Open thread Sept. 16, 2011 Dan Crawford | September 16, 2011 11:41 am Tags: open thread Comments (13) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
Looks like the Tea/Republicans are gearing up to support the Perry Ponzi scheme. Editorial, Chicago Tribune Sep. 15 Perry’s right: Social Security Ponzi similar and Krauthammer Sep. 16, how do we fix this Ponzi scheme. TPM reports Perry is doubling up not down on the Ponzi scheme. Sounds like Ponzi will be the new talking point, maybe replacing socialism?
Thanks for the link, very nice.
Hey, Lysistrata? Where is everyone? If this keeps up, I’ll have to put on a raptor video! NancyO
A raptor video?
Just back from supper with my sister. To answer your question,Mike, yes, a raptor video. As in raptor of the bird kind. Have various possible links to bird stuff. This one is excellent. The bird shown here is a merlin, the smallest of all falcons. Elegant fliers. Worth watching for the amazing athleticism of the bird alone.
Um… well, it was inspirational. I’ll give you that much. Not sure the video I saw showed all that much athleticisim though.
you ever tried flying?
Yes, and I learned not to jump out of second floor windows as a result.
that’s okay. even Leonardo did not appreciate the athleticism required.
Sandwichman gets sick and tired of patiently explaining the evidence over and over to academic economist at prestigious universities:
David Autor and Lawrence Katz are Idiots
not said, but even if i wasn’t paying taxes to support the unemployed, i’d actually prefer the time off so some other guy can work… as better than watching him and his kids starve to death.
Just my two cents. I do wonder why no one talks about the increase of productivity. Automation has reduced the need of human labor, but the workers often earn less than before. They still need people to manage the machines. Why talk about increasing retirement age when we have young people out of work, starting to contribute years later and even if all goes well, work even fewer total years before retirement. Maybe we should tax the robots to pay for the reduced incomes because of fewer hours worked.
The auto industry is a good example, they have only a fraction of workers, and they do earn less than auto workers used to earn. All in all it is a lot less labor intensive than it used to be. The unions did not break GM, i am sure of that.