Revealed~?

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I am troubled.
In fact … because I don’t know why I am troubled … I am double-troubled.

There is something about this post that has `got me` (like a Cupid’s arrow).

What we got here, is –

1. Education prices up.
2. Health-care prices up.
3. Infrastructure prices up.
4. Housing prices up.

The first head-twister is that … compared to how much the prices are up, it doesn’t look like there are any sort of pro-rata increase in quality.

Here we have to throw-in the example of `electronics` … where price is down as big as quality is up.

There is something wrong here … because there are no easy-answers that really satisfy.

It could be that the four examples are not, when looked at differently, real examples.
Or, that the examples are good, but should not be thought of `as a group`.
It could be something else.
But … I don’t know … something is wrong.

There are many `easy answers` … the easiest being that `tech` has brought down production-costs of `tech type tings` (and this must be right).
But … wages for the people in the examples have been `flat` compared to the `45 degree angle up` of the prices charged.

I’ll leave it to you to have a read and a think … if you have the time’n’inclination.

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Otherwise … this –

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Giving it a go

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This is a chart of Indian’ banks’ lending rates …
Cash has turned to deposits … and the deposits are being lended out –

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UK ONS person talking bollocks …

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TJN
Panama Papers Committee investigates in London UK, home to 2,000 ‘enablers’

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US school maths results by race (or is that `ethnicity` or `color of skin` or `religion` or `poverty level` or `some other shit`)

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Touchstone

The thing is this … who is choosing how and when the money-supply gets distributed~?

Ann Pettifor speaking at the LSE

At least she is giving-it-a-go.

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Da Big Picture … yawl.

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BLS

In 2016, there were 15 major work stoppages involving 99,000 workers, the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics reported today. (See table 1.) Private industry organizations accounted for over 94
percent of the 1.54 million total days idle for major work stoppages in effect during 2016.

This year marks 70 years of work stoppages data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Over the past four decades (1977-1986 to 2007-2016) major work stoppages declined approximately 90
percent.

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`Ah, you say … like no … I mean really really exists`

Well … there is the-eyes-thing.
If the eyes see something (like a Ford Focus) then that is really really exists.

Like … feelings’n’shit, that be different.
Them is existing, but only like really exist (not really really exist (like the Focus)).

And the unicorn … that be different.
I mean … yes … we know what the unicorn looks like, on paper’n’shit … but they not be real … only the picture like.
What~?
Like … the picture be real, but the unicorn is not real.
Like … the picture is really really real … the paper’n’shit.

So … we got feelings that are real. Eye-stuff is really really real … and unicorns no real at all (except when they be pictures).

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Bloomberg
Germany Gets Its Gold Back

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NYT
The Major Blind Spots in Macroeconomics
By JOHN LANCHESTER

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This is not genius … but it is worth a listen –

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Reliably recognizable

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`Exist` means – `a pattern that is consistent enough to be labelled`.

That is – to `exist` something must be a pattern that is consistent-enough, that it makes-sense to label it.

A Ford Focus is of a consistent-enough pattern, to call it `a really dull car`.

`Fear` is a pattern of feelings/emotions/behaviour, that is consistent-enough to hang the `fear` label on it.

`Willpower` same.

`Unicorn` same.

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Pew

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Well … ?

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Nautilus
Against Willpower
Willpower is a dangerous, old idea, that needs to be scrapped.

I would buy an Apple computer, if it was 100% built by robots (white, silver and gold robots).

Does `fear` exist~?

Why is Amazon’s market-cap so big … when it has said that it will never be particularly interested in making a profit~?

`Scronching`
When one company is in negotiations to be taken-over by another company … and the workers know that their company is being taken over … and the quality of their work suffers as a result … the workers are `scronching`. It does not mean they are bad workers, but just that they are temporarily distracted.

Does `scronching` exist~?

As Keynes said – the share (equity/stock) price of a company is a `beauty contest` where some people try to judge what other people may find beautiful.

The `market cap` of a company is an `outside affair` … it really doesn’t affect the company itself.

Except for the top management who get `stock` for bonuses.

If the equity price (market cap) goes to zero … the top management are probably in a bad way, but it `shouldn’t affect the day-to-day running of the company.

*In 2009 companies sacked employees, not because the share-price was up, or down … but because real people stopped buying their shit*

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Well … does `fear` exist~?

Does `scronching` exist~?

Does the `share price` matter~?

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Chicago Booth
Universal Basic Income
Granting every American citizen over 21-years old a universal basic income of $13,000 a year — financed by eliminating all transfer programs (including Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, housing subsidies, household welfare payments, and farm and corporate subsidies) — would be a better policy than the status quo.
Question mark~!

Sent out to `all` the `top` economists (in America) … and they didn’t like the idea.

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Guardian UK
Israel passes bill retroactively legalising Jewish settlements
The bill was supported by Benjamin Netanyahu, but opponents said the law ‘makes theft an official Israeli policy’

Can people be `a people`.
Can `a people` be a complete bunch of cunts~?

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Should Germany (and Spain) make `transfers` to Italy (until they catch-up)?

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