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Tag: New York Times
  • I Don’t Wanna Grow Up; I’m A Boomerang Kid!

    The New York Times published an article today citing the emerging phenomenon of delayed financial independence for the 20-something generation.  In typical NYT fashion, the article makes every attempt to discount the economic condition as a fundamental contributor to the shifting social order.  Instead, “emerging adulthood” psychology professor, Jeffrey Arnett, is called upon to bring …

  • Cities Begin Abusing Checkpoints for Revenue

    The San Diego Union-Tribune recently published this staff editorial pointing out some how some cities are setting up random checkpoints in order to impound vehicles and sell them for city revenue.  Never underestimate just how creative municipal governments can be when it comes to finding new ways to generate revenue. And, as you might imagine, …

  • David Brooks Defends a Failed God

    New York Times columnist David Brooks is defending his god, the state.  To be fair, his criticism is aimed at a certain crowd.  I find his blog to be a slightly brilliant criticism of “strong national defense” Republicans’ hystericals about the Yemen bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab who terrorized a plane by lighting himself on fire.  Brooks …

  • 19 States are Severly Struggling

    Stocks plummeted today as more bad economic news was released, anticipating the end of most States’ fiscal year on June 31st. And the New York Times reported that nineteen states are taking drastic measures to rearrange their spend-and-tax policies: Hawaii state employees will have three furloughs days a month over the next two years, the …

  • Insanity in the New York Times, Pt. 2

    Last week an Op-Ed in the New York Times suggested a plan for the economy which would lower interest rates below zero and randomly invalidate one tenth of the paper money supply to provide incentive for lending. Crazy, I know. Peter Schiff has written a reply: In “Maybe the Fed Should Go Negative” (Economic View, …

  • Insanity in the New York Times

    The NYT published an Op-Ed from a Harvard economist a few days ago which is either indicative of insanity or of an early celebration of 4/20.  It argues that the Fed should continue cutting interest rates to help the economy — yes, yes they have already cut rates to essentially zero, but they could go …