When I say something online, I have more than once seen it attacked by a logical equivalency which is only true if you believe everything is black-or-white. For instance, my statement: The US should not be an ostrich and ignore events in Yemen. Reinterpreted and attacked as: The US should bomb Yemen because of events…
I was very impressed with Ryan’s rhetorical skills and corresponding disappointed in that of his interviewer.
‘Exorbitant Privilege’ is about the benefit to the US of the dollar of being a reserve currency as well as the current problems and possibilities to that status are.
All state representatives should be at-large. End disenfranchising by gerrymandering constituents Prospective representatives will still be able to tailor their campaign to specific regions if they want. Minorities with widespread support would no longer need to lose every local election to larger blocks, but would have the opportunity to gather broad-based votes to elect representatives…
Housing still bad, nearing bottom
Both education and health costs are rising more rapidly that general inflation. That implies that more of the money we create continues to circulate within our states.
It’s sadly funny that conservatives can imagine the most bizarre unintended consequences of government actions (e.g. death panels) yet they think that the unintended consequences of their speeches (don’t retreat, reload; 2nd amendment remedies) is an abomination of sense that mustn’t be countenanced.
Background research – How quickly do prices converge to the equilibrium price in the marketplace? What conditions must exist to guarantee convergence? Where can I find useful data series?