What is Happiness?

“happiness turns out to be an activity of the soul in accordance with virtue”, Aristotle. Heidegger believed the Western world to be on the brink of profound nihilism (the rejection of all religious and moral principles). Here are a few Naturalistic Fantasy’s (NF) interpretations of what happiness is to Aristotle, Kant and Heidegger: continuous virtue… Continue reading What is Happiness?

Fed Rate Decision – December 2015 (original post)

Foster maximum employment and price stability, says Federal Open Market Committee. Prices are stable. Employment is not at maximum, but is improving. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Is Fed a “government of many” or “government of a few”? Leave the interest rate unchanged at 0% to 0.25%, the following is possible (updated December 2,… Continue reading Fed Rate Decision – December 2015 (original post)

work is a fundamental dimension of human existence on earth – Laborem exercens

“Cool it,” cried Olga. “Working hard is what I do! Can’t be perfect. Going to school not cheap and what are you doing here, a beauty nobody want. My first year was ok, only five or ten times knocked down, then later more and more. He says I’m no lady and gotta work harder for… Continue reading work is a fundamental dimension of human existence on earth – Laborem exercens

Employment Improvement without Stagnation – NF Ideas November 2015

Here are a few Naturalistic Fantasy (NF) estimates, using the available November 2015 data from 6 regions: Japan, US, UK, Canada, Poland and EU. 0.0% inflation + 3.40% unemployment – 2% target inflation + 0% to 0.10% rates + 1.90% bubble = 3.3% to 3.4% unemployment in Japan 2016 0.0% inflation + 5.00% unemployment –… Continue reading Employment Improvement without Stagnation – NF Ideas November 2015

Environment and Resource Industries – NF case from Canada, November 2015

“Any harm done to the environment, therefore, is harm done to humanity.” – Pope Francis Is it not the time to invest the tax money in the resource sector or run away but where? Should not the oil and gas industry take back the cash and update the mines? Should a new guy come and… Continue reading Environment and Resource Industries – NF case from Canada, November 2015