> "How Obama Saved Capitalism and Lost the Midterms" ~ NY Times
> I'm not even a Democrat but I can see that there have been five straight quarters of positive economic growth under the Obama administration. Leadership deserves some credit for keeping us from slipping further into the hole. ~ CNN Money
> The key questions I see are: To what degree do we want to be in the business of engineering economic equity -- and if we do want to, who gets to decide how much is too much? Does the act of engineering end up being self-defeating at some point? (e.g. the disintegration of the USSR)
The richest 1 percent of Americans now take home almost 24 percent of income, up from almost 9 percent in 1976. As Timothy Noah of Slate noted in an excellent series on inequality, the United States now arguably has a more unequal distribution of wealth than traditional banana republics like Nicaragua, Venezuela and Guyana...
In the past, many of us acquiesced in discomfiting levels of inequality because we perceived a tradeoff between equity and economic growth. But there’s evidence that the levels of inequality we’ve now reached may actually suppress growth. A drop of inequality lubricates economic growth, but too much may gum it up. ~ Nicholas D Kristof in the NY Times> It looks like the fight over who won the governor's race on Guam will end up in court. ~ PDN
> Check up on which crimes are ocuring in your neighborhood. ~ link
> Just noting the irony that Sheriff Joe Arpaio is complaining about the media and the board "stirring up public outrage." He who lives by the sword dies by the sword.
Some of the local media have also been complicit in the board's efforts to paint me as one who has personally benefited from this alleged misspending of taxpayers' money.
These ridiculous claims were false and done simply for the purpose of stirring up public outrage...
That we may have blended the detention and general funds to get the job done, while technically inappropriate, is hardly, to my mind, the serious infraction the board wants you to think it is... ~ Joe Arpaio, AZ Central> "The university's hidden curriculum has always been teaching its own importance." - John Meyer
> How the Bible continues to shape the English language. ~ Boston Globe
> "Debunking the myths of the paper vs plastic debate" -- Although, I'd add that paper does not float around in the ocean as does plastic waste. ~ link