Monday, July 30, 2012

How do we re-establish trust in economics asks Lars P. Syll

Such a mystery.  

Why don't they start by learning and understanding Austrian School concepts such as limited knowledge and economic calculation?  Oh, but that would be so FRINGE.  And so GAUCHE. 

Thank goodness for the TSA

Bitter, cranky old Bob goes tubing in Texas

As part of my bitter, cranky old Bob photo series.

Government promises free doctors for everyone - but the NYT says there aren't enough doctors - HOW CAN THAT BE????


RIVERSIDE, Calif. — In the Inland Empire, an economically depressed region in Southern California, President Obama’s health care law is expected to extend insurance coverage to more than 300,000 people by 2014. But coverage will not necessarily translate into care: Local health experts doubt there will be enough doctors to meet the area’s needs. There are not enough now.

Other places around the country, including the Mississippi Delta, Detroit and suburban Phoenix, face similar problems. The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates that in 2015 the country will have 62,900 fewer doctors than needed. And that number will more than double by 2025, as the expansion of insurance coverage and the aging of baby boomers drive up demand for care. Even without the health care law, the shortfall of doctors in 2025 would still exceed 100,000.

How is that POSSIBLE? Everyone knows that government bureaucrats have special powers to coordinate goods and services over time that average mortals simply do not possess.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

When are we going to get serious and enact furniture control?

Look at the causes of these outrageous numbers of murders in the USA in 2010:

745 with hands and feet
373 with shotguns
358 with rifles

But in 2000, there were 650 deaths from falls involving a bed, chair or other furniture. WHEN ARE WE GOING TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT THIS TERRIBLE PROBLEM?  If the government forced everyone to sit on the floor, none of this would happen.

It's good thing Obama has unleashed his swarm of drones to watch over us. They could look into windows and make sure that everyone is always sitting on the floor!

More people need an Obama decoder ring

What could possibly be more pathetic than a supporter of Dear Leader?

Daniel Kuehn shows his true colors

The great Glenn Greenwald, the only "progressive" left with any integrity.

It should never surprise us that "progressives" are blind to slaughter when performed by one of their own guys

Stalin killed 30 to 50 million people.  So did Mao. Ever see a single film come out of "progressive" Hollywood with socialist genocide as its main theme?

Romney and sons - TEAM CHICKENHAWK

Obama will be freer to attack Iran as Democrats will cheer for violence and slaughter when ordered by a sophisticated, urbane, "progressive" Constitutional Law Professor

From Glenn Greenwald, the last "progressive" with integrity:

"In other words, Obama will be freer to attack Iran than Romney would be because Democrats, progressives, and the “international community” (that’s neocon for: Europeans) passively accept or even cheer for violence, aggression and executive power abuses when ordered by a sophisticated, urbane, Constitutional Law Professor with Good Progressivism in his heart, and only cause a messy ruckus when done by an icky, religious, overtly nationalistic Republican.

To see how true that is, just compare the years-long screeching over President Bush’s mere eavesdropping and detentions without any judicial review or transparency — he’s assaulting the Constitution and Our Values! – compared with the reaction to Obama’s more extremist assassinations without any judicial review or transparency. Or consider how a high-level aide to John Ashcroft marveled with envy over Obama’s ability to prosecute whistleblowers with such abandon, noting to The New York Times that the Ashcroft DOJ was deterred by the prospect of a political storm that Obama simply does not face: ”We,” lamented the Ashcroft aide, “would have gotten hammered for it.”

Friday, July 27, 2012

Thank goodness for "Lord Keynes"

I do not in fact think monetarists are anywhere near as bad as Austrians.

Of course, "Lord Keynes" still does not understand the basic Austrian concept of economic calculation.

Monday, July 2, 2012

The inflationists are afraid of us!

Here's the headline for a post by the evil Matthew Yglesias:

Hassle Ben Bernanke!  The economy will never recover unless the Fed loosens monetary policy. So why are liberals so afraid to talk about it?

Liberals are AFRAID to talk about it because normal people don't believe it. Heck, normal people don't even know that the Federal Reserve and its funny money are the CAUSE of inflation.  Our approach must be directed at normal average people and teach them once and for all that inflation in not a mysterious force of nature but a purposeful government policy advocated by "progressives" of all parties.