Woman: A Play Essay

      Edward E. Rochon
Woman: A Play Essay

A dissertation of sorts on W. B. Yeats' assertion that Solomon became wise by listening to his many wives, some personal matters of the author, and what comedy and tragedy portend for marriage.The preface notes the purpose of the essay, its examination of Yeats' comment about the source of wisdom, some musings about comedy and tragedy. The essay play examines an extract from W. B. Yeats' poem: On Woman. An imaginary conversation takes place between the author and divine wisdom on the untruth of Yeats' view, goes over matters of marriage, what to value in life, the importance of avoiding decisions whenever possible and some comments on the second coming and the views of Yeats on the matter.

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    Contra Ricardo: An Essay

      Edward E. Rochon
Contra Ricardo: An Essay

David Ricardo and his ideas attacked: tariffs, free trade, comparative advantage in production, Iron Law of Wages discussed and refuted. Social issues and human nature looked at from historical and common sense perspective.A preface notes some basic concepts of David Ricardo and his background. Chapter 1 deals with comparative advantage as an economic theory. It notes that the real problem is the dissemination of wisdom, not a lack of specialization of labor. It notes that specialization results in economic problems, social strife, injustices of every sort. It notes that it hides the real source of wealth, the wisdom that guides labor and makes it worthwhile. Chapter 2 gives reasons why excessive division of labor has drawbacks that actually reduce wealth, ruin men's lives, passes the blame onto labor for faults in production, when the real problem lies in management. Chapter 3 discusses briefly the Iron Law of Wages. It maintains that employers are well advised to keep loyal employees by protecting their income to the benefit of both employer and employee, and the forces undermining this commonsense behavior. Chapter 4 discusses tariffs, the advantages of tariffs, how free trade can produce trouble, reduction in wealth. It notes how free trade hides the value of free dissemination of ideas as the real generator of wealth. I use the American tariff policy of the nineteenth century to illustrate the problems of the tariff.

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    The State & Statecraft: An Essay

      Edward E. Rochon
The State & Statecraft: An Essay

Offers the proposition that the generation of wealth is the primary purpose of the state, public order simply a necessary prerequisite to this goal. Views social strife as war between prince and shaman.I point out the error of Thomas Hobbes in equating the prince with Leviathan and of parliaments with Behemoth. It is the other way around. Autocratic administration of the state is clearly the logical condition of good governance and true democracy. World history is dominated by the war between prince and shaman. Parliaments, courts, capital cities and stock exchanges are ruses behind which the shaman and his witch consort hide. I explain the true purpose of the state as a commonwealth, that is to say, a generator of wealth. I offer ways to keep the human family unit strong and to eliminate the corruption of nationalism. The nations are of the fruit of the tree of Babel and so evil like the tree that generated them. I suggest that the military should take on the role of hunter/warrior, as was the state of the warrior in the past (energy in place of meat, minerals in place of hides.) This is the best way to stay militarily secure and economically prosperous. I briefly point out that the stubborn refusal to accept the existence of witchcraft in modern life is a grievous error. These misers of the mind encourage ignorance at every turn to exalt their relative position in society.

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    The Waist Land: A Parody

      Edward E. Rochon
The Waist Land: A Parody

A parody of Eliot's 'The Waste Land'. The usual use of irony, reversal of intent, some condescending views on Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot. Sometimes the poem goes off in a tangent, adding whole scenes not specific to the original work. Must be sure to vary from the text to protect copyrights infringement cases against parody. Thanks to Mr. Eliot and Pound and relatives for framework in any case.A brief preface questions validity of parody, limitations of quality of work. The opus contains the five parts of the original. It is a bit longer than the original poem parodied. There is a brief prologue suggestive of something or other. In place of waste and despair, I create a work of salvation and hope, but within context of modern London vices and world vices. Some tawdry people are in the work as the English would say, as there were tawdry people in the original. It is more an entering paradise with lingering detritus of the present age cropping up. I hope you enjoy it. It is certainly easier to rip off other people than create your own work from scratch. This assumes anything is really from scratch, a dubious all but certainly misguided assumption.

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    Minimum Wage & Economics: An Essay

      Edward E. Rochon
Minimum Wage & Economics: An Essay

A suggestion for reconciling business interests with interests of laborers on the matter of minimum wage. Some comments on economics are included.Some comments on economics and its effects upon society precede a suggestion for dealing with the topic of minimum wage. I suggest that the state guarantee minimum wage without imposing it upon businesses. This most likely would guarantee full employment. Full employment should cover the cost of the subsidy. Moreover, unemployment creates social problems that cost society both directly and indirectly. The state sets the base wage and business offers whatever it wishes for low income positions. High income jobs require no subsidy and the high income earner will deal with the employer directly.

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    Adam's Earth

      Edward E. Rochon
Adam's Earth

Seven poems encompassing the theme of Adam and his fall from Eden. Poems are for believer and non-believer alike.There is a poem for Father Adam and Mother Eve. The sorrow of the fall, a vindication based on ignorance, the errors of Solomon addressed, a poem portending the end of war between the nations, and one on the purification of art focused on Hollywood.

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