November 19, 2017

Upon receiving the first news of the “corruption purge” which was recently carried out in Saudi Arabia, a cautiously optimistic suspicion entered my mind. Contrary to the predictable analysis proffered or presupposed by the media, my general suspicion was that the Saud...

July 19, 2017

There is perhaps nothing so widely utilized, believed and glorified, even while remaining essentially unknown and shrouded in mystery, as mathematics.

June 13, 2017

The Ballast of Tragedy

“Don’t go there.” is the phrase commonly invoked by individuals for the purpose of avoiding the uncomfortable realities with which they are confronted. The phrase itself indicates that the person who utters it has some kind of knowledge -ranging f...

March 21, 2017

I just read your article "The Leakers Who Exposed...". I think you are mistaken on a few important points. First, you claim that Flynn "blatantly lied to the public ". But this is factually untrue, Flynn never misrepresented his conversation with Ki...

January 21, 2017

The testimony of the incoming Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin respecting Glass-Steagall has revealed a deadly shortcoming in his theoretical economic outlook, and, by consequence, in the economic competence of the Trump team as a whole.

November 27, 2016

 Composition of US Labor Force (Left) Dow Jones Industrial Average (Right)

Ian Brinkley


I wish to address a question I have respecting some of the economic effects of the reinstatement of Glass-Steagall. I will present this question as it arises from my underst...

September 5, 2016

It is the principle of the distinguishment, by a culture/society, between economic activity which is valuable, or of potential value, and economic activity which is wasteful and injurious- and this combined with the commitment to always support the former at the expens...

June 12, 2016

Some have proposed that a change in the US tax system be implemented along the lines of a “National Sales Tax” (NST). Such a change in the tax system of the US (or other nation) could have some benefits, but, there are also major problems with such a system, at least a...

March 3, 2016

For some time, I have thought that it would be useful to go to the task of drawing out certain implications of Einstein’s theory of General Relativity with respect to the different views of the nature of space itself- especially those of Leibniz and Newton.

January 22, 2016

On the Subject of Edgar Allan Poe’s Eureka

Ian Brinkley



Edgar Allan Poe is a dear friend to all lovers of beauty and truth- whether they know it or not. Poe’s life was filled with the most grueling difficulties one could imagine, of which betrayal, los...

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