Sometimes You Just Have to Respond to the Stoopid

By: Thursday August 16, 2012 7:15 pm

I laugh when I see where someone has butt shot himself while thinking of all the “butt calls” I have received from family and friends. And I get a little sad when I see legislators in my home state embarrassing themselves with their diatribes against teaching evolution. (Note: Gravity is still considered a theory as well, maybe some of these folks complaining about teaching evolution “cuz it’s only a theory” should maybe be invited to test that gravitational theory from the top of the capital building – rhetorically speaking of course.)

But then, I wind up reading something that is so incredibly stupid and disingenuous, that I am moved to take a whack at it on my own.

 

Minimum Wage Increase Caused Jobs Drop, Or Not

By: Sunday July 24, 2011 12:50 pm

If economics were a science, professors would sic their grad students on a paper by Casey Mulligan explaining that the minimum wage hike in 2009 cost 800,000 jobs.

Spinning Education

By: Sunday May 22, 2011 7:12 pm

I’m not going to act like an economist and claim to be “surprised” that folks are spinning various education pieces today. No, I am not at all surprised that it is happening, but I am a little frustrated when I see something like this from today’s (Sunday May 22) NY Times where the headline uses “grassroots” and “Bill Gates” together. The idea of anything funded from the coffers of a billionaire being considered “grass roots” is beyond ludicrous.

The Rush to Declare “Recovery” and Move On

By: Sunday March 13, 2011 1:00 pm

Apparently the Beltway Village Idiots Pundits are anxious to stop writing all those bummer articles about the un and underemployed and the destruction of the global economy. I guess it’s just too Debbie Downer for them. So they’ve started the “Everything’s Getting Better” articles.

Freedom and the Morality of Economics

By: Sunday January 30, 2011 10:45 am

John Dewey thinks that the power of unbridled wealth is that it crushes the individual. That happened under the military power of Kings and Emperors, and it happens in democratic societies when economic wealth dominates politics and ideology.

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