Monthly Archives: October 2008

The Obama October surprise video.

I was just forwarded this video by a far ring-wing message board I get updates from. (I wonder how long whoever had this has been sitting on it.) It’s Obama from 1999, interviewed on the Public Access channel of Chicago.   … Continue reading

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Pismo Beach disaster relief

    When I divide Paul Rudd’s career into Canon-Rudd and Lower-Rudd, “Clueless” always gets placed in the Canon-Rudd movies.   Even after all this time, what a great movie – and who knew how relevant it would be so many years … Continue reading

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Consumption Junction

So much for consumption smoothing. Reuters: And, in a “disturbing” trend, Castro-Wright said Wal-Mart for the first time is seeing a paycheck-related spike in sales of baby formula, suggesting consumers are rushing to buy such necessities as soon as they … Continue reading

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Macro Events

For a nice counter-opinion to conventional wisdom that greed and stupidity has caused this downturn, Crooked Timber has a nice piece – “Remember yer Keynes. Macroeconomic events have macroeconomic explanations, not micro ones.” 1) This was a policy-caused bubble. As … Continue reading

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Now we’re the future, we’re your future.

For teachers, if you ever wonder what your students are doing on their laptops while you lecture away, it is very likely to be work related to a flickr group of images of Robocop on a unicorn. (h/t ezra klein)

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Editorial License

The notion that financial markets are self-regulating in terms of risk and reward by absorbing all information, and work optimally without government regulation, has taken a bit of a tumble this year, no? I have no idea if that’s a … Continue reading

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The latest from questionable beverage purchases.

Breaking news (my underline): MillerCoors LLC announced Monday that it will discontinue the clear malt beverage Zima, introduced by Coors Brewing Co. in 1992, because of “challenging malternative segment sales and declining consumer interest.” Production of Zima ceased Oct. 10 … Continue reading

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