Herculean Public Works Never Undertaken

The Soviet OGAS, Continental Hydrology, and NAWAPA

by Diego Ramiro Lattes & Serban V.C. Enache

 

The Soviet OGAS, or ASAS in English (All-State Automated System), was never fulfilled. The project began to see its earliest iteration in 1963, when Glushkov began to study state farms, mines, and industrial plants alongside every administrative facet of the Soviet system – from the lowest to the highest authority – to determine how the emerging computing technologies could be best used for the benefit of the nation. Continue reading “Herculean Public Works Never Undertaken”

Money and Progressive Resource Allocation

Procedure, while important, shouldn’t make us oblivious to priorities

by Derek McDaniel

I want to talk about “Progressive resource allocation”. In this case, what I am referring to, has nothing to do with political progressivism, except by coincidence. I am using the word “progressive” simply to describe a sequence of steps or priorities, a “progression”, if you will. Continue reading “Money and Progressive Resource Allocation”

Oswald Mosley, a founder of MMT?

by Serban V.C. Enache

I will let the readers decide.

Here are Mosley’s Birmingham Proposals (1925, back when he was part of the Labour Party), quoted in his book, My Life (pp. 188-189); Black House Publishing Ltd. Kindle Edition. Continue reading “Oswald Mosley, a founder of MMT?”

Reply to Grace Blakeley’s Post-Brexit UK measures

by Serban V.C. Enache

In this article, Grace Blakeley outlines the economic and financial plights of the United Kingdom, how Globalization failed the working class and her proposed solutions for a post-Brexit UK.

I do not agree with some of her assumptions, nor with her policy prescriptions.

For starters, Continue reading “Reply to Grace Blakeley’s Post-Brexit UK measures”

Retirement Age, ’50s Women, Pensions, Contributions, and LVT

Solving the Mess

by Serban V.C. Enache

A few months ago, I wrote an article (Justice for the WASPI and All Pensioners) in which I proposed a return to the previous (lower) retirement age, for both men and women. I made the argument that as technological progress makes societies more efficient and productive with fewer and fewer labor inputs required – it makes no sense to force people to work longer and retire later. Continue reading “Retirement Age, ’50s Women, Pensions, Contributions, and LVT”