Archive for September, 2011

PK – Hypocrite

September 21, 2011 Leave a comment

PK screams “Don’t use analogies and ‘moralizing’ terms when it comes to ‘hard’ economic science!”

Then he uses a simplistic (and incorrect) analogy to criticize austerity.



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September 20, 2011 Leave a comment

I have no debt, if you ignore my credit card debt.

I am under 40, if you ignore a few years.

I have 20/20 vision, if you ignore the short-sightedness in my right eye.

And, according to the NYTimes, “…despite the country’s deficit woes, by next year Greece is likely to have achieved a primary budget surplus, meaning that after taking out the high levels of interest it pays on its debt, it will be running a surplus.”


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Ron Paul

September 19, 2011 Leave a comment

This moved me to tears.

Please read this compassionate, detailed, loving ode to a great man.

And if you are reading this and can vote in the U.S. please vote for Ron Paul in 2012.

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They’re dying NOW!

September 17, 2011 Leave a comment

PK tries to cut into the soft underbelly of Libertarianism – the argument that its cold and heartless and will just let people die if they aren’t insured.

Hey, PK, guess what – people are dying RIGHT NOW from lack of care.  They died in their millions in Russia.  They are dying now in the US in the current system.

The issue is whether the economic system creates enough wealth for people to have enough savings to decide what to do with their savings – insure, not insure etc.

The Soviet Union had reasonable healthcare but at the cost of the whole economic system.

The US has one of the most regulated, bureaucratic healthcare systems in the world.

Economics is about hard choices – about the study of scarcity.  For someone like PK to avoid the scarcity issue altogether (government = good, free market = bad) just shows how analytically shallow he really is.


What do I think about 9/11?

September 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Don’t.  Make.  Me.  LAUGH.

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