, Even Supplemented by the Democrats, Succeed If Implemented?

Sep 26 · The Strengths and Vulnerabilities of the US Economy in 2008

Sep 24 · Bank Failures and the 1930s Depression: Their Relevance in 2008

Sep 23 · Free Trade, Blogging, and the US Economy in 2008

Sep 20 · Who Are the Culprits in the Current Financial Crisis?

Sep 16 · The Topsy-Turvy End of the Reaganite Era of Financial Deregulation: More on Our Current Financial System

Sep 14 · Major Financial Innovation, Major Financial Dislocations: What to Do?

Sep 13 · Can Politically Charged Topics Be Taught with Evenhanded Balance?

Sep 11 · US Financial Independence, the Trade Gap, and Fannie and Freddie

Sep 10 · Should the US Government Guarantee $25 Billion Loans to the Big-3 Auto Firms?

Sep 07 · Moon-Bayers' Paranoia and How the US Government Tracks Inflation

Sep 03 · US Oil Dependence and Its Dangers: The Chinese Case (3rd in a Series)

Sep 03 · American Poverty: How Serious a Problem Is It?

Sep 01 · The US Economy's Performance in the Clinton and Bush W. Eras

Aug 31 · Obama's Projected Economic Plans: A Good First Step

Aug 26 · The New Populism Continued: 3rd in a Series

Aug 25 · The New Populist Upsurge (Continued): More Evidence in Opinion Surveys

Aug 24 · Populism in American History and the Obama Campaign: A Sense of Unfairness and Being Cheated

Aug 18 · Low-Skilled Immigration and Its Impact on the United States: the Economic, Social, and Education Spillovers

Aug 16 · High Oil Prices and the Dangerous Security and Foreign Policy Spillovers: 2nd in a Series

Aug 15 · High-Priced Oil, Inflation, and Dangerous Security Spillovers

Aug 15 · New Buggy Strategy for Posting

Jul 28 · Women, the Sciences, IQ, and the Larry Summers Hullabaloo

Jul 15 · Are US Purchases of Foreign Oil a Transfer of US Wealth Abroad?

Jul 12 · American Pessimism in the Summer of 2008

Jul 04 · Eight Major Trends Shaping US History Since 1980

Jun 14 · Class, Status, and Power in the USA and EU

May 24 · Libertarians vs. Macroeconomics: Long-Term Economic Growth

May 21 · The Consequences of Illegal Immigration and What To Do

May 15 · Why Are Americans Pessimistic These Days about Our Country?

May 12 · More Declinist Nonsense about the US Global Role

May 10 · HBO's In Treatment: 9th in a Series

May 04 · HBO's In Treatment: 8th in a Series and A New Divertimento

May 02 · HBO's In Treatment: 7th in a Series and A Divertimento

Apr 27 · HBO's In Treatment: 6th in a Series

Apr 16 · HBO's "In Treatment" Drama-Series: 5th in a Series

Apr 13 · Unglued Madhouse Lechery "In Treatment:" 4th in a Series

Apr 11 · In Treatment: 3rd in a Series

Mar 29 · HBO's "In Treatment" Drama-Series: 2nd in a Series

Mar 25 · HBO's Extraordinary "In Treatment" Drama-Series: 1st in a Series

Mar 12 · Libertarian Philosophy, Economics, and Hegemonial Free Trade: 4th in a Series

Feb 18 · Libertarian Philosophy, Economics, and Hegemonial Free Trade: 3rd in a Series

Feb 15 · Libertarian Philosophy, Economics, and Hegemonial Free Trade: 2nd in a Series

Feb 10 · Do Free-Market Libertarians Understand the Need for Liberal Hegemony? 1st in a Series

Feb 07 · The US Health-Care System, Comparatively Viewed

Jan 22 · The Scandinavian Economies vs. the US's: 4th in a Series

Jan 09 · The Scandinavian Economies vs. the US Economy: 3rd in a Series

2007

Dec 31 · 2nd Exchanges about the Performance of the US and EU Economies

Dec 30 · US and EU Economic Performances: An Exchange with Others

Dec 25 · Is a Falling Dollar Good or Bad for the US Economy

Dec 21 · Prof Bug Sabbatical About To End

Apr 29 · The Buggy Web Site's Redevelopment and A New Series of Articles

Feb 28 · Can a Nuclear-Armed Terror-State Like Iran Be Reliably Deterred? 9th Article in a Series

Jan 11 · Can a Nuclear-Armed Terror-State Like Iran Be Reliably Deterred? 8th Article in a Series

Jan 03 · Prof Bug Posting Very Soon

2006

Oct 21 · Can A Nuclear Terror State Like Iran Be Reliably Deterred from Agression and Stepped-up Support of Terrorism? No. 7 in a Series

Sep 11 · Why President Ahmadinejad's Frenzied Views Resonate Intellectually and Emotionally in the Islamic World: 6th in a Series on Iran

Aug 18 · Iran's Ahmadinejad and Why His Dogmatic, Politically Charged Religious Worldview Strikes So Many Resonances in Global Islam: 5th in a Series

Aug 01 · What Explains President Ahmadinejad's Wild Acclaim in the Islamic World: 4th in a Series on Iran

Jul 18 · Can A Nuclear Terror State Like Iran Be Reliably Deterred from Aggression and Stepped-up Support of Terrorism? No. 3 in a Series

Jul 05 · Can an Iranian Nuclear Force Be Reliably Deterred to Prevent Aggression and Stepped-up Jihadi Terrorism? 2nd in a Series of Articles

Jun 21 · CAN AN IRANIAN NUCLEAR FORCE BE RELIABLY DETERRED TO PREVENT AGGRESSION AND THE USE OF STEPPED-UP JIHADI TERRORISM? 1st in a Series of Articles

May 06 · The Causes of Contemporary Islamic Conspiratorial Lunacies and Jihad-Infested Rage: 3nd in a Series of Articles

May 02 · The Causes of Contemporary Islamic Conspiratorial Lunacies and Jihad-Infested Rage: 2nd in a Series of Articles

Apr 21 · The Religion of Peace Spreads More Love and Good-Will Among All Peoples: No. 1 in a 2-Article Series

Apr 11 · Robert Pape's Whitewash Work of the Jihadist Roots of Islamic Terrorism: 12th Article in a Series on Dying to Win.

Mar 22 · Robert Pape's Whitewash of the Two Islamo-Fascisms: 11th Article in a Series

Mar 13 · Robert Pape's Whitewash Work and Intellectual Betrayal in Dying-To-Win Examined: 10th Article in a Series.

Jan 27 · Robert Pape Tests His Theory of Suicide Terrorism Statistically: 9th in a 10-Part Series

2005

Dec 22 · Robert Pape's Odd Mixture of Power-Realism, Appeasement, and PC-Inspired Apologia Examined: 8th in a 10-article Series

Dec 20 · Robert Pape Tests His Theory of Suicide Terrorism Statistically: 7th in a 9-Part Series

Dec 14 · Robert Pape Tests His Theory of Suicide Terrorism Statistically: 6th in a 9-Part Series

Nov 10 · Robert Pape Tests His Theory of Suicide Terrorism Statistically: 5th of a 9-article Series

Oct 22 · ROBERT PAPE TESTS HIS THEORY OF SUICIDE TERRORISM STATISTICALLY: 4th of a 7-article Series

Sep 16 · ROBERT PAPE'S DYING TO WIN: 3rd of a 4-article Series

Sep 03 · ROBERT PAPE'S DYING TO WIN: 2nd of a 4-article Series

Aug 24 · JIHAD TERRORISM CONTINUED: ROBERT PAPE'S DYING TO WIN

Jul 28 · JIHAD TERRORISM AND RADICAL ISLAMIST FUNDAMENTALISM: 1st of 5 pr 6 Articles

Jul 04 · IDEOLOGIES AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE: 6th Article in a Series

Jun 11 · IDEOLOGIES AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE: 5th Article in a Series

May 29 · IDEOLOGIES AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE: 4th Article in a Series

May 18 · IDEOLOGIES AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE: 3rd Article in a Series

May 05 · YANKEE-TWIT VS. EURO-JERK: Or Why The EU's Work Ethos Is Shot

May 03 · BUGGY BACK: AMERICAN IDEOLOGIES AND AMERICAN ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE IN COMPARATIVE TERMS

Feb 22 · WHY NO SOCIALISM OR MARXISM IN AMERICAN POLITICAL LIFE: 6th in a Mini-Series of Articles

Jan 20 · WHY NO SOCIALISM OR MARXISM IN AMERICAN POLITICAL LIFE: 5TH Article in a Series

Jan 05 · WHY NO SOCIALISM OR MARXISM IN AMERICAN POLITICAL LIFE: 4th Article in a Series

2004

Dec 21 · The American Left's Unique Political Traditions: An Exchange With A Visitor

Dec 16 · Final Version WHY NO SOCIALISM OR MARXISM IN AMERICAN POLITICAL LIFE: 2nd of 3 Articles On The US Left

Dec 11 · WHY NO SOCIALISM OR MARXISM IN AMERICAN POLITICAL LIFE: 1st of 2 Articles

Dec 06 · AMERICAN IDEOLOGICAL EXCEPTIONALISM: WHY NO SOCIALIST TRADITIONS? 1st in a Mini-Series

Nov 25 · Happy Thanksgiving To One and All!

Nov 15 · Bush's America And The EU: 2nd Article of a Mini-Series

Nov 12 · THE BUSH RE-ELECTION AND THE EU REACTIONS: 1st of a Two-Article Mini-Series

Nov 10 · THE US ELECTIONS AND WEST EUROPE: AN EXCHANGE WITH A BRITISH-AMERICAN CITIZEN

Oct 11 · THE CAUSES OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMIC LEAD: 11th Article In An Ongoing Series

Sep 26 · Prof Bug Away For A 5-Day Trip

Sep 24 · Buggy Back In Business: A Spanish Interlude

Aug 30 · The Buggy Prof Back Soon

Aug 09 · WHY, TRADITIONALLY AND AT PRESENT, ARE INTELLECTUALS HOSTILE TO FREE-MARKET CAPITALISM? 10th in a Series

Aug 01 · WHY THE US HAS BEEN THE RICHEST COUNTRY SINCE THE 1880s: 9th in a Series

Jul 26 · WHY HAS THE US RICHEST COUNTRY SINCE 1880? 8th in a Series

Jul 22 · WHY THE US HAS BEEN THE RICHEST COUNTRY SINCE THE 1880s: 7th in a Series

Jul 20 · WHY HAS THE US BEEN THE RICHEST COUNTRY WORLD SINCE THE 1880s? 6th In A Series

Jul 15 · IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN: Was War To Topple Their Mass-Murdering Regimes Worth It?

Jul 09 · WHY THE US HAS BEEN THE RICHEST COUNTRY SINCE THE 1880's: 5th in a Series

Jun 29 · AN EXCHANGE WITH A VISITOR ON THE US ECONOMY'S ALLEGED DANGERS: 2nd of 2 Articles

Jun 24 · AN EXCHANGE WITH A VISITOR ON THE US ECONOMY'S ALLEGED DANGERS: 1st of 2 Articles

Jun 21 · ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: WHAT EXPLAINS THE ONGOING US LEAD IN INNOVATION? 5th in a Series

Jun 12 · ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: WHY THE US LEADS THE WORLD. 4th of a 8-Article Series

Jun 02 · WHAT EXPLAINS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT? 3rd of a 8-Part Mini-Series

Jun 01 · WHAT EXPLAINS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT? 2nd of a 8-Part Mini-Series

May 31 · WHAT EXPLAINS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT? 1st of a 8-Part Mini-Series

May 21 · TURKISH AND ARAB DEVELOPMENT--THEIR SUCCESSES AND STUBBORN ONGOING PROBLEMS--COMPARED WITH EUROPE'S IN THE PAST

May 18 · Ottoman and Arab Developmental Failures and Ongoing Problems: Some Comparisons: 3rd of a 3-Article Series

May 14 · TURKEY'S DEMOCRATIC ACHIEVEMENTS AND PROBLEMS: 2nd of a Two-Part Mini-Series

May 08 · THE DEMOCRATIC PROSPECTS OF THE ARAB WORLD: THE TURKISH MODEL AND CONTRAST. A 2-Part Mini-Series

May 07 · THE DEMOCRATIC PROSPECTS OF THE ARAB WORLD: 7th of an 9-Article Series

Apr 30 · Final. ARAB COUNTRIES RANKED BY THEIR DEMOCRATIC PROSPECTS: 6th in a 9 article series.

Apr 29 · The EU at an Historical Juncture Amid Gloom and Pessimism

Apr 27 · Final Version: DEMOCRATIC PROSPECTS AND THE MIDDLE EAST: #5 of an 9 Article Series

Apr 20 · WAR, POWER POLITICS, AND ITS CAUSES: SOME RECENT PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

Apr 19 · Reply to a Visitor on the Prospects of Iraq for Democratic Government

Apr 14 · DEMOCRATIC PROSPECTS IN IRAQ AND THE MIDDLE EAST (Final Version): #4 of an 8-article series

Apr 08 · DEMOCRATIC PROSPECTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST: #3 of an 8-Article Series

Apr 05 · Saudi Bribe Money in US Academia, Plus Attacks on Free Speech & Civility

Mar 29 · The Acute Need for the New US Policy in the Arab World: #2 of an 8 article series.

Mar 29 · Bush Initiative to Promote Democratic Change in the Middle East: #1 of an 8-articles

Mar 22 · The Sour, Scapegoating Mood in Germany and Much of the Rest of the EU

Mar 20 · #2 of a Two-Part Series. EU PUBLIC OPINION AND THE USA: THE IMPACT OF MEDIA AND INTELLECTUAL TRADITIONS

Mar 19 · #1 of 2 Articles. EU PUBLIC OPINION AND THE USA: THE IMPACT OF THE MEDIA AND INTELLECTUAL TRADITIONS

Mar 17 · More on Spain and Other European NATO Allies: The Coalition of the Willing

Mar 15 · # 2 of 2 Articles. The Madrid Bombings: Will Appeasement of Islamo-Fascist Terrorism Work?

Mar 14 · #1 of 2 Articles: Will Appeasement of Islamo-Fascist Terrorism Work? The Spanish Case

Mar 05 · Pakistan under Musharraf: One of the Two or Three Most Important Countries for the US

Mar 05 · THE MUFTI, THE WAR ON TERRORISM, AND ISLAMIST RADICALISM #3 of 3 Articles

Mar 01 · THE MUFTI, THE WAR ON TERRORISM, AND ISLAMIST RADICALISM: #2 of 3 Articles

Feb 28 · The Head of Australia's 300,000 Muslims Calls for More Heroic 9/11 Jihads and Mass-Murder #1 of 3 articles

Feb 24 · THE BUSH REVOLUTION: A Firm Commitment to Arab Democracy: #1 of 2 Articles

Feb 20 · Follow-up Exchange On US And European Diplomatic Styles

Feb 18 · NATO'S CLASHING DIPLOMATIC STYLES, #2 of Two Articles

Feb 17 · NATO AND CLASHING US-EU DIPLOMATIC SYTLES: #1 of 2 Articles

Feb 10 · EXCHANGE ON MORALITY AND US FOREIGN POLICY AND INTERNET CONSPIRATORIAL RUMOR-MONGERING

Feb 05 · THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES: Take #2

Feb 02 · THE US AND EUROPE: A THREE-PART MINI-SERIES: #1 Why The Bandwagoning To Bush's America?

Jan 24 · EXCHANGE ON THE US ECONOMY, A FOLLOW-UP TO THE PREVIOUS ARTICLE

Jan 24 · THE EU COMMISSION ADMITS IT: THE ECONOMIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL GAP WITH THE US WILL AGGRAVATE BY 2010

Jan 23 · A Remarkably Astute and Readable Account of Life in Saudi Arabia: A New Yorker Article

Jan 22 · A Former Student Asks For Buggy Views of the Democratic Contenders

Jan 22 · An Exchange with a Visitor on US Volunteerism and EU Statism, Plus Immigration to the US and Europe

Jan 20 · US Voluntarism vs. EU Continental Statism II: EU Challenges, Conflicts, Pessimism, and Violence

Jan 19 · Exchange with a visitor: Volunteer Work in the US, Comparatively Viewed

Jan 16 · AMERICAN POWER PREDOMINANCE: The Series on US Exceptionalism Resumes

Jan 13 · THE BUSH REVOLUTION IN FOREIGN POLICY

Jan 11 · The Beneficial Fall-Out of the Bush Administration's Diplomacy and Military Policies

Jan 07 · Political Science 129: The US, Europe, and Asia, and the War On Terrorism

Jan 03 · EU Social Conflicts and Violence: Letter Bombs Target Top EU Officials. Just The Beginning

2003

Dec 31 · Final Version. Follow-Up on Cultural Relativism and Social Constructionism

Dec 30 · The Absurdities of Cultural Relativism: Another Buggy Take

Dec 25 · INCENDIARY ANTI-SEMITISM IN THE EU: 3rd and Final Installment

Dec 23 · INCENDIARY ANTI-SEMITISM IN THE EU: 2nd of 3 Installments

Dec 18 · INCENDIARY ANTI-SEMITISM IN THE EU: 1st Of 3 Installments

Dec 15 · A Follow-Up Exchange on Article 6 on US Exceptionalism (Continued), With A British Visitor

Dec 14 · US EXCEPTIONALISM, The 6th Article On Mistrust of Big Government Continued: Congress vs. Parliamentary Legislatures

Dec 10 · American Exceptionalism: A Follow-Up Exchange on Article 6

Dec 05 · American Exceptionalism: 6th in a Series, Suspicion of Big Government and A Truncated Ideological Spectrum

Nov 28 · American Exceptionalism: Several Differences Set Out In This, The 5th Article In The Series FINAL

Nov 22 · A Highly Gifted Journalist on The Preachers of Hate and Anti-Semitism in the Middle East.

Nov 21 · AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM: 4th Article In A Mini-Series

Nov 21 · A Follow-Up: US, EU, Japanese Spending on Higher Education

Nov 19 · Anti-Semitism and the Greek Media and Government: Even Ministers Gobble It Up

Nov 17 · Final Version: US EXCEPTIONALISM, Another Exchange: 3rd in a 5-7 Article Series

Nov 13 · Final: An Exchange on US Exceptionalism. 2nd of 5 Articles In The Mini-Series On That Topic.

Nov 11 · American Exceptionalism: How We Differ From Other Industrial Democracies. 1st of 5 Articles

Nov 02 · WHAT EXPLAINS THE NEW ARAB AND WIDER ISLAMIC JEW-HATRED? 4th of 4 Articles

Nov 01 · WHAT EXPLAINS THE NEW ARAB AND WIDER ISLAMIC JEW-HATRED? 3rd of 4 Articles

Nov 01 · WHAT EXPLAINS THE NEW ARAB AND WIDER ISLAMIC JEW-HATRED? 2nd of 4 Articles

Oct 28 · WHAT EXPLAINS THE NEW ARAB AND WIDER ISLAMIC JEW-HATRED? 1st of 4 Articles

Oct 25 · FINAL VERSION: Radical or Ex-Radical Journalists and Intellectuals Who Have Slammed Fatuous Left-Wing Orthodoxies.

Oct 23 · Final: German Journalists in America Admit To A Systematic Crude Anti-Americanism: Also, Former US Radical Journalists Slam Their Former Colleagues

Oct 22 · WHY ARE FILMS SO CRUMMY THESE DAYS: A SEQUEL

Oct 21 · The Misleading Analogy Between Iraq and Vietnam Continued: II.

Oct 20 · Why Any Comparison Between Iraq Now and the Vietnam War Is Blatantly Misleading

Oct 19 · Progress and Problems in Iraqi Reconstruction Continued, Part II. Not the Final Version

Oct 17 · Progress and Problems in Iraqi Reconstruction, Part I In a Three-Part Series: Final

Oct 13 · Final: WHAT'S HAPPENED TO FILMS? WHY ARE THEY GENERALLY SO BAD THESE DAYS?

Oct 11 · Final Version WHY WERE NUCLEAR BOMBS DROPPED ON JAPAN TO END WWII? Some War Literature and Films To See

Oct 10 · PROBLEMS OF COOPERATION IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: Not the Final Version

Oct 08 · Political Science 121: Mid-Term Questions

Oct 06 · HOW THE MEDIA HAVE BADLY MISINTERPRETED THE DAVID KAY REPORT ON IRAQI WMD

Oct 05 · WAS THE IRAQI WAR A BLUNDER?

Oct 04 · Final Version: DID THE US BLUNDER INTO WAR WITH IRAQ? SOME THEORETICAL AND FACTUAL OBSERVATIONS

Oct 02 · Version Three: CHINA'S ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL FUTURE Part V: AN EXTRAORDINARILY ILLUMINATING EXCHANGE ELSEWHERE

Sep 29 · FINAL: The Strange Case and Harmful Influence of Edward Said, the Guru of Politically Correct Cultural Studies

Sep 27 · China's Economic Future IV: Fears of Social Strife, Political Protests, and a New Tiananmen Square in Chinese CP Circles As Brakes on Reform. FINAL VERSION

Sep 25 · Second Version: CHINA'S ECONOMIC FUTURE III: THE PIVOTAL CLASH BETWEEN CP AUTHORITARIANISM AND THE LOGIC OF ECONOMIC REFORM

Sep 24 · WILL CHINA'S ECONOMY CATCH UP TO AMERICA'S OR THE THE EU'S? II: Further Reflections

Sep 24 · How Backward is China Today? An Exchange with a Visitor

Sep 24 · Reply to a Visitor: Muslims in France and the Rest of the EU vs. the US

Sep 23 · WILL PACIFIC ASIA OVERTAKE THE WEST IN WEALTH? WILL CHINA BECOME AN ECONOMIC SUPER-POWER? Final Version

Sep 23 · Some Interesting First-Hand Comments From France About The Recent Death-Wave, and the Buggy Response

Sep 22 · Why The Buggy Prof Frequently Lists Different Versions of the Articles Here

Sep 21 · Some Technical Points in the Last Couple of Articles Clarified: Doubts about 1) Crowding Out Theories, 2) Alleged Low US Savings, and 3) Alleged Panic Sell-off by Foreigners of Their US Financial Assets

Sep 19 · Worries About the US Trade Deficit and a Falling Dollar: A Reply to A Visitor's Comment

Sep 18 · Should We Worry About the US Trade Deficit?

