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Living the good life near Zion National Park.
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Our house: The teenage could be either gender, and so could the parent, but the annoyance level is the same. From a Zits I clipped from the paper and put on the fridge years ago. Can’t make out the date.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at voluntaryXchange
Donna Brazile: Most people pay half of what they make to rent. This is from a February 2016 email to Clinton campaign director Podesta, released by Wikileaks. Brazile is currently acting chair of the Democratic National Committee. Folks … she’s... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at voluntaryXchange
Thanks to Marginal Revolution, a post from Cherokee Gothic is getting a lot of attention. I forwarded it yesterday to a bright student who’s conflicted about macroeconomics. Here’s Kevin’s entire post: People! Check out this quote, “Michael Gapen, chief U.S.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at voluntaryXchange
I love this: This summer I went to see a play because it had discounted tickets. But, just for kicks I tried out the flow chart and ended up at that very one: Much Ado About Nothing. It’s not my... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at voluntaryXchange
We’ve all seen them: logos that seem pornographic. And you wonder, what were they thinking? There’s actually a site called Genitals of Not that can help with this. You submit your idea for a logo, and they run it by... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at voluntaryXchange
Don Boudreaux (via Newmark’s Door): Economists’ Normative Case for Government Intervention is a Very Poor Positive Theory of that Intervention Boudreaux uses it as a title for the post, thus the capitals. Let me unpack this as a way to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at voluntaryXchange
Color me unsurprised that Buffalo Bills fans show the highest blood alcohol content at NFL home games. I’ve been to quite a few of those games. I’ve been to the tailgate parties that start at 8 am, and go till... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2016 at voluntaryXchange
Our home: The vXkids started spending more time in their rooms right on time … about age 13. it’s mighty quiet around here sometimes. Neither one has a TV in there, although they both have “devices”. Right now the vXboy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 at voluntaryXchange
The vXgirl is tough: all the advantages of lower upper class life and it’s not enough. I sympathize with this: This has not yet happened in our household. It may yet. Via Elite Daily and Newmark’s Door. Technorati Tags: teenager,mom,letter Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 at voluntaryXchange
We are all a bit blasé about the media being biased in favor of liberals. And trust me on this … I’ve hated Trump longer than you have. Even so, this is disturbing: Infowars used Google Trends to examine interest... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at voluntaryXchange
Pure navel gazing here … Yesterday I mentioned that I was introduced to Bob Dylan by Gary Storm’s radio show in 1981. I listed out some of the songs I heard for the first time. But it was a two... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at voluntaryXchange
David Remnick: What an astonishing and unambiguously wonderful thing! There are novelists who still should win … but, for all the foibles of the prize and its selection committee, can we just bask for a little while in this one?... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at voluntaryXchange
Lots of folks are posting their favorite verse of Dylan’s lyrics. There are so many to choose from, and I’m not particularly in a Dylan phase at the moment. So I thought this might take me some time. But almost... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at voluntaryXchange
Adam Davidson skewers Navarro, the author of Trump’s economic plan: The first hint of how Navarro’s ideas might play out in a Trump Administration came in the most comprehensive economic document so far released by the campaign. Navarro, along with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at voluntaryXchange
OK. That’s an overstatement. But I am immensely pleased that the Nobel Prize in Literature has been given to someone worthwhile: Bob Dylan. ************************ I have posted before about my introduction to Bob Dylan. It was a huge day in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at voluntaryXchange
This appeared in my neighborhood the evening of September 13 (!!!): They haven’t been on for a few weeks. I wonder if people complained about them. Technorati Tags: christmas,lights Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at voluntaryXchange
The vXwife brought them to my attention last night. It’s a big enough deal to make it into The Atlantic. Apparently they … hmmm … give some people lower intestinal disstress (read the comments on Amazon). I don’t suffer from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at voluntaryXchange
Advice from Cold Spring Shops about how to react towards this year’s election: Cheer up, it could be worse. Might as well cheer up, it is going to be worse. Technorati Tags: trump,clinton,2016,it,could,be,worse Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at voluntaryXchange
I, too, would rather that a giant meteor hit the Earth than have Clinton or Trump as our next President. ************************* I first heard of this last night after midnight, and again this morning before 7. Go figure. This morning... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at voluntaryXchange
The prize in economics comes out on Monday morning. Like many, I’ve failed miserably at predicting winners, so now I’ll just give you my wish list. I’d be happy with any one of these: Bhagwati, Nordhaus, Baumol, Demsetz, Harberger, or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2016 at voluntaryXchange
Idiot Joy Showland bloviates muchly about the scary clown epidemic, and then drops this bomb: Why clowns? Why now? Isn’t a big sad-faced clown about to reach out for the Presidency? Aren’t you all afraid … Yep. Much more afraid... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2016 at voluntaryXchange
We inherited a new-ish fridge from a friend last week. So it was time for a cleaning: I think the vXwife is more into the physical artwork itself. I’m usually happier with a scan or photo. But hers go away... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 at voluntaryXchange
You might benefit from these: The natural gas distribution pipelines in the US alone could stretch from Earth to the Moon 7-8 times. There are millions upon millions of miles of pipe on the planet to distribute crude oil, refined... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at voluntaryXchange
I understand why Trump’s tax write off is not a problem, but most people don’t. It’s hard to get if you don’t crunch the arithmetic. I’d go so far as to say that it’s immoral to criticize Trump on this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at voluntaryXchange
My American students’ minds are polluted and my foreign students minds are not. I teach principles of macroeconomics. This is a second year course, that’s required for business majors, and a general education option for all students. Bottom line, I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at voluntaryXchange