Monthly Archives: November 2011

So wait is the euro collapsing or not?

Those pesky markets are confusing even the really smart economists these days. For the last couple months, all eyes have been on Europe and whatever is the latest country to be having major debt problems. Sonic Charmer has been blogging … Continue reading

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Layman’s Terms: What does The Debt Supercommittee Failure Mean?

What is the Supercommittee? The Supercommittee was created by Congress to try to find a way to cut $1.2 trillion from the federal budget over the next 10 years. Congress could not agree on a way to do this, so … Continue reading

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The Changing Politics of the Defense Budget

It seems that the Debt Supercommittee is doomed to fail, which doesn’t actually surprise a lot of people. (If you don’t understand what the Supercommittee is, see “Layman’s Terms: What Does The Debt Supercommittee Failure Mean?“) The United States government … Continue reading

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The Ironies Of Whining For Education As Free As Water

Well Occupiers are now less popular than the Tea Party, but that hasn’t stopped NPR from covering their latest antics every time I’ve been in the car for the past two days. This morning I was treated to students chanting … Continue reading

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Big Yellow Taxi Medallions: Regulation in New York City

I heard a fascinating story on my drive home from work this evening, and while I don’t have a complete grasp on it, it’s so interesting that I want to blog my scattered thoughts about it. The NPR story was … Continue reading

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Baby Boomers and the Stock Market

Now that I have been at my cubicle job for a year, I have taken the option of diverting a small portion of each paycheck to the chaotic markets under the guise of a retirement fund. This has had me … Continue reading

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The Ironies Of Taxing Christmas Trees

Well, the Christmas tree tax sprouted and got chopped down before I had time to blog about it, but I’m going to blog about it today anyway. The audacious folks of Fox News almost certainly had a part in destroying … Continue reading

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A Conservative Reason To Oppose The Drug War (Or, Don’t Track Me, Bro)

Barely more than 24 hours after writing about my opposition to government invasions of privacy, I learned yesterday about a case going before the Supreme Court to determine if police need a warrant to place a GPS tracking device on … Continue reading

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