Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
A sad day
Jude Wanniski passed away yesterday. RIP. Imperfect? Yes. Invaluable in helping to illuminate what is happening in the worlds of economics, politics, and war? No doubt.
Sunday, August 28, 2005
I think I may have linked to this site before, but I'm not sure, and it's pretty cool, so here it is (possibly again).
They do exist
Scott Stossel in the Globe reveals himself as a love-to-lose loser. Asshole.
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Stick your neck out
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
There are a lot of theories going around as to why Google is selling 14,259,265 shares in a secondary offering (get it? Put a 3 and a decimal at the beginning, and it's pi). Why are we ignoring the simplest one? Google management knows (ok, thinks) that their shares are very overpriced, and so now is the time to sell more.
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Levitt on peak oil and its consequences. As we run out of oil, whenever that may be, prices will go up. As prices go up, consumers will both figure out how to be more efficient with oil and to make do with less of it (higher mpg cars and fewer miles driven, for instance). Companies will also do that, and also pour more resources into other energy sources. In short, we will adapt. The transition may or may not be painful, but it will happen naturally from people responding to incentives. If you think this will happen sooner rather than later, put your money where your mouth is by buying more energy-efficient goods, and perhaps investing in alternative energy research, I'm sure there are good ways to do so. Trying to get the government more heavily involved in the situation is likely to make it worse.
An end to the controversy?
Probably not, but still encouraging news in stem cells.
Suck it Malthus
Bailey on Diamond.
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Changing people's minds
Looks like you don't do it changing minds, but by changing people.
Sunday, August 14, 2005
I feel like Jeff Foxworthy
Thursday, August 11, 2005
Giving Malkin a nice smackdown.
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
I cannot believe all the controversy surrounding the Hawks trying to acquire Joe Johnson. I mean, it's Joe F'ing Johnson. He's a nice player, I wish the C's hadn't given up him on so quickly, he seems like a good teammate, but give me a break. Sportsguy's intern is acting like this would be the greatest signing at least since Shaq went to LA. He's a great third banana, he's probably a good second banana, but he is not a franchise-transforming player, and not a steal at $70M, especially when you're giving up two first round draft picks as well. And remember, these are Atlanta's picks, they will almost certainly be lottery selections. Is Belkin causing more problems than he is solving for the Hawks? Could be, but the other owners aren't exactly covering themselves in glory either. Whatever you want to say about Belkin, remember, he is not submarining a great deal.
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Statler and Waldorf, at it again. I never knew that Waldorf hangs with Flavor Flav.
Monday, August 08, 2005
At least to apathetic American high school students.
Saturday, August 06, 2005
Boudreaux on Krugman's admiration for the French economy. I think his point is (and it's right, even if it's not his point) that given France's policies, only the strongest will work, so the averages will look better for productivity statistics. That's why they produce as much as we do, per hour worked. I suppose it's better than having policies that accomplished the opposite, i.e., encouraging the worst workers to work and discouraging the best, but it's still bad long-term policy.