Monthly Archives: January 2009

Getting your first job in the hell economy.

Speaking of college aged kids and the burden this recession puts on them: Obama Economic advisor Austin Goolsbee reviews the labor economics literature surrounding those who graduate college in the middle of a recession – this is from 2006, pre-collapse: … Continue reading

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Human Capital Depletion Worries

Someday this current economic climate will pass, and we’ll still have a country and an economy and a world here. A lot of worry gets focused on Baby Boomers, retirees, savings, banks, etc. I want some effort directed at the … Continue reading

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Other Shoe Dropping

Do check out Ed’s post about the auto industry, and the bloodbath that is going to follow a chapter 11. I remember a lot of debate about how to amend bankruptcy for the auto industries to try and salvage something, … Continue reading

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Two Economic Issues

Since they are the big issues these days. Real Capitalists Nationalize Interfluidity: The reason to nationalize a bank is because the bank has failed and its former owners have no legitimate claim to its assets. The government has been forced … Continue reading

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My President is Black

One more piece of Inaugural music. It’s very likely you’ve already seen this, but I must post Jay-Z killing a remix of an otherwise ho-hum song by Young Jeezy “My President is Black” at a concert of volunteers for Barack … Continue reading

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As I go walking that freedom highway

I got really choked up watching this: It’s really fun to note the three additional lefty verses that have been scrubbed out of what we normally hear. Because they are awesome, full of New Deal solidarity, hope, optimism and humor. … Continue reading

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the date is expired; the time will come, and he will fetch me.

I know it is terrible to make fun of someone in a wheelchair, but. There have already been observations that Cobra Commander doesn’t hurt his back moving his own stuff, so why should Cheney? Have even his minions jumped ship? … Continue reading

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