Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

OP ED: FRIEDMAN A Theory of Middle class rioting

A Theory of Everyting (Sort of) - NYTimes.com

For those who wonder about the rise of middle class rioting in the streets, this is among the best explanations I have seen.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

UNEMPLOYMENT: Highest in 15-19 Age Range

Broken Dreams - The jobs's they won't get

Teen and young adult unemployment is at an all-time high. This is unsurprising when the entire workforce has faced major disruption. Nearing the end of a severe recession, the lack of jobs comes not only from the few positions available. Compounding the problem is a profound lack of prerequisite preparation for performing even the most minimally demanding workt

Friday, March 18, 2011

UNEMPLOYMENT: OpEd - Kruger

Kruger talks about the unemployed, saying that Washington has forgotten qpp qbout them;
He tells us : "It might not be so bad if the jobless could expect to find new employment fairly soon. But unemployment has become a trap, one that’s very difficult to escape, " and then this: I still don’t know why the Obama administration was so quick to accept defeat in the war of ideas, but the fact is that it surrendered very early in the game. In early 2009, John Boehner, now the speaker of the House, was widely and rightly mocked for declaring that since families were suffering, the government should tighten its own belt. That’s Herbert Hoover economics, and it’s as wrong now as it was in the 1930s. But, in the 2010 State of the Union address, President Obama adopted exactly the same metaphor and began using it incessantly."

Monday, February 28, 2011

EDUCATION Creationists trying again


The Scopes strategy: creationists try new tactics to promote anti-evolutionary teaching in public schools. Under the guise of "academic freedom" creationists are co-opting some old heroes of the fight to teach evolution in the classroom for their anti-science campaign


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

ECONOMY Market Crah Predicted around Christmas 2011

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Politicians lie. Bankers lie. Yes, they’re liars. But they’re not bad, it’s in their genes, inherited. Their brains are wired that way, warn scientists. Like addicts, they can’t help themselves. They want to sell stuff, get rich.