Sep 16 · Updated Final Version: A Remarkably Humorous Essay on French and American Stereotypes of One Another, Full of Agile Insights Too

Aug 31 · Off On A Trip, September 1st - 22nd

Aug 30 · The Future of US-EU Relations

Aug 29 · French Foreign Policy: No Fundamental Changes, the One Constant Remaing Anti-Americanism

Aug 26 · THE SHORT-TERM IMPACT OF CHINA'S SOARING TRADE SURPLUS WITH THE USA: Updated Final Version

Aug 24 · THE BUSH-ERA DEFICITS: SHOULD WE WORRY ABOUT THEM?

Aug 22 · WHAT CAUSES THE LARGE AND PERSISTENT US TRADE DEFICIT, AND SHOULD WE WORRY ABOUT IT. PART 3

Aug 21 · WHAT CAUSES THE LARGE AND PERSISTENT US TRADE DEFICIT, AND SHOULD WE WORRY ABOUT IT. PART TWO

Aug 19 · WHAT CAUSES THE LARGE AND PERSISTENT US TRADE DEFICIT, AND SHOULD WE WORRY ABOUT IT. And US Crime and Crime Elsewhere: Some Misconceptions

Aug 17 · WHO ARE THE NEO-CONS, AND WHY DO THEY HAVE SUCH INFLUENCE? Part Two

Aug 17 · WHO ARE THE NEO-CONS, AND WHY DO THEY HAVE SUCH INFLUENCE? PART ONE

Aug 16 · IS THE USA AN IMPERIAL POWER IN LATIN AMERICA?

Aug 13 · SOME CURIOUS PROBLEMS WITH CROSS-COUNTRY COMPARISONS OF LABOR PRODUCTIVITY: Especially between the EU and the US. Second Version

Aug 08 · IS ECONOMICS A SCIENCE? CAN IT BE?

Aug 06 · Part III THE US AND LIBERIA: THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN MULTILATERAL INTERVENTIONS IN HUMANITARIAN CONFLICTS: Final Version

Aug 02 · CHINA'S GROWING ECONOMY: A THREAT TO THE US OR AN OPPORTUNITY? Version Three

Aug 02 · THE JOB MARKET AND UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE EU AND US: A BIG GAP GETTING BIGGER

Jul 31 · Part II, US INTERVENTION IN THE LIBERIAN CIVIL WAR: SOME LESSONS TO BE DRAWN. Final Version

Jul 29 · Part I: US INTERVENTION IN THE LIBERIAN CIVIL WAR: Final

Jul 27 · FOREIGN COMPETITION AND US INDUSTRIAL COMPETITIVENESS: IS IT UNFAIR OR HARMFUL FOR THE US?

Jul 26 · Part IV The Prospects of the US Economy: Why The Dangers of Deflation and a Liquidity Trap Are Way Overblown

Jul 25 · A BRILLIANT NOVEL ABOUT VIETNAM AND THE US, AND PROBABLY THE BEST FILM ABOUT THE WAR THERE TOO

Jul 23 · BUSH'S MOTIVES AND JUSTIFICATION FOR DESTROYING SADDAMITE IRAQ. Version One, one more to come

Jul 23 · PART III THE SHORT-TERM PROSPECTS OF THE US ECONOMY: CONCRETE REASONS FOR OPTIMISM. Final Version

Jul 21 · Part II THE PROSPECTS OF THE US ECONOMY CONTINUED: WHY THE ODD JOBLESS RECOVERY SO FAR? Final Version

Jul 20 · THANKS TO A VISITOR, J.F. WILSON, ALMOST ALL THE MISSING BUGGY ARTICLES HAVE ARRIVED

Jul 20 · Part I THE PROSPECTS OF THE US ECONOMY CONTINUED: WHY THE ODD JOBLESS RECOVERY SO FAR? (Final Version)

Jul 18 · LOTS OF BUGGED-OUT POLITICAL-ECONOMY ARTICLES TO COME

Jul 18 · ANYONE HAVE BACK-UP COPIES OF THE BUGGY ARTICLES SINCE APRIL 16TH?

Jul 16 · EXCHANGE WITH A VISITOR ON IRAQ'S WMD AND BUSH (AND BLAIR): ARE DEMOCRATS WISE TO ATTACK BUSH HERE? Final Version

Jul 15 · IRAQ AND WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION: ARE BLAIR AND BUSH AS STUPID AS THEIR WORST CRITICS IMPLY? Final Version

Jul 14 · PLEASE NOTE: ARCHIVES AND ARTICLES SINCE APRIL 18TH MISSING STILL

Jul 14 · BUGGY PROF UP AGAIN: WELCOME BACK!! Archives Missing April 18th - July 13

Apr 18 · A Canadian Citizen Criticizes US Foreign Policy toward Canada and Especially in Latin America: The Buggy Prof Replies

Apr 17 · ISLAM'S PROBLEMS WITH MODERNIZATION: An Updated Exchange with JFM

Apr 15 · Iraq & the Revolution in Military Affairs, Part 7: THE US? AN IMPERIAL VS. HEGEMONIAL STATES VS. A POWERFUL STATE, NOTHING MORE. WHICH IS IT?

