A large problem with economics is that most economic systems assume that players are generally rational. Anyone with half a brain, working eyes and the ability to observe the goings on of the corporate world will recognize that most of the players are definitely not rational.
http://www.newrepublic.com/article... The dirty little secret that conservatives hate to admit to. That much of what we think of as the modern economy was born out of government funded research and development.
"I know you know that I’m not telling the truth
I know you know they just don’t have any proof
Embrace the deception, learn how to bend
Your worst inhibitions tend to psych you out in the end" Such a catchy theme song for an entertaining show.
Disney makes a movie about a dude and his Native American friend and they cast a white dude to play the Native American...in the 21st century...and the movie is a colossal bomb. Yeah, who, outside of the Disney studio didn't see that one coming?
Bruce Schneier gets to the heart of the matter of the recent revelations of US government spying on its citizens. That our system works because of trust and once that trust has been undermined, it's very difficult to get it back. http://www.schneier.com/blog...
I am very glad that the I-5 interstate bridge upgrade project is now dead in the water. I don't think it was a good design, is too expensive, would have done nothing to solve the problems of traffic congestion drivers currently face crossing to and from Washington and Oregon and would have likely made the river less usable to ships.