Author Archives: F. E. Guerra-Pujol

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.

The problem with Universal Basic Income (UBI) schemes

How would we pay for these Utopian schemes? Here is one possibility: What if we just eliminated all military spending and Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid entitlements and used those monies to finance a UBI for the USA? Let’s do … Continue reading

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Meet the Waltons: the world’s wealthiest family

The world’s wealthiest family are the heirs of Sam Walton, who own a 50% stake in Walmart. According to this recent Bloomberg report, the Walton clan amasses $100 million per day or $4 million per hour or $70,000 per minute! … Continue reading

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Visualization of 11 years of bestseller book covers, arranged by visual similarity

This interactive and zoomable graphic is available here. Hat tip: @kottke.

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The politics of prediction

Check out this survey and interactive report by Sahil Chinoy, a graphics editor for The New York Times. According to Mr Chinoy, how you answer a handful of questions is very likely to determine your political affiliation. Putting aside the … Continue reading

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A modest proposal for ending partisan gerrymandering

Lots of people like to complain about partisan gerrymandering. One problem with all these complaints, however, is this–what would a non-gerrymandered voting district look like? Given this problem, here’s our tentative solution: instead of relying on State legislatures to draw … Continue reading

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A modest proposal for the GOP: dump Trump

Although I was a lifelong member of the Republican party, I left the G.O.P. and became an Independent in the mid-2000s after a supposedly Republican President (Little Bush) and an ostensibly Republican-controlled Congress failed to curb federal spending or make … Continue reading

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Toni Morrison: today, tomorrow, forever

Toni Morrison, our national treasure; may she rest in peace. Here is her obituary, and here is a transcript of her 1993 Nobel lecture, or better yet, listen to the audio of her plaintive and poignant narrative via the YouTube … Continue reading

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