Tag: economy

  • DIY. Or Don’t. Either Way You’re Wrong

    I once had a coworker who bought into the whole green locavore zero-impact reduce-reuse-recycle mentality. Don’t use the city sewer if you can recycle your gray water in a koi point. That kind of thing. You might wonder if people should put up solar or wind generators. Apparently not. It’s a bad thing when people…

  • WaPo hiding the decline

    Instapundit: MAYBE THE WAPO SHOULD HAVE RUN THIS GRAPH BEFORE THE ELECTION: This Graph Should Scare You. But raising taxes (to avoid a fiscal cliff) should set that curve right again, and everything will be rosy, right?

  • Help! I’m bein’ REPRESSED!

    Most of the faculty and staff at Princeton University who donated to a presidential candidate donated to Bronco Bama. By “most” I mean “all but two.” I know, ho-hum, so what? It is, after all, the school that employs Peter Singer as an ethicist. But the interesting thing is who those GOP big shots were.…

  • This Stinks

    About half the houses in my neighborhood are empty. Well, it’s actually more like 20%, but it seems like half. So what could make owning a home in Yucca Valley even less appealing? A zombie apocalypse? No, that’s so 2010. Roving packs of bloodthirsty hyenas? Nah! I know! How about a nice dose of Xylella…

  • More “Unexpected” Bad News on the Economy

    Well this stinks: “Existing home sales tumble 9.6%.” And you’ll never guess what kind of news this is: “The report was worse than economists had expected.” A whole lot of bad news has snuck up on economists over the past couple of years. It’s almost like they can’t see what everyone else is pretty clear…

  • Inception

    I had a chance to see an actual in-the-theater movie today, so I went to see Inception. I thought it was pretty good, in a the-dream-is-reality Matrix-y kind of way. I was kind of shