Monthly archives: March, 2009

Good news on global warming

Here’s some good news that will, predictably, not be publicized. First, a little background. The doomsday scenarios in global warming do not rely on CO2 for all of the warming. At most, CO2 could only account for a 3 degree Celsius rise in temperature, and that is in theory, and over the next 100 years …

AIG and GM

GM was already a disaster, now we have the government coming in to prop it up. Great… Here’s what’s going to happen, and you won’t hear it in the news. Most of the board will be let go, with millions and millions of dollars as severance. Millions, approaching billions will be paid to GM dealerships, …

The tide is turning…slowly

This week has made some chinks in the armor in the “war on drugs.” First, our secretary of state admitted that the US shares some of the blame for the violence that is occurring along the border with Mexico. It wasn’t a perfect confession of course; She didn’t broach the idea that our laws are …

Some great explanations of inflation

If you’re confused about the arguments that have been floating around about inflation, economic growth, and prosperity in general, I recommend this post over on econlog. This is part of an ongoing review of Murray Rothbard’s “For a New Liberty” published back in 1978 (available online at The Mises Institute BTW). You can get concise …

Weird dreams

And no, I’m not talking about the one I had last night where I was the starting goalie for the Washington Capitals. I did pretty well, only let in one goal and we won the game, but no one gave me any pat on the back for it, nobody said anything… No, I’ve been having …

AIG

This is getting ridiculous. I can’t take any more of this “outrage.” First off, those bonuses were in the contracts of those employees. When you negotiate a contract, you try to get as much as you can, who among us wouldn’t have signed those contracts? Yes, it looks like they were stupid ones for AIG …

How to keep healthcare costs down

My medical issues have been very illuminating. I need some MRIs and the insurance company is balking at paying for them. There’s a chance that they may come around, but an even better one that they won’t. But I need those MRIs, so what do I do? Like anything else I might buy, I’m shopping …

I’m still alive!

I haven’t been writing much, I’ve just been in a funk. My health issues are driving me a bit batty. Well, it isn’t the issues so much as getting them diagnosed. I have now been to a neurologist who told me that I needed some MRIs done, and they are currently wrestling with the insurance …