Slope of Hope Blog Posts

Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.

Fake It Doesn’t Make It

By -

The Eccles Building is absolutely crowded with highly-paid PhDs. Hundreds and hundreds of them work for the Federal Reserve. Me? I’m just a bozo with an opinion. And that opinion is anchored in words that you might expect to hear from the beauty products aisle at Whole Foods: words like organic, natural, and healthy.

All my life, I’ve also spouted the missives and musings of a doddering old man, writing about how there’s no such thing as a free lunch, and you can’t print your way to prosperity. But this bozo has no power over such things; just an opinion. And yet, $28 trillion in debt later, we wind up with results like this: