The Crosstown Kid… No Longer Homeless!

Way back in Feb 2015 I had the thrill of publishing one of my longer stories, The Crosstown Kid. There it was, on Amazon, complete with professional artwork and a for-real ISBN number and everything. See me beaming.

A whole twenty-two days later, the publisher went under. (Not because of my story. Dear God, I hope not, anyway. Post Hoc does not Ergo Propter Hoc, remember.) See me sad-facing.

At that time I vowed the story would find another home.

Then I promptly forgot about it. Continue reading The Crosstown Kid… No Longer Homeless!

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A Bubble Economy… that’s about to burst again

The media loves to tell us that everything is great and getting better. After all, the numbers are going up, right?

Well, sometimes numbers go up because there is actual growth and business expansion and standard of living improvements.

But sometimes numbers go up because there is an artificial propping-up of a particular industry (like real estate c. 2006-2007). Or sometimes there is simply an artificial increase in the money supply (or in easily-available credit) which means things are worth more dollars, which looks great on paper, but each dollar is worth less things, which is… not so good. If that is the case, it would mean the standard of living and business growth are actually declining as a result.

So which is it? Continue reading A Bubble Economy… that’s about to burst again

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