Module 27 : Who Caused the Great Recession?

This episode begins with Adam Smith placing a call to fellow zombie economist Jeremy Bentham…now residing in Truthiness City.  Bentham…wary of liberals…had accepted part-time work at the university there…creating 18th Century rebuttals to liberal dogmas about what’s happenin’ now.  But…with demand waning for his own dogma…Bentham more recently downsized to a mundane job…complete with billboard […]

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Module 26 : Grandpa Loses His Beard

In our last episode…our zombie Grandpa exclaims…the rush-rush demands of modern society are running ahead of our abilities to keep up. Indeed…according to our newest zombie…the paradigms…narratives…even stories…used to explain how the world works…ought to be scrutinized…shaken down…at times…shaken up…even…to assure accuracy…to assure integrity with reality…with whatever may be the actual way our world has come […]

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Module 25 : Grandpa’s Dilemma

Grandpa…our newest zombie character…reflects on the Industrial Revolution…and its impact across generations of his family…with Georgie…as Grandma was known…to those who loved her….

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Module 24 : Grandpa’s Ethics

On the horizon…our challenge is to reclaim…not just economic principles associated with Adam Smith…but the moral spirit associated with him…as well.  Actually…Smith’s economics looked quite different from what…typically…the public expects of economists…today.  He was a moral philosopher…whose principal ambition was to ask and answer questions about so-called “right action.”  What should individuals and families do?  […]

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Module 23 : Here Comes Automation…Again

Its challenges have dogged the economy throughout the post-World War II era but in each decade the U.S. managed to adapt – to reinvent itself economically, even by absorbing some of automation’s darkest impacts. That is until now. Actually, the automation story began over two centuries ago in Great Britain shortly after the inking of […]

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Module 22 : Short Terming With Jeremy and Donald

Adam…next addresses his zombie colleagues…Jeremy and Joan…as the three-some winds up its visit to the thought-provoking public library in the Great Salty City.  However, little could Smith know…during the break…Robinson…on the spot…excoriated a roomful of liberal political operatives…..

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Module 21 : Fingers In Their Ears

In our last installment, our erasable zombies were pausing for a rest break…at the Great Salty City Public Library.  Then, as she walks briskly…before rejoining Adam and Jeremy, Joan passes an open door…and a meeting of great interest….

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Module 19 : Assessing Trump’s Presidency

When last we followed our pugnacious-leaning zombie trio through the Great Salty City, Adam, Jeremy and Joan were touring the mind-expanding library designed by internationally acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie.  His is a unique building with two personas, as it were.  One side is logical and orderly…even as it projects cultural authoritarianism.  The other, curvilinear, creative…and […]

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Module 18 : Summing Up: At the Public Library in the Great Salt City

We rejoin our unpredictable zombies…Adam, Joan and Jeremy…as they make their ways from a mash-up-type yule celebration in the Great Salty City.  Tragically, however, Bentham punched Smith, allegedly over ideological differences…in front of the crèche overlooking Temple Square.  Now, Robinson assumes the role of peacemaker with her male colleagues…..

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