Monthly archives: November, 2005

Ah, another great post…

Yes, the folks at Cafe Hayek do it again. It’s another one about Walmart, but this one’s a thinker. Forget Walmart for a second and just think about the employees… It’s a great read, see it here Even if you hate Walmart, especially if you hate Walmart, give it a quick read, it’ll take all …

That’s an interesting way of looking at things…

Many many people regard microeconomics as just another way of looking at a situation. What they fail to understand is that microeconomic theory is the distillation of what actually happens, not of some sort of agenda. Microeconomics is often called “rational choice theory”. The only assumption that it really makes is that people, when faced …

Progress is great

I’m constantly amazed at how technology keeps improving and things keep getting easier. I’m reminded of this tonight by the RSS feeds of all of the sites I keep track of on the net. It used to be that I would have to go to each one of them to see what was new. That …

A great piece on Walmart

There was a great op-ed piece in the Washington Post about WalMart today. Many many people complain about how walmart reduces wages. It isn’t clear how this can be done, but let’s give them the benefit of the doubt and say they’re right (for a rebuttal of this, see this post). The figures the writer …

New wallpapers

     I got sick and tired of looking at the same 15 or 20 pictures that been rotated randomly for my wallpaper on the computer. I don’t have that many of my pictures digitized, and besides, how long can you look at your own stuff? So I went on a downloading binge… I concentrated …

Adam Smith 101

     I got involved in an online discussion about how digital has taken over the photo marketplace. This was on an analog discussion board, so some people were looking for someone to “blame”. This particular guy was claiming that it was a plot by greedy salespeople and manufacturers to make more money. I think …

It was nice

     It was a nice thanksgiving at mom’s. Didn’t do much, but that’s fine with me:-) Ate lots of food and I got lots of leftovers since mom and Rick were going to hae another thanksgiving dinner today. Nathan gave me a great idea. I asked how hard it would be to make a …

My day is made…

I just heard “She Bop” in Korean… I hope that the lyrics are about the same, but who knows… Anyway, I thought that was funny since I hadn’t heard that at all in several years. I’m heading down to my mother’s tonight for my second thanksgiving. It’ll be cool to see my brother twice in …

I’m going down to dad’s and Butler’s tomorrow and will be back on monday. We’re going to have an early thanksgiving since Coleman (Butler’s daughter) is down from NYC. This means I’ll actually have two thanksgiving dinners this year. Usually I have to alternate between the parents, it’ll be good to see both for thanksgiving …