Stimulus That!

Linguist and economics professor Jim Picht looks at the global economy, considers the civilizing power of capitalism and wonders what markets have to do with morality. And if you don't think the answer is "plenty," think again.

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  • Mars exploration, SETI, and the search for meaning. Photo: NASA

    Hello. Hello? Is anyone out there?

    Mars exploration, SETI, and the search for meaning. Published 3:37 p.m. May 30, 2010 - Comments

     
  • The rich are undertaxed? Yes, and government is too small.

    Liberty, equality - let's just eat the rich

    The rich are undertaxed? Yes, and government is too small. Published 5:14 p.m. May 28, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Europe is set to take a beating. Are we next?

    Fighting the bad fight

    Europe is set to take a beating. Are we next? Published 3:05 p.m. May 25, 2010 - Comments

     
  • You don't like oil spills? Stop using oil.

    Awash in oil

    You don't like oil spills? Stop using oil. Published 9:48 a.m. May 17, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Kids need parents more than friends.

    Being a parent

    Kids need parents more than friends. Published 12:04 p.m. May 9, 2010 - Comments

     
  • The Greek debt crisis is just a preview of coming attractions in the U.S.

    Greek ruins

    The Greek debt crisis is just a preview of coming attractions in the U.S. Published 3:41 p.m. May 7, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Since when is it intolerant to wear American flags in America?

    Cinco de Mayo in America

    Since when is it intolerant to wear American flags in America? Published 5:00 p.m. May 6, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Arizona's immigration law is a response to a real problem, and it isn't racism.

    Alien nation

    Arizona's immigration law is a response to a real problem, and it isn't racism. Published 2:46 p.m. May 5, 2010 - Comments

     
  • The European response to volcanic ash wasn't responsibly prudent, it was simply irresponsible.

    Fallout from the ash cloud

    The European response to volcanic ash wasn't responsibly prudent, it was simply irresponsible. Published 4:51 p.m. April 23, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Why so silent?

    I'm buried in student papers. Help! Published 3:43 p.m. April 19, 2010 - Comments

     
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Jim Picht

James Picht is the Senior Editor for Communities Politics and teaches economics and Russian at the Louisiana Scholars' College in Natchitoches, La. After earning his doctorate in economics, he spent several years working in Moscow and the new independent states ...

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James Picht is the Senior Editor for Communities Politics and teaches economics and Russian at the Louisiana Scholars' College in Natchitoches, La. After earning his doctorate in economics, he spent several years working in Moscow and the new independent states of the former Soviet Union for the U.S. government, the Asian Development Bank, and as a private contractor. He returned to Ukraine recently to teach principles of constitutional law and criminal procedure at several Ukrainian law schools for a USAID legal development project. He has been writing at the Communities since 2009.

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