Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Budget Scenario Calculator

From the New York Times.

Confession of a Paper Mill Author

Great piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education on people who farm out their term papers to "pros", writen by one of the "pros".
Apparently, his business is doing quite well through the recession, and he gets a lot of business from future clergy.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Big Government

From the Economist:
This means that the economy has been creating private jobs at an above-trend rate for three months now, but the total has been held back by government; besides shrinking census employment, local government payrolls shrank in October.

In other words, government employment (partly due to the laying-off of census workers and partly due to stingy state and local governments) is SHRINKING as opposed to growing, as certain political narratives would have us believe.