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    Archive for January, 2009

    Econ Saturday

    Saturday, January 31st, 2009

    Three things turned the Panic of 1929 into the Great Depression: Failure to increase the money supply, fear and uncertainty by industrialists and entrepreneurs about what FDR would do next, and the Smoot-Hawley Tariff. The first factor doesn’t apply to today’s situation (we’re no longer on the gold standard); in fact, just the opposite mistake [...]

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, January 30th, 2009

    Tonight, I drink. It’s my Dad’s anniversary of his discharge from the Marines. I gave him a “dinner and drinks” certificate for Christmas. He’s cashing it in for this most auspicious occasion. I talked to him yesterday, and he wants to go to the drinking club. I haven’t been there yet this year (last trip: [...]

    Thursday Bites

    Thursday, January 29th, 2009

    A friend forwarded this latest “end all, be all” of web surfing: allmyfaves.com. It’s a pretty good site. I’ve bookmarked it. __________ Ah, crap: Pepsi is now using its TV spots to promote the gay lifestyle. AFA asked Pepsi to remain neutral in the culture war. Pepsi refused. The company said it will continue major [...]

    The Wednesday Eudemon

    Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

    I wasn’t raised in the Detroit area, but I had lived there for two summers. In addition, during my college years in Ann Arbor, I had regularly attended Red Wings hockey games, often taking the Lodge Freeway from I-94 to Joe Louis Arena. Right before I exited for “The Joe,” a large used bookstore loomed [...]

    Tuesday Miscellany

    Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

    I watched Idiocracy with my wife and older children on Saturday. It’s the funniest dark comedy I’ve ever seen. The premise: a young man wakes up 500 years in the future and finds that America has dumbed down beyond belief. All of society engages behaves like the elements of society that we typically associate with [...]

    Feature Essay: Brownson III

    Monday, January 26th, 2009

    His Influence Perhaps the most striking aspect of Brownson’s thought is his perceptiveness. Although he concentrated on contemporary American issues, writing what is known as “periodical literature,” the truths and conclusions he pulled from the contemporary scene transcend the era. Perhaps more interestingly, he pointed out looming problems, particularly problems about modern life, decades before [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, January 25th, 2009

    “Gloominess does great harm to us and to those around us. It is a harmful plant that we must uproot as soon as it appears.” Francis Fernandez, In Conversation with God

    Econ Saturday

    Saturday, January 24th, 2009

    I found this interesting: “[S]tocks fell more on Barack Obama’s Inauguration Day than any other President.” But: “[W]e typically see the Dow rise in the first 100 days of a new President’s Administration as investors become optimistic about new policies. Stocks rose in the first 100 days of a President’s term 11 out of 16 [...]

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, January 23rd, 2009

    Light drinking news this morning. Couple of reasons: I took my oldest children to Mall Cop last night (my rating: 5, but better than I though it’d be), with the result that I wasn’t able to get a head start on this post last night. I also didn’t run across a single drinking story during [...]

    Weekly Mini-Review

    Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

    Some new, some old. Some in progress, some finished. Some repeats, some originals. In Conversation with God, Francis Fernandez, $129.65. This is a flat-out classic. I bought it on Fr. Corapi’s recommendation. It’s the best meditation and practical spiritual guide I’ve ever read, and I’ve read many. Daily meditations (six or so short-ish pages) crafted [...]

    The Ignorant Non-Keynesian

    Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

    That’s me, walking a mile to the office in a charcoal gray topcoat in 5-degree Michigan weather, hat on my head, iPod headphones in my ears, my brows furrowed. More likely than not, I’m listening to a podcast about economics. Peter Schiff got me started with his weekly podcast. I then started to download Lew [...]

    Tuesday Miscellany

    Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

    So I was in charge of dinner Saturday evening. I picked Taco Bell, with a Hot-n_Now (regional fastfood burger franchise) for the non-Mexican eaters. Final damage: 8 hamburgers, 5 small fries, 10 regular tacos, 1 Mexican pizza, 1/2 gallon of milk, 1 liter of Mountain Dew, ten desserts (small candy bars and cookies). Fairly normal [...]

     


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