We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
on "from here to full employment" seems to indicate more support for another Government stimulus without taking into account the vast amounts of US debt accumulated in the last few years. If the Fed were to follow the policy prescriptions in this article and release interest rates to rise, the burden on government debt service would astronomically rise. The author does not seem to factor this into his policy prescriptions.
O.P.S.: "But there is little doubt that this has begun to change since Obama came to office. After the media hammered both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush throughout their presidencies, Obama has had it relatively easy."
Clinton was hammered throughout his presidency? Really? "Names, Les; I need names!"
Ban bossy? The fire captains speech in Fahrenheit 451 should be read by all the scribbling class daily.
While Pelosi is being her usual red meat dispensing self, something to ponder for electoral campaigns is how to avoid the Ebenezer label, particularly in close campaigns.
While I see the middle class dissolving like Greenfield does, not sure bringing back manufacturing will increase the middle class. We don't need the legions of draftsmen, phone operators, tool and die makers, etc we once did because of robotics and new techniques.
Will add Tanner's book to the stack, but remember the wily Bismarck who fought socialism with socialism and kept his party in control until the Kaiser threw it away.
The WSJ online report that the engine manufacturers automatically download performance data from the aircraft blows this wide open. I imagine this is not very well know and if the craft was hijacked then someone just Sh*t their pants.
Data indicates that the planes engines continued to operate for over four hours after the plane was lost on radar. That would allow the aircraft to reach...Beijing.
Or anywhere else within that range. Or Beijing.