Category: Politics & Government

The theory of how and why and how successfully governments are formed and persist (or not) is complex, dependent on initial conditions, and beyond simple statements.

Coming from chemistry and computer science, I often see in a situation inertia and an energy of activation, non-computability and linguistic traps.

Topsy-Turvy

I was thinking to do a poll Is the leaker of WikiLeaks a hero or a villain? Then I thought People on the left will call him a hero People on the right will call him a villain Then I thought People on the left are supposed to believe in big government. They should be…

Benefits of Tea

1. Stopping earmarks.  Although always said that it is small potatoes compared to the deficit, it is not small potatoes to corruption. 2. Against Fed QE2.  Although their reasoning has not always been clear, I agree that QE2 is a risky way to affect interest rates and the economy. Since Ben Bernanke thinks that the…

Cost of Tea II

The Tea Party logic that we go from a high government cost to a low government cost overlooks the transition costs.  All the social contract based on the current government structure will be affected.  That contract includes current government employment, level playing field for investors, retirement plans based on social security and medicare, education, energy…

The Cost of Tea

The Republicans and the Tea Party want to balance the budget and shrink the government. Laudable goals, but you have to get through the immediate economic reactions of lower aggregate demand – unemployment increase with government workers and sagging GDP growth. … and the lost Republican majority in the Senate …