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Memories of the 28th Century

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  1. Economic War

    by , 03-02-2018 at 08:39 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Not all wars are examples of diplomacy failing. The economic war that Trump has set up is a personal affair, that he didnít negotiated with anyone; although at Davos he commented that a weak dollar would help U.S. trade. And it will; it will make U.S. goods less expensive than similar goods from other countries. That should help U.S. manufacturers to some degree. But a weak dollar will make the U.S. less desirable as a place to invest, because it will lower the values of capital assets, especially ...
  2. Improving Football

    by , 02-05-2018 at 08:35 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I wrote this on Superbowl Sunday, and I was in a bar that has no TVís. When I was young and foolish, I liked football, both to play and to watch. Alas, like most things football has deteriorated over time. In any population there are only so many great players, and the NFL had all of them, but some greedy people created additional teams and started the AFL to try to cash in on the gameís popularity. Initially, the AFL tried to create a big show, and they did grab a few good players, and the NFL ...

    Updated 02-05-2018 at 09:35 PM by PeterL

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  3. Trump's Next Great Adventure.

    by , 01-28-2018 at 09:02 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Trump has messed things up more than enough already, so we could tell him that he succeeded in making America Great again, and it's time to move on. For his next adventure he could turn around a "**** hole country", and I would suggest that he take on Eritrea.

    Eritrea is such a wonderful place that many of its residents are trying to leave. It has been governed by a dictator for decades, and the standard of living is rather low. But Eritrea is a beautiful tropical place ...
  4. War by Another Name

    by , 01-23-2018 at 05:14 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Wars are examples of diplomacy failing. Trade wars are one form of war, and they can be a harmful as shooting wars. The Great Depression was caused by a trade war, and we may have a similar event in the near future.

    The history books donít have much about it, but there nearly was a shooting war between the U.S.A. and the UK in the 1920ís. London had been the primary center of international finance since the Seventeenth Century. Debt and equity were issued and traded there more than ...
  5. Propaganda Techniques

    by , 01-11-2018 at 09:19 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    This started as just being about exaggeration, but it became more general. Enjoy

    Part of the zeitgeist of these times is that the people producing news coverage exaggerate most of the time. It isn't enough for them that there is a snowstorm coming; not now it is "Bomb Cyclone". I don't know if it simply became part of the American psyche, or if it's just imitating Trump, but if there's a more shocking way to put something, then the people producing news coverage put it that ...

    Updated 01-11-2018 at 09:23 PM by PeterL

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