Monthly Archives: December 2009

Sen. Gregg: A Case Study in Why Obama’s Approach to Governing Stinks

Do you remember Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), who was originally nominated by Obama as Secretary of Commerce because he was viewed as a moderate? Um, not so moderate, actually. Another symptom of post-partisan depression.
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Posted in Automobiles, Democrats, Education, Fucking Morons, Healthcare | 6 Comments

Wednesday Links

Merry Wednesday.
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Posted in Lotsa Links | 1 Comment

Do We Need More Scientists, or More Jobs for Scientists?

I’ve been told by Very Senior People that ‘in five years, there’s going to be a massive wave a retirement of older faculty.’ This, in my mind, ranks up there with the Friedman Unit and the Samuelson Unit (the length of time to the ULTIMATE DOOOMMM!!! of Social Security is always 30-38 years from the time of prediction). Until we create more science-related opportunities, in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, we are just creating an over-qualified, underpaid workforce.
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Posted in Bidness, Career Stuff, Economics, Education, Funding, Social Security, Taxes | 26 Comments

Irrationality and the False Morality of the Mortgage Contract

Caveat mutuor.
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Posted in Big Shitpile, Economics, Housing | 11 Comments

Annual Roundup: Blog Free or Die Hard

Last of the annual roundup of 2009.
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Annual Roundup, Part Deux

Since it’s vacation, here’s more of the annual roundup.
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Healthcare Reform Is a Victory for Conservatives, Not ‘Progressives’

This is an old-school style conservative victory.
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Posted in Conservatives, Democrats, Healthcare | 8 Comments

Annual Roundup: The Return of the Mad Biologist

It’s yontif, and we don’t blog on yontif, so here are some more highlights from 2009.
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Yearly Roundup

Since it’s my birthday (and we do not work on this holy day), I’m giving links to some posts that got a lot of traffic or links (somebody liked them….).
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Posted in Lotsa Links | 2 Comments

This Is What Sen. Ben Nelson Was Holding Out for?

A measly $100 million?
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Posted in Healthcare | 9 Comments