Monday, October 20, 2008

Gender Politics And Tax Policy

They held a mock election at my daughter’s school.

My daughter, 6 years, six months, seventeen days, eight hours and fifty minutes old, got into this conversation with a PTA mom, afterwards, explaining why she voted for McCain:

Daughter: I wanted Hillary to be President but now she can’t be so I voted for Sarah because there has never been a girl President. There have only been boy Presidents.

PTA mom: But Sarah is not running for President, she is running for Vice-President. And you know there has never been an African-American President.

My daughter does not know race. She knows only that people look different. But she sees that she is not connecting and switches arguments.

Daughter: I want to have a paper-route. (She pronounced it “root”). And Obama is going to steal all my money and give it to other people.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

How The Markets Really Work, A Video Presentation

Perfectly true and perfectly sad.

“What was stupid was not giving a loan to a person without income, job or assets, it was asking at some point what is that house we took a mortgage on actually worth?”

“Government bailout? No, it’s not rewarding greed and stupidity, it’s saving your pension fund”.

Watch the whole thing. The quotes above do not do it justice.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Not That I Have Ever Felt Like That

but it's still good advice: