Monthly Archives: January 2019

DONALD TRUMP DESERTS ANOTHER ALLY

 The Kurdish YPG, or Kurdish People’s People‘s Protection Units did the grunt work of routing ISIS.  At least 4,000 Kurdish workers were killed and 10,000 wounded in the fighting.  The YPG are affiliates of the PKK that has fought for

EDUCATING OUR LEGISLATORS, EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN

 A good pre-school education is the key to helping children from poor families get ready for formal school and do better on standardized tests.  However pre-school spending in America, as a percentage of GDP, has been dropping since 2002.  This,

ARE WE ALONE?

I’m not referring to extraterrestrial life in the universe, but alone in the sense of having a lack of loved ones or friends in our lives. Loneliness is not measured by the number of friends or social contacts a person

THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICA

The roman Empire began with the crowning of Gais Octavian Thurinus in 31 B.C. and fell to the Goths in 476 A.D.  507 years. The decline was caused less by battles won and lost but more by gapping inequality, and

AI, ROBOTICS, WHEN DID IT START? WHERE DID IT COME FROM?

So you think robots are a modern day concept and phenomenon?  In actuality, the concept goes back as far as the ancient Greeks in the 13th century BCE. As Jason and the Argonauts sailed home with the Golden Fleece, they

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE FAILURE OF AMERICA

For the past 50 years, the American economy has been propelled by the combination of three innovations: the computer the microchip the internet   The research and development that produced each of these came from a partnership of government, academia

BUILD THAT WALL

BUILD THAT WALL   There are only two ways an economy grows: higher productivity and more workers. More workers. The S. population growth rate is below maintenance, meaning the population, on its own, decreases each year.  The only way open