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Media Watch: Obama’s Bin Laden Victory Lap

June 24th, 2012 in Communiqués by George Noga

Montana Dreamin’ Is Becoming A Reality
The Mamas & Papas ended Creeque Alley with the headline above; okay, so I substituted Montana for California. By the time you read this, we will be ensconced for the summer in Whitefish, Montana – perhaps the most salubrious place to summer in the entire USA. Following our custom, there [...]

Intelligence (IQ) and Public Policy

June 24th, 2012 in Communiqués by George Noga

Mokita – Something We All Know but Won’t Discuss
This is the second of two posts dealing with IQ; the first is on our website www.mllg.us; it revealed the radically transformed role of IQ in our private lives. This post undauntedly goes where few have gone before, the role of IQ in public policy. In Papua [...]

Brave New World Arrives 500 Years Early

June 15th, 2012 in Communiqués by George Noga

The Astonishing Role of IQ in 21st Century America
This is the first of two posts about the shocking role of intelligence (as in IQ) in contemporary life; this installment deals with its transformational effect on our private lives; the second part addresses a radioactive issue: IQ and public policy. A sea change, mostly over the [...]

Are a Debt Crisis and Default Inevitable?

June 7th, 2012 in Communiqués by George Noga

The just-concluded three-part series about the endgame of the US debt crisis sparked more reaction than usual – not just from MLLG’s direct email recipients but also from readers of other blogs that routinely republish our posts. There remain skeptics, as well as those desperately clinging to hope, who aver a full blown crisis, albeit [...]

Gotterdammerung

June 1st, 2012 in Communiqués by George Noga

In German mythology Gotterdammerung is the destruction of the gods and all other things in a final battle with evil powers. It also is the final opera in Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung. Symbolically, on March 28, 1945, with Russian forces less than 20 miles from the bomb-cratered city, the last scene from [...]

The Endgame

May 23rd, 2012 in Communiqués by George Noga

This is the second of a three-part series about the coming default by the US government on its sovereign debt. The first part, dealing with the interest bomb, is available on our website: www.mllg.us. This second episode addresses the endgame, specifically what happens between now and the arrival of the Minsky Moment, the unknown and [...]

The Interest Bomb is Ticking

May 15th, 2012 in Communiqués by George Noga

This post kicks off a three-part series about the crisis of spending, debt and deficits. The next part deals with the interval between now and the inevitable arrival of the Minsky Moment, i.e. the unknown and unknowable time when an unsustainable economic phenomenon suddenly collapses. The third post will address Gotterdammerung, or what happens after [...]

Animadversions, Gravamen and Mad Cows

April 30th, 2012 in Communiqués by George Noga

Every so often I accumulate a critical mass of newsy hors d’oeuvres that are too compelling not to write about but are not, in and of themselves, enough for a full meal. This is one of those times. Following are 10 such lagniappes to be carefully savored such as with a degustation menu.

The Supreme Court [...]

Government is Inherently Evil

April 30th, 2012 in Communiqués by George Noga

Formerly, I used “malevolent” to describe government; I now am escalating the rhetoric to “evil” which is a more apt descriptor. The definition of evil is harmful, injurious, wrong, bad, wicked, unfortunate, disastrous, maleficent, immoral, ill-willed, malicious and malign. Government is all of those and more. It is no coincidence this post comes on [...]

Quakers, Witches, Fugitive Slaves, Prohibition, Vietnam What Do All These Have in Common? Jury Nullification!

April 16th, 2012 in Communiqués by George Noga

Are You Willing to Convict Someone of Eating a Ham Sandwich?
Under the English and American political systems, juries are sovereign and hence have absolute power. In 1670 a London jury, despite being jailed for four days without food, water or toilet facilities, refused to convict William Penn for the crime of preaching Quakerism. Ultimately [...]