There are lots of reasons, but if we had better social insurance, good enough so that the health and welfare of workers and their families was not threatened by the failure of the automakers, it would be a lot easier to avoid a bailout.Read below the fold...
A new study:
"Animals react to inequity," said Friederike Range of the University of Vienna, Austria, who lead a team of researchers testing animals at the school's Clever Dog Lab. "To avoid stress, we should try to avoid treating them differently."
Similar responses have been seen in monkeys.
One from a few months back:
Kos: Clinton Doesn't Deserve 'Fairness' Read below the fold...
I’ll be real quick about this. First you need to secure the vote. Second, remove slavery as a part of our constitution. But as for Illinois remember that deal to sell, I mean lease, the Chicago Skyway? Well here is a post from a while back about what that same program did in Britain. Meanwhile, while presidential nominee Sen. Read below the fold...
Teh Stupid! It b-u-r-n-s!! Via BTD:
[LORD KOS]There will be a time to push [H]im, but as far as I’m concerned, I’m going to wait to see what [Obama's nominations mean] on a policy basis, not on personalities.
And BTD responds:
I disagree with that. The time to push is all the time.
Double fucking super-bonus "All You Can Eat Vegas Special" pony bingo! Read below the fold...
I'll admit: I'm a little bit jealous. Or at least, jealous for Lambert. He's a WASP, and therefore is "worthy" of making the NYT's political pages, right? Oh well. Bowers has become the new, eminently misquotable whipping boy for the "angry Left," and thus not to be contacted directly, lest some terrible germ infect the sacred flesh of reporters. He's calling from Inside the House!!!
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Some (small) time ago I posted on the confusing logic of the government arranged shotgun marriage between Wachovia and Citigroup, which was going to be both government sponsored, AND at a price multiples lower than a subsequent cash offer put in by Wells Fargo.
Lambert's Great Meltdown book spurred me to follow-up, which lead me to this post at Bronte Capital providing detail I didn't know (no links though, grrr), and posted several weeks ago (presciently):
"The best hypothesis I came to is that Citigroup is going down and that Sheila Bair is trying to save it.Read below the fold...
Now, I try to follow Doonesbury regularly, but I haven't got them all in, recently. So, if this is not the first time they've featured Obama, let me know. But, I'm pretty sure this is the first time that Doonesbury has featured Obama since the end of the election. They've talked about him, but this is the first time I've seen him featured in the strip. And, guess what? They don't have a symbol for him yet, for those that read the comic:
Paul Krugman's Rules for Research, from his Nobel slides:
1. Listen to the Gentiles
2. Question the question
3. Dare to be silly
4. Simplify, simplify
You know, I think we've got those rules covered.
Oh, and the fascinating thing is that the talk concludes by looking at manufacturing: In the large, Detroit; and in the small, Republic Window (I would say). Detroit denizens should read and perhaps comment... Read below the fold...
Since January, Call has been traveling throughout Maine and beyond to promote Conyers' bill. In March his organization coordinated showings of Michael Moore's film "SiCKO" in seven locations throughout the state. MCHR maintains a mailing list of 250 interested parties in the local area and gathered more than 7,000 signatures at the polls statewide on Nov. 4.Read below the fold...