Category Archives: Economics

Freelancing Isn’t Free

This thread on Twitter says a lot of what I’ve been thinking in terms of the gig economy. I don’t have a lot to add, but when has that stopped me before? I’ve seen a few links to this podcast … Continue reading

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Is Being a Jerk a Pre-Existing Condition?

You’ve probably heard by now about how the latest Republican health care bill has passed the House of Representatives, and Donald Trump and his cronies had a big celebration over taking health care away from a bunch of Americans. I … Continue reading

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Any Sport in a Storm

Does it give me some kind of nerd credit that I watched Star Trek IV instead of the Superbowl? Actually, I’m not sure nerd credit is something I really want, since it’s become obvious in recent years just how petty … Continue reading

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Trump and Consequences

I was thinking today how weird it is that many people, including me, have complained both about Donald Trump keeping his campaign promises AND his frequent lies. So he’s damned no matter what he does? Well, sort of, but I … Continue reading

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I Will Survive

It’s fascinating how many different scenarios people have come up with for the total collapse of society. I haven’t really done much research into the Preppers or Survivalists, those who stock up on provisions in their bomb shelters so they’ll … Continue reading

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Let There Be Jobs

I found a link on Twitter to this article, which raises some points I’ve thought about before, and also some others I hadn’t really. I’ve considered before the possibility that there just aren’t enough jobs to go around in the … Continue reading

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Who Wants to Be a Welfare Queen?

This Tumblr post makes a great point about how upset people get about poor people possessing any sort of luxuries (or what they consider luxuries, anyway) at all. Because apparently if you don’t get your kid a PlayStation, you can … Continue reading

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