AuthorMark Mocarski

There’s no there there


The NFL Player’s Association has to be the worst union in America. Here’s an entertainment product that generates $10 billion a year and half the players end up broke in their retirement years when they are brain-dead. They don’t even have guaranteed contracts. Players should be able to fine teams just like teams get to fine players. Coaches come up with a bad game plan? Fine...

The new communication age thanks to Asperger kids


Here’s one of the great ironies of our times—this whole new digital communication age we’ve been living in was brought to you by a bunch of boys experiencing Asperger syndrome. All our communication mediums these days—Twitter, Instagram, The Facebook, Yahoo—were created by males on the spectrum. Maybe not officially on the spectrum.  But a lot of them demonstrate the kind of difficulties in...

Maybe this explains why things are so bad


You know all these “geniuses” from Silicon Valley are college dropouts. And it’s not just the first wave of Silicon Valley “geniuses” like Jobs and Gates and Paul Allen who are/were college dropouts. It’s the succeeding generation too. Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, that Biz Stone, Evan Williams (the computer programmer, not the bourbon)—all flunkies. These guys—and they are all guys—never had any...

Who’s profiting from all this market volatility?


We know someone is making a killing off of what is happening right now in the security markets. No doubt Trump and his cronies are in on this since they’re the ones orchestrating so much of the volatility.  They’ve been shorting the market right before Trump says something stupid and then buying the upside after Trump corrects the stupid thing he said. Of course the Wall Street firms...

Our new drop-out world


You have to go back all the way to the Jimmy Carter administration to find a time when the percentage of Americans in the workforce was lower than it is today.  It now stands at 62.9%. This has a lot to do with why the unemployment rate is so low—because a whole lot of people have decided to drop out of the labor market.  This is particularly true for women, believe it or not.  Their numbers have...

It’s the hate, stupid!


I find it amazing how no matter how much Donald Chump screws up the economy for the people who are supposed to be his base supporters—like farmers—they still love the conman. Which makes me realize that it isn’t economics that is driving the MAGA people in the Midwest and all these towns in America that are supposedly failing. If economics was truly the main concern of these people, they wouldn’t...

Politics is the worst retail advertising


Reading and watching the news about last night’s elections, it’s obvious politics is more of a sporting event separating the winners from the losers than it is a communal exercise in rational self-government. Ideas aren’t elevated. Rather they are reduced to a scrum. Issues aren’t discussed. They are used to divide. Politicians don’t appeal to our higher instincts. They don’t try to reach out to...

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