I think critics' low opinion of some of those authors was deserved, because while those authors were masters of world-building, they were not masters of prose style.
Surely you can't fault the style in Lord Dunsany's The King of Elfland's Daughter.
The problem is that is does not get paid back.
Sure it can be. The debt as a percentage of GDP decreased under both Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. I don't live in the US anymore, though I did, but in my country of residence the national dept was near 80% in 1995. At the end 2010 it had been reduced to about 35%.
I think Keynesian economics is a whole lots snake oil myself but I will concede we don't have a good test lab for it.
It is the dominant economic theory today. "We are all Keynesians now." -- Milton Friedman
The root of all inflation really is government debt.
Inflation can be caused by an overly large money supply, but is more commonly caused a larger demand than supply for goods and services.
So it's hotter today that it was during the Mesozoic era
Detailed temperature information exists since 1850 so that must be the time range referred to.
PS, I love Linux as a server, and it runs my Rails stuff very well, but "Linux on the Desktop"? Seriously? Does anyone believe in that anymore?
Sure, why not? I even converted my mother's desktop to Linux. Work great! I would even say that it works better than Windows for her.
Just go with the flow control, roll with the crunches, and, when you get a prompt, type like hell.