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Bucks Up — a short story

November 12, 2017


    “Good to see you. It’s been too long. What you been up to?” He sipped his drink. “Oh, not much. Same old same old.” “Writing?” “A little. Mostly just enjoying retirement.” “Nice to be bucks up.” He shook his head. “I was up for a time, but I kinda burned through most of […]

Will the Rich Get All Our Money?

January 15, 2015


Them that’s got shall have, them that’s not shall lose So the Bible says, and it still is news       — Billie Holiday Not long ago, a French economist published a book that sent shock waves through the worlds of politics and economics. Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty, argues that today’s […]