The staggering costs of healthcare in America revealed. Their undue effect on GDP. The state of pensions in the U.S. Taiwan President’s congratulatory call to Donald Trump. Horror of horrors! Is this WW3? (!) The bond meltdown. Some figures explaining why the average American is in no position to feed the consumerist economy. Why is it so hard to change one’s mind? A theory. Sequel to my explanation of how I prepare my shows. The Italian crisis. A discussion between two eminent ‘alternative’ economists. Absurd state salaries in California.