Monthly Archive for January, 2012
Very interesting. A substantial increase in the hiring of female symphony musicians since blind auditions became popular.
Who listens to chicks, anyway?
Newt accused Mitt of having mutual funds invested in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, mortgage lenders backed by (gasp!) big government. Mitt counterattacked with the same charge when he learned Newt also had invested in Freddie and Fannie. In debating circles, this is known as the “you’re as big a dirtball as I am” argument. […]
Disheartening, the amount of energy this administration puts into going after legitimate whistle blowers — while allowing the corporate bad guys to walk: The Food and Drug Administration secretly monitored the personal e-mail of a group of its own scientists and doctors after they warned Congress that the agency was approving medical devices that they […]
Michael Lutin, Jungian astrologer: Saturn’s slowdown can be a stinky little moment for anybody. Once the retrograde actually kicks in you will adjust to the fact that healing takes time. OK so you don’t feel sparkling bright. The body doesn’t always cooperate as quickly as we wish. Be patient with yourself, for God’s sake, and […]
The Times has Krugman on the disaster that is economic policy: Last week the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, a British think tank, released a startling chart comparing the current slump with past recessions and recoveries. It turns out that by one important measure — changes in real G.D.P. since the recession began […]
Social Security will be dead if the GOP candidates have their way.
Boner isn’t insisting on the “100,000 new jobs” bullshit he’s been spreading on the Keystone XL pipeline.