Category Archives: Economics

Poetry and the Pebble King

Look who just became president of The Poetry Foundation. It’s Gordon The Pebble King and he is going to have fun, lots of fun learning the ins and outs of poetry and not just thinking all the time about pebbles … Continue reading

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The New York Times ran a piece today on why none of the top participants in the recent near-collapse of the US economic system have been prosecuted. What’s the big deal? They’re not trying to kill us. It could have … Continue reading

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Even though he knew – how could you live in the USA and not know? –   that you CAN live with being treated unfairly, still, The Pebble King was by nature a happy-go-lucky man. Although he speculated in credit default … Continue reading

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We Are The Worm

Stan Doughty, a wildly successful one-armed Irishman who is now an American citizen, got his big break in 1990, when he invented an ejector pump for flood control. When asked how he got the start-up money for his pump monopoly, … Continue reading

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