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How Religion Caused The Great Recession

HOW RELIGION CAUSED THE GREAT RECESSION PART ONE: FROM CALVINISM TO NEW THOUGHT. INTRODUCTION Any essay with a title like ‘how religion caused the Great Recession’ had better begin with a caveat or two, so here goes. First of all, … Continue reading

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(Dis)honest ways to make it rich

(DIS)HONEST WAYS TO MAKE IT RICH. Money. In a world where most things come with a price tag attached, we are all obliged to try and acquire the stuff. This can be achieved through fair means or foul. But what … Continue reading

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Thoughts On the Baby Boomers (part two)

THOUGHTS ON THE BABY BOOMERS (PART TWO) HERE COMES THE NEW BOSS, NOT LIKE THE OLD BOSS In part one, we saw how historical events early in the 20th century lead to lower inequality and greater opportunity for the post-war … Continue reading

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Thoughts On the Baby Boomers (part one)

THOUGHTS ON THE BABY BOOMERS (PART ONE) INTRODUCTION In a letter submitted to the Daily Mail, Dorothy Dobson responded to an article, published in the same paper, which attacked the Baby Boomer generation for being one that enjoyed privileges no … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Command Economies

THOUGHTS ON COMMAND ECONOMIES Non-capitalist ownership of the means of production and reliance on a command- rather than a market- economy were among the defining features of Communist states. COMMAND AND MARKET ECONOMIES The difference between a market and a … Continue reading

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The Logistics Internet

THE LOGISTICS INTERNET INTRODUCTION Whenever a new technology, machine or tool emerges on the scene, it needs to be given a name. Often, that name is derived from something older, more familiar, and which is reckoned to share some similarities … Continue reading

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alternative plans for the end of jobs

Work to earn a living! (STEEMED) It’s been promoted as the best and most honourable way to gain capital, and has served us for millennia. Since time immemorial, people have wanted goods and services, and those goods and services have … Continue reading

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