Category Archives: Economics

Another Bill O’Donnell Moment

Bill O’Donnell was the terror of my grade school, or at least from grades one through three.  He disappeared after that.  I don’t know what became of him.  I suspect he was sent to some kind of juvenile facility. Bill … Continue reading

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Tracy Morgan’s Car Accident

There was a lot of news last week about Tracy Morgan’s car accident, and the truck driver who ran into Morgan’s car has been arraigned on criminal charges and will likely take a plea of some criminal charge.  He may … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Deceptive, Sneaky, Sleazy Bank Offer.

I recently received an “important” notice from the bank that holds my mortgage, offering to reduce my mortgage payments by $10,572 per year. My mortgage is almost paid off, so I normally just throw offers like this in the firm’s … Continue reading

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The Chess Economy

We are taught since grade school that society rewards some people more than others, because their work is harder or more valuable. A doctor earns more than a dishwasher, because doctors save lives. Plus, anybody can wash dishes, but it … Continue reading

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Michele Bachmann and Communism, Part II

I’m still fascinated by Michele Bachmann commandeering a communist slogan in her stump speech. The thing is, the slogan made sense when the communists used it, but it makes no sense coming out of Bachmann’s mouth. No surprise there. The … Continue reading

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