Monthly Archives: May 2011

Musings On The Collapse Of The Islamic Empires In The 18th Century

In reading Karen Armstrong’s “Islam: A short Story” 1 I could not help, but notice the upturns and downturns of the various Islamic tribes and empires based on its economic developments, which sort of fuses with Joseph Tainter’s conception of … Continue reading

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Two Educational Blunders

There are two things going on in the state of Pennsylvania’s education system that go terribly wrong, and both of them are directly related to the socio-economic conditions, which plaque our country. In his speech in front of the California … Continue reading

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Causes of Stagflation

Here are some reflections on the causes of stagflation. “In July 1969, six months into the first Nixon Administration and just twelve days before man took his first steps on the Moon, the Federal Reserve Board raised interest rates. In … Continue reading

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