Author Archives: AMo

Friedman Manages to Forget Why We Went to War in Iraq

The Iraq War was the single largest mistake America has ever made. This is not hyperbole. Iraq had no WMDs and they were not harboring al Qaeda. Saddam Hussein was no threat to the citizens of the United States, nor … Continue reading

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Are You Scrobbling?

I had to look this up when I wasn’t sure of its meaning in a Spotify ad. I’m too young to be feel dated. “So I scrobbled my Best of Peruvian Charango, and nobody listened to it. This makes me … Continue reading

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McDonald’s: Just as Difficult to Get Into as Harvard By Percentage

Percentage of applicants offered undergraduate admission to Harvard this year:  6.2 Percentage of applicants accepted for employment on McDonald’s National Hiring Day in April: 6.2 – from Harper’s Index, June 2011 via TYWKIWDBI Hard days to an applicant of most … Continue reading

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Leaf Blower Wars: Why Rich People Are More Self Absorbed Than the Rest of Us Example 372

Rich people want higher quality leisure. They don’t care if you have to labor harder and longer in your own yard.

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Mooching the Safety Net in a Recession

I really liked this short post in Modeled Behavior a lot, mostly because I agree with it. Karl Smith takes issue with this part of Casey Mulligan’s assertion. One interpretation of these results is that the safety net did a … Continue reading

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UC Police Pepper Spraying Stuff

Oh this park is lovely on a Sunday. And my curiously pixelated parasol is exactly what I need to keep the sun out of my faceAAAUAUAAHAGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH. Happy Thanksgiving. peppersprayingcop.tumblr.com is quite good for a meme.

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Why the UC Students Are Protesting

Mother Jones via Balloon Juice: Six years ago, tuition at the University of California was $5,357. Now $12,192. Slated for $22,068 by 2015. If the tuition increase rises as projected, in ten years, the price of a public education in … Continue reading

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Here We Go: Egypt’s Civilian Cabinet Resigns

I’m pretty protestors want the military rulers to resign and may be ambivalent towards the civilian Cabinet. Here we go. The military-civilian crony capitalism regime of Egypt didn’t go away when Mubarak resigned. If these protests move to seek removal … Continue reading

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Things You Might Find Interesting

This ain’t your grandma’s legging fashion Occupy protests are getting rougher, but only after municipal governments denied them their right to peacefully assemble, and attacked them Terrifying single mindedness  Obama has prosecuted fewer financial crimes than his last three predecessors … Continue reading

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British Government To Admit Economy Too Awful to Reach Deficit Reduction Target

Because of the slow economy, Prime Minister Cameron will announce that Britain will not be able to reduce its structural deficit at target. I don’t know how many times Paul Krugman and co. can be right about their predictions, and … Continue reading

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