Daily Archive: February 23, 2009

Quick Hit Financial Blogging…

If anyone hasn’t noticed this about using the Fed as part of a bad bank strategy: John Ryding, chief economist at RDQ Economics LLC in New York, and Matt Chasin, chief operating officer of Sorin...

Happy Lundi Gras!

So today is Lundi Gras, better known as the day before Mardi Gras and the second to last day of Carnival.  Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, a day we are supposed to spend fasting and...

The Final Word on Liber-al-tarianism

I honestly thought I was done on this topic, and for the most part I am.  But given the misunderstandings that seem to have developed (e.g., arguing that it’s “big-government libertarianism,” or that the...

the moderating influence of the technocratic Republican

Predictions are a mugs game, and mine are worse than most, so take this with a grain of salt. But I see two likely narratives emerging concerning Arnold Schwarzenegger, neither of which I like....

can I just say…

I understand that there are arguments to be made against the practice of talking politics at award shows or similar. I don’t want awards show recipients to be making on-air harangues about unrelated partisan...

reflections

Sometimes I’m overwhelmed with this sense that all of this is an exercise in futility – that there is simply too much to know, too much I don’t know, too much I don’t or...