Apr 13 · US GLOBAL POWER AND THE REVOLUTION IN MILITARY AFFAIRS: THE 6TH INSTALLMENT

Apr 13 · REJOINDER TO JFM ON THE DECLINE OF ARAB CREATIVITY AFTER THE 12TH CENTURY

Apr 13 · IRAQ AND THE REVOLUTION IN MILITARY AFFAIRS: THE FIFTH INSTALLMENT

Apr 12 · [1] THE COALTION OF THE UNWILLING --- AKA, THE COALITION OF THE BILLING --- BALKS AT CANCELING SADDAM'S HUGE DEBTS. [2] EU APPEASEMENT AT HOME AND ABROAD. [3] WHY EUROPEANS FEAR THEIR MUSLIM COMMUNITIES

Apr 10 · THE REVOLUTION IN WARFARE CONTINUED: WHO ELSE CAN IMPLEMENT A DIGITALIZED MILITARY STRATEGY?

Apr 09 · A JOYOUS DAY AS FREEDOM GETS A FOOTHOLD IN THE MIDDLE EAST, AND A CAUSE OF PRIDE FOR THE COALITION

Apr 08 · THE ONGOING REALIGMNENT OF STATES SINCE 1991: IN PARTICULAR, THE FUTURE OF THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE

Apr 06 · THE WAR ON IRAQ: A PIVOTAL DEFINING MOMENT IN INTERNATIONAL LIFE. Some Theoretical Comments

Apr 06 · IRAQ AND THE ARAB WORLD'S FUTURE: Best Journalistic Summary of the UN Arab Human Development Report 2002 on the Home-Grown Causes of Arab Backwardness --- political, economic, and knowledge-based

Apr 05 · THE EU APPEASEMENT OF THE CORRUPT, DESPOTIC ARAFAT PA, AND THE BUSH INITIATIVE TO FORCE THE PA TO REFORM

Apr 03 · 1) Palestinians Found to Admire Israeli Democracy. 2) Israel: A Democratic State with a Rule of Law, Unique in the Middle East. 3) Why Israel Is a Rich Advanced Country and the Arab Countries Aren't.

Apr 03 · WHAT ROLE FOR THE UN IN IRAQ AND ELSEWHERE IN THE FUTURE?

Apr 02 · US STRATEGY, MEDIA NONSENSE, FRENCH TV, GERMAN IDIOCY, POLITICALLY CORRECT PROFESSORS WHO SUPPORT SADDAM, EDWARD SAID FLIPPING OUT ONTO FUNNY-FARM TERRAIN

Mar 30 · RICHARD RORTY: SOME ARTICLES ON THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PHILOSOPHER OF OUR TIME: And the Only Serious Thinker the New Academic PC-Left Has Produced

Mar 29 · An Hilarious, Hard-Hitting Article To Look At: Mark Steyn

Mar 28 · How Is the War Faring? Some Random Observations

Mar 26 · The War in Iraq So Far: A Brief Analysis

Mar 23 · THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MILITARY REVOLUTION: ANTI-MISSILE DEFENSES: PART TWO

Mar 22 · THE REVOULUTION IN WARFARE: IRAQ AND WAR: WHAT NOW, WHAT NEXT? Part One

Mar 19 · WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO FRANCE OR SHOULD HAPPEN? Queries from readers.

Mar 18 · REFLECTIONS AND PREDICTIONS ABOUT THE IMMINENT WAR WITH SADDAMITE IRAQ

Mar 15 · Stupid Platitudes Repeated by Stupid People or Gullible People or by Calculating Ideologues about the Iraqi Controversy

Mar 12 · Why Continued Containment and Deterrence of Saddam, Besides Not Being Effective, Have Been and Will Be Far More Costly Than A Quick War and Regime Change

Mar 11 · US Angry with Blix. Is He Easily Duped and Misled? Yes, Says a Former Friend and Former Deputy Prime Minister in Sweden: the Wrong Man for the Wrong Job

Mar 10 · The Absurdities of Cultural Relativism If That Means "No Useful Standards of Comparison" for Specific Purposes: For Instance, Which Cultures Encourage or Hinder Economic Development or Political Democracy, and Why?

Mar 10 · Follow-Up: David Horowitz, Noam Chomsky, and Richard Rorty (a gifted philosopher, once associated with the radical left, and now its steadfast enemy)

Mar 10 · Is Noam Chomsky a Good Guide to US Foreign Policy or a Demented Ideologue?

Mar 10 · As a Follow-Up to Our Buggy Commentary on Huntington, the Clash of Civilizations, and Radical Islamist Fundamentalism: Also David Horowitz, the scourge of the PC-Left

Mar 09 · The Dishonest and Strange Mental Worlds of French and German Diplomacy, and The Flight from Reality among the Post-Modernist Radical Avant-Garde

Mar 07 · SAMUEL HUNTINGTON'S CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS: Viewed in Perspective since 9/11 and the Imminent Destruction of Saddamite Iraq

Mar 04 · THE BUSH REVOLUTION IN US FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICIES: Some Queries from Prof. Kent Douglas, and Buzzy Replies

Mar 03 · Best, Easily Accessed Source for Comparing GDP, Productivity, Per Capita Income in the US, EU, Japan

Mar 03 · France, Britain, the US and WWII; also French and American Tussles at Present: From Professor Anthony O'Regan

Mar 03 · From Marc Grossman, Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs --- the No. 3 Man at Our State Department

Mar 02 · FOLLOW-UP ON THE EU, US, ECONOMICS, POWER: A Reply to John

Mar 01 · From a recent visitor to UC Berkeley: The Fatuity and Intellectual Idiocy of Anti-War Protestors

Feb 28 · Query from John: ARE EU WORKERS MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN US WORKERS?

Feb 27 · WHAT AILS THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE AND DIVIDES EUROPE: PART THREE

Feb 24 · WHAT AILS THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE AND DIVIDES EUROPE: PART TWO

Feb 21 · WHAT AILS THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE, AND GENERATES DIVISIONS WITHIN EUROPE ITSELF? A Theoretical Analysis

Feb 17 · Chirac, Finding France Isolated in a EU Summit Meeting, Blows His Top and Lectures Everybody Else

Feb 17 · INTERNATIONAL LAW, MORALITY, AND THE ICC: EXCHANGES WITH THREE OTHERS

Feb 17 · NUTBIN FRENCH ANTI-AMERICANISM RUN WILD --- HYPOCRISY TOO. Or Where Is Inspector CLousseau When We Need Him?

Feb 15 · EUROPEAN OBSEVERS ON FRENCH DUPLICITY AND CHICANERIES AND GERMAN HOTBLOODED MORALIZING AMATEURISM

Feb 14 · Mark Steyn: "It's Not Really About Saddam"

Feb 14 · From Michael Jabbra: SOME CHALLENGING QUESTIONS FOR LEFTIES

Feb 13 · GERMANY'S SELF-RIGHTEOUS "NEW WAY IN FOREIGN POLICY" PROVOKES CRITICISMS FROM EVEN SOCIAL DEMOCRATS AND GREENS

Feb 13 · FRENCH ANTI-AMERICANISM: ALSO FRENCH OIL AND OTHER INDUSTRIAL TIES TO SADDAM HUSSEIN

Feb 12 · EU AND NATO DIVISIONS: A THEORETICAL ACCOUNT

Feb 11 · EXCHANGE WITH BRITISH AND ISRAELI SCHOLARS ON BUSH'S FOREIGN POLICY

Feb 11 · EXCHANGE WITH JOHN NEU ABOUT THE US'S EUROPEAN ALLIES, FOR AND AGAINST BUSH'S POLICIES

Feb 06 · PART TWO: THE US AND ITS EUROPEAN ALLIES IN THE WAR ON TERRORISM: THE DIVISIONS WITHIN NATO EUROPE

Feb 03 · THE US AND ITS EUROPEAN ALLIES IN THE WAR ON TERRORISM: THE DIVISIONS WITHIN NATO EUROPE

Jan 31 · Been Very Busy: Will Start Posting Regularly Again, Probably Monday or So

Jan 28 · A WIDELY TOUTED ARTICLE CRITICAL OF THE BUSH POLICY TOWARD IRAQ:

Jan 26 · FASCISM, ESPECIALLY IN THE WAR ON TERRORISM, CLARIFIED AS A CONCEPT

Jan 24 · From Captain Michael Evans: Follow-Up on "Peace-Marchers or Appeasers?" The Buggy Prof's Reply

Jan 24 · Problems with the Kyoto Treaty and Doubts about Global Warming

Jan 23 · COMMENTS FROM PROF. KENT DOUGLAS: A WAR WITH IRAQ: LIKELY US-UK & SADDAMITE STRATEGY, TACTICS, AND CASUALTIES

Jan 23 · The North Korean Challenge (II): The Historical Background, The Present Threat

Jan 22 · Oxford Ph.D. student and faculty member comments on the web site

Jan 22 · Peace Movement or Appeasement?

Jan 22 · The North Korean Challenge (I)

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