Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Trickle

Moral: Wherein we wonder how much a little trickle can sustain, say of some little plant in the desert of little moisture.

Much analysis is pending.

Well, we got another $0.25. I know. Just think what one gets $100 for a year. Gosh, back in the 50s, that might have bought a candy bar or two. So, we're talking a little snack for one day of the year.

On the other hand, the Fed is to reduce their huge balance sheet which is a good decision.

Remarks: Modified: 06/27/2017

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Monday, May 1, 2017

EconoSpeak

Moral: Wherein we let others talk a little.

What to say about Janet and friends that has not already been said?

Well, let's look elsewhere. This comment to a post was very much apropos to the point: Is Authoritarian Nationalism Mostly A Rural Phenomenon? Yes, what science do we find with economics? Ah, the FED and its pretense?

I'm not a bumpkin, but I was recently in DC. Oh Lord, it is not the intelligent little place that it was 40 years ago. What the heck happened? Yet,  there are little islands of rationality such as those being managed by old civil servants who remember when there was some notion of class and responsibility.

Now, it's money, money, money (thanks, ABBA).

I'm thinking that we need some type of agrarian resurgence. See this on Quora: Is there an alternative to consumerism to keep economy going?

Remarks: Modified: 04/30/2017

04/30/2017 --

Friday, March 31, 2017

Genie out of the bottle

Moral: Wherein we look at recent findings.

Today, the news is that Russian paid trolls.Is anyone surprised? We ought not have let loose the Internet as we did. So, now, it's a mess. It was a mess the whole time after the commercial thrust got going.

So, we cannot cry about spilled milk (or is it spoilt?). Well, actually, it's both.

I have harped on this a long time. In fact, from a mobile sense, I am 1G/2G. From a computational sense, I do a lot of local processing. I rent a VM for my website. Cloud? It's a muddy mess. I do use it for storage. Carefully.

When I see Silly Valley's results over the past couple of decades, I grieve. I'm old. But, the youngsters are going to have to clean up the messes. Oh sure, jobs.

You know, the whole bit is screwy. Those who can play with data that they get from people's on-line activity. What? I almost barfed when I heard of that choice. It's like the mailman reading your mail. What idiot argued otherwise?

And so, here we are. I'll have to get back to writing posts, such as these: We let the genie out of the bottle and Genies and bottles. Of course, Truth Engineering will have to get back into play.

Remarks: Modified: 03/31/2017

03/31/2017 --

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Little drips

Moral: Wherein we notice little stirrings.

Back in Ben's time, right after the downturn, he talked green shoots. The Fed had taken water from savers, and the elderly, in order to bring along those profligate ones who caused the downturn. Get 'em back on their feet, so to speak. So, like spring grass, Ben was watching to see if his watering was helping.

Well, back then, we though that he had used up his bullets (arrows?). But, then, Ben, being clever, showed us. And, we now have a Fed with a huge balance sheet.

Oh well. So, we got an increase, lately. Piddly thing. At the same time, the ca-pital-sino is going bonkers. Why not? It's been fed our water for years now. The party, there, continues.

For years now, interest disclosures on Schedule B have been laughable. Well, I have not capitulated, nor will I. But, we'll see the time come when the discussion will be rational, once again.

In the meantime, remember this concept: magical multiplier. Too, know that those who run the games take largely (partly by moving value out from being accessible).

Remarks: Modified: 03/19/2017

03/19/2017 --

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Rumblings

Moral: Wherein we prick up our ears.

It has been the same thing since the temper tantrum. Talk a little, listen to the darling addicts, and then keep with the largess. At the same time, mouth soothing words to the little pikes who have been feeding at the trough while Main Street, and normal people, are flayed.

But, now, hints of change? Ah, don't tease us, Janet. You know that this is years old, now.

Remarks: Modified: 02/23/2017

02/23/2017 --

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Summary, 2016

Moral: Wherein we show most-read posts.
Prior years:  20092010201120122013, 2014, 2015.

Remarks: Modified: 12/31/2016

12/31/2016 --

Friday, December 30, 2016

Trickle by minuscule drops

Moral: Wherein we celebrate getting a little dew on our heads.

That is about the right analogy, one might think. Or, from another view, for $100, that little quarter coin might buy some penny candy. But, you don't get that nowadays; only a 75-year old mind like this one can recall that.

Meanwhile, the ca-pital-sino rages.

Remarks: Modified: 12/30/2016

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