Let’s add Daschle to the ranks of people who seem to be allowed to get away with tax errors that “common folk” aren’t.
*edit* – fixed the second link Throughout my life, I have lived within my means. It was not easy, watching my friends get their fancy new cars, and their fancy houses and their fancy toys and their global vacations. It… Read moreGrrr
People say that the fundamental product of the Chicago school of economics is helping rich old men stay rich. My retort is that the fundamental product of the Keynsian school is giving the charismatic elite more power. Case in point.
1. The Rangel Rule – I’m curious what arguments can be made that this is illegitimate. 2. Academic Ideals & Reality *Extra Bonus Post* – a fascinating examination of bias, in all forms.
Krugman wrote an article in the NYT about the stimulus, and he says that anyone who opposed the stimulus on various grounds can be written off as a dishonest flack. Specifically, he said: Next, write off anyone who asserts that… Read moreReiterating my previous point about Krugman
I have known more people whose lives have been ruined by getting a PhD in physics than by drugs I know more people who are miserably spending their days writing and working on computer software, than I know miserable lottery… Read moreSelection Bias
“People want to think there is some huge conspiracy run by evil geniuses. The reality is actually much more horrifying. The people running the show aren’t evil geniuses. They are just as stupid as the rest of us.” Vaksel Hat… Read moreQuote of the Day
Man who owns windshield glass company hires a thug to break the windshields of 70 school buses, and then the state pays him $134k to fix the windshields. What I want to know: What’s the multiplier? He took the money… Read moreIf the government did this, it would be called ‘stimulus’
What an interesting point. I think there’s some value in the simple games just because it introduces children step-by-step to various concepts of rule-following and logical deduction. But there are lots more games out there now, and many of them… Read moreThe case against Candyland
Clip from Fanboys
Still, once you proceed down the nationalization path, you have to live with the nationalizations you will get, not the nationalizations as a professor might recommend they be done. Tyler Cowen Ah, Rumsfeld. I miss you and your wonderful mix… Read moreQuote of the Day
I laughed out loud at the preposterousness of this: “It is time that we end the politicization of this issue,” Obama said in a written statement which accompanied an official presidential memorandum canceling Bush’s abortion-related restrictions on American aid money,… Read moreYou don’t need to see his identification. These aren’t the droids you’re looking for
From here In the wake of the events of 1-15, in which a wedge of Geese brought down a US Airways aircraft, here’s what you won’t be hearing about from the so-called “Mainstream Media”: We brought this on ourselves. After… Read moreAll we are saying… is give geese a chance
It is not possible for an economy to “grind to a halt” unless people stop interacting. Which would be a euphemism for global extinction. But it sure makes for good headlines.
It sounds like a wonderfully cool video game system. Instead, I have the vision in my head of oil companies pouring crude oil into ziploc bags and backing tanker trucks up to Meteor Crater in Arizona.