"Taking himself seriously, so you don't have to."

Histo-Energy Flowchart

Posted by on Oct 28, 2017 in Drawings, Economics | 0 comments

This dense chart traces generalized production and usage of limited and unlimited fuels, and provides examples of a chartered, more beneficial industrialized course.

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A Letter Concerning Minimum Wage (with calculations)

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Economics, Featured, Misc. Prose | 0 comments

This is an increase in the minimum wage. If we’d like to keep our governmental functions and stimulate the economy, simultaneously, it’s a winner. When you pay your workers enough to buy their own work, you make equity, as Henry Ford paid his employees enough to buy their own vehicles.

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A Confession: Electrical Infrastructure, Indebted Servitude, the Power of People, and Personal Culpability

Posted by on Dec 31, 2016 in Economics, Literature, Misc. Prose | 0 comments

Is such a confession enough to assuage guilt? Is this “practicality”, this requirement for monetary compensation, though so short term, sufficient justification for continued deaths overseas, the perpetual pollution of our water, and the poisoning of our land?

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Economic Growth: A Visual Translation

Posted by on Mar 26, 2016 in Drawings, Economics, Featured, Philosophy | 0 comments

Everything in this picture is a specific metaphor. The main figure, a woman, referred to as “the Body”, is tortured and ripped to pieces. She represents our general welfare, our environment, our shared present, our common dreams, in the style of Lady Liberty. Each “Lilliputian” represents their own part in this charade.

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Primary & Secondary Personal Impulses

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Economics, Misc. Prose, Philosophy | 1 comment

Results From Impulses [that is, if these impulses were to be taken as valuable, and were we to expend our energies in the capitalistic world toward enhancing these natural wants and intents among folks, that is, providing the needs, and assisting the want, in general, for as much of the population that does not have to work (to provide enough needs to comfortably supply itself), one would find these things happening, perpetually, cumulatively.]:

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Futuristic Rhetoric and Social Kinetics

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Economics, Misc. Prose, Philosophy | 1 comment

The amount of energy required to improve our transportation, manufacturing, and processing infrastructure to fully electric is massive. Fossil fuels are necessary to do so, and we are wasting them running around in circles. Ignoring this problem will end human progress, permanently.

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Primary & Auxiliary Public Goods

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Economics, Featured | 2 comments

At the very least, these graphs illustrate a mysterious world that is often buried within budgets hundreds of pages long. At most, and intentionally so, they will hopefully provide an “applied philosophy”, in the form of a simple spectrum by which we may generally follow.

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A Speculation on the Elite

Posted by on May 24, 2014 in Economics, Misc. Prose | 1 comment

The once tycoon/politician/media mogul stands before his flock. He says, “There was a big, bad war. We had to hide from the bad guys, but they’re all gone now. We can live in peace.” Hugging his grand-daughter, he feels a swell of pride and relief, willfully ignorant of his own catastrophic cowardice.

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A New Economic – Section II – Part IV: A Basic Income contingent upon Vehicle Usage

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Economics, Featured | 3 comments

Of all the the ideas herein described in this “New Economic”: this policy is the most actionable, versatile, total benefit, net societal gain. And with little (if any) temporary loss. It is the best part of this thesis thus far. It is a policy that was made for right now.

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Rambling on a Future: Part II

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Economics, Misc. Prose | 1 comment

At some point, are you going to switch from the path you’d began with because it is “easier”? Don’t switch, don’t follow the path of least resistance. You are not a lightning bolt. Finish it. So what if it’s hard?

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