Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tea and Tyrrany

Maybe we should have less indignation over taxes and tea and save some of it to torture (over the actual doing of it not the audacity of those who inform the on it), warrentless wiretaps, and strip searching schoolchildren. Just a thought.

Well, duh

Social networkers in college do worse. The only question I have is whether Facebook is adding to the crowding out effect from outside distracting activities in general, or if it is just a substitution effect (trading facebook for phone, or TV, or other internet time). Endogeneity?

More Moonshine Parties (and Fewer Tea Parties)!

As a symbolic gesture I'd like to suggest we have Moonshine Parties to balance out the  tea parties. The purpose: to protest deadbeats who don't pay their taxes (much like bootleggers in the Virginia backwoods do).

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Better Living through Torture, Tax Evasion and Antidepressants

I don't know what Peggy Noonan was on last Sunday to take a cavalier attitude towards torture, but it must be good stuff. SHARE! I respect the fact that she's trying to be civil about opposing the release of the memos, but you can at least make a logical argument, still be civil, and not play fear politics.

And George will knows darn good and well this tea party crap was about taxes, but he can't say with any credibility that taxes are less fair now than they were last year, because they really aren't. In fact, he's probably rich enough that even though his taxes would be a tad higher, he'd never know it if he didn't ask his tax accountant.

Linked here, FWD to about 3/4 through.