Monthly Archives: August 2011
FB Econ rant III
[In response to a long thread on Hayek, and his value as an economic theorist] Well, I think it’s a difference between economic theory in context of academia, and economic theory to justify public policy. The key tenets of Classical … Continue reading
On being an artist, from a forum.
Being an artist starts and ends with the way one approaches life, in my not so humble opinion. The medium is just the medium – most people I’d define as artists tend to do everything in their lives artistically. You … Continue reading
On Racism and Economics from FB
I do understand, for many, this is like debate team, with the goal being to defend your own position no matter what, and sure, that’s a valid perspective. I appreciate that it pushes me to learn more about my own … Continue reading
Tea Party Racism Rant from FB:
I was actually asked to “provide evidence” this morning that the Tea Party contains racists. Which I actually find less offensive than the GOP’s complete misunderstanding of basic economics. We all know racists are fuckbags, but people actually still think … Continue reading
Climate Change II:
Quote: Originally Posted by Penosity I disagree. I think this is about money from start to finish. It’s a marriage of taxpayer funded research with a government hungry for more tax dollars. Therein corruption lies. The conflict of interest is … Continue reading
On Climate Change, from a forum:
Quote: Originally Posted by Alister What matters is, are the facts, statistics, data verifiable. Do they hold up to scrutiny, etc., etc. We have developed, for better or worse, a system called “peer review” that largely juries these matters. Among … Continue reading
Advertising gender stereotypes, from a forum.
Originally Posted by stinkbug The first one you mentioned fits well with the current trend of making commercials based on the “Men are complete idiots” theme. Annoying… Agreed, all of these overdone stereotypes are lazy and demeaning. Advertising (and American … Continue reading