Category Archives: Affairs of State

Who Are the American Middle Easterners Who Are Insulted by Trump’s Attempt to Make America Fear Again

Who Are the American Middle Easterners Who Are Insulted by Trump’s Attempt to Make America Fear Again? Trump is going to block the refugee caravan from Honduras, partly because there are going to be criminals in the group, but also … Continue reading

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Trump’s October Surprises

Trump’s October Surprises A so-far secret and unwritten middle class tax cut, to cut middle class taxes by 10%.  It can’t be voted on until after the election, so I suspect, we have to have a Republican Senate and House.  … Continue reading

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The Club of Rome World Projections to the Year 2050

“Transformation is feasible”.  “How to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals Within Planetary Boundaries.” A Report to the Club of Rome from the Stockholm Resilience Center and the BI Norwegian Business School.  They use a model with many development factors to … Continue reading

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To Prince Salman: Switzerland Want’s Its Davos Name Back

To Prince Salman:  Switzerland Want’s Its Davos Name Back The prime steak of economics conferences, nicknamed “Davos In The Desert”, is now a leading embarrassment for the rest of the world, following the accusations of Saudis murdering Washington Post reporter … Continue reading

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Increased Oil Prices as a Test of a Carbon Tax

Increased Oil Prices as a Test of a Carbon Tax The cost of a barrel of oil has increased by double from its $41 minimum average in 2016 to $80 a barrel now for the OPEC basket, although the 2018 … Continue reading

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Saudi Oil Among US and California Oil Imports

Saudi Oil Among US and California Oil Imports While our relations and the world status with Saudi Arabia are now being examined, that is far beyond my field.  I will just examine our use of their oil imports in the … Continue reading

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New Trump -ocracies, Part 2

New Trump -ocracies, Part 2 We have more -ocratic forms of Trump’s ruling methods, that would make the previous part 1 too long, so we include them here.  Other than my level classification of  “you can’t make this stuff up” … Continue reading

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Who is Responsible for Carbon Neutrality?

Who is Responsible for Carbon Neutrality? I don’t have the answers to this. I just have a lot of questions. Hundreds of firms will at sometime sign up for Carbon neutrality. This may well include all large and important American … Continue reading

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Notes on the Global Climate Action Summit, Day 2

Notes on the Global Climate Action Summit, Day 2 The YouTube video is at https://youtu.be/en9cDvXWPtw This is a long set of notes, but the video is seven hours long. High-Level Thematic Dialogues The Ocean-Climate Challenge Julie Packard, Executive Director of … Continue reading

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The Ignominious Parade of Americans Whom Trump Has Wronged

The Ignominious Parade of Americans Whom Trump Has Wronged Trump wants a Parade, and there are many who are anxious to give him one to register their complaints. Without military vehicles and bands, they can do it for little cost … Continue reading

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