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HISTORY OF IDEAS – Capitalism

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Capitalism

Today, pretty much every economy in the world is organized along capitalist lines but at the same time, capitalism is almost everywhere regarded with disappointment, frustration and suspicion. Interestingly, none of the criticisms are new. They’ve been dogging capitalism since its inception. So let’s look back in time to figure out how capitalism got its …

President Trump backtracks on possible tax cuts

President Trump backtracks on possible tax cuts

LAUREN: PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE IS NO LONGER CONSIDERING TAX CUTS TO BOOST THE ECONOMY. OUR NEXT GUEST SAYS THE TAX TURNAROUND IS JUST VERBAL TWEETING. DOUG FLYNN IS A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER AND CO-FOUNDER OF FLYNN ZETO CAPITAL MANAGEMENT. HE JOINS US NOW. DOUG, CALL IT WHAT YOU WANT. IT IS CERTAINLY BACKTRACKING. WHY?>>WELL, …

How to Make an Attractive City

Cities are a big deal: we pretty much all have to live in them; We should try hard to get them right. So few cities are nice; very, very few out of many thousands are really beautiful. Embarrassingly, the more appealing ones tend to be old, which is weird because we’re mostly much better at …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

The prospect of artificial intelligence excites and repulsive people in equal measure: will it bring us a kind of paradise or a techno hell? To get a clearer handle of what might happen and when, it’s best to divide A.I. into three categories. The first of these is “artificial narrow intelligence” or what people call …

HISTORY: CONSUMERISM

HISTORY: CONSUMERISM

For most of history, the overwhelming majority of the Earth’s inhabitants have owned, more or less, nothing. The clothes they stood up in, some bowls, a pot and a pan, perhaps a broom and, if things were going really well, a few farming implements. Nations and peoples remained consistently poor. Global GDP did not grow …