Monthly Archives: August 2012

the weirdest video you’ll see this week

Clint Eastwood debates a chair: It’s sort of like a very slow Red Skelton routine, if Red Skelton thought maybe a chair would tell Mitt Romney to go fuck himself, and also if Red Skelton were a shameless panderer. Advertisements

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William Saletan regrets his fling with Paul Ryan

You can read about it here. I had nothing to do with this, of course. But still.

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Bain & Co.’s government bailout

Oh, shit. The FDIC agreed to accept nearly $5 million in cash to retire $15 million in Bain’s debt – an immediate government bailout of $10 million. All told, the FDIC estimated it would recoup just $14 million of the … Continue reading

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pro-(U.S.) business conservatism

Michael Lind tries to imagine a conservative movement that really wants American businesses, rather than the investor class, to succeed. E.g., The devastation of American industry by foreign mercantilism need not be of concern to individual investors, as long as … Continue reading

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if you have time to look at about 100 slides

Henry Blodget lays out the history of the U.S. economy and taxation over the past half-decade or so in a set of really compelling graphs. The first part is about taxation — who pays, how much, and how it all … Continue reading

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more evidence that Bjørn Lomborg is wrong

Yesterday I equivocated slightly in defending Paul Krugman from Bjørn Lomborg’s accusation that Krugman was exaggerating the effects of climate change in the U.S. I shouldn’t have. Krugman was right. New modeling by Aiguo Dai, published in Nature: Climate Change, … Continue reading

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goddammit, Bocephus, just shut your stupid mouth

It’s bad enough I can’t enjoy the world’s most delicious chicken sandwich anymore. Just lay off the ill-informed commentary and sing “Texas Women” already. (Can’t enjoy anything good anymore, grumblegrumblegrumble….)

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