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Dante Ruffalo Alicia Moritz January 28

How QE Works and Why Europe is now using it

Although Mr. Bernanke is now retired from Chair of the Fed, Janet Yellen, his successor, has vowed to follow through on his monetary policies.  In fact, she was chosen to head the bank specifically for this reason. Quantitative Easing (QE) has been politicized in a manner which has distorted what it actually is.   Phrases […]

Dante Ruffalo Alicia Moritz March 02


The digital currency Bitcoin is fascinating in design.  It is comprised of an elegant equation, the solution to which yields a unit that is limited in supply to 21 million.  Super computers, kept cool near the arctic circle in Iceland, work ceaselessly, processing the equation in what is called ‘Bitcoin mining.’  It is a libertarian […]

Dante Ruffalo Alicia Moritz March 01


Monday, the Supreme Court will here Hall v. Florida.  The issue in the case is whether the Florida state court erred in sentencing to death a man with an IQ below the threshold for intellectual disability (IQ of 70). In 2002, Justice John Paul Stevens wrote in Atkins, a similar case of a ‘mentally retarded’ man sentenced to […]

Dante Ruffalo Alicia Moritz February 28


There is not a moment in recent memory that Thailand’s political mechanism wasn’t embroiled in controversy involving corruption, but the protesters who have blocked the streets of Bangkok are not the poor and disheveled. In fact, the Thai protesters represent a tiny minority in Thailand of wealthy loyalists to the monarchy.  To explain it more […]

Dante Ruffalo Alicia Moritz February 28


The Nobel Prize is always awarded for a body of work which is transformative and of great significance, but this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded to one of the numerous theoretical physicists responsible for the discovery of the Higgs-Boson particle, is perhaps the greatest breakthrough in physics since Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The […]

Dante Ruffalo Alicia Moritz February 28


The Ukraine’s recent political crisis, albeit significant, has detracted from an underlying problem which persists and is a large part of the reason for the conflict. The Ukraine acting president says the country will return to a path of European integration.  This was the direction the Ukraine was headed before Valdimir Putin coaxed the former […]

Dante Ruffalo science Alicia Moritz February 27


In this section of my blog, I hope to bring to light the beauty of nature the way those of us from the sciences view it.  From the primordial milieu to the outer reaches of the cosmos, this section seeks to explain for a lay audience recent advancements and discoveries in science.

Dante Ruffalo medical Alicia Moritz February 27


Those of us who attend medical school have a common passion to use our knowledge of science to heal the corpus.  I was unable to complete my medical training due to illness, but this misfortune did not deprive me of the desire to help people.  To satisfy this longing, I will translate the esoteric parlance […]

Dante Ruffalo Alicia Moritz debt ceiling February 27


The debt ceiling DOES NOT CONTROL SPENDING. I put this in caps, not to be impolite, but to correct an egregious mistake the media has allowed certain politicians to propagate. The debt ceiling is an arbitrary limit on the issuance of debt by the Treasury.  When politicians say they won’t raise the debt ceiling because […]

Dante Ruffalo children Alicia Moritz February 26

Voice of the Children

Ultimately, the security of the future lies in the hands of children.  It is therefore penultimate that we ensure they are afforded the requisite knowledge to make decisions that will affect them and generations beyond.  This section has the goal of breaking today’s political rhetoric into honest truth and purveying it in a simple manner. […]

Dante Ruffalo Alicia Moritz global politics February 26

Global Politics

The geopolitical spectrum traverses age and culture as well as place and time.  It is therefore, essential, to the knowledgeable reader to begin and maintain a long-lasting understanding of the interrelationship between our own political system and that of the rest of the globe.  This section will attempt to capture the important and interesting issues […]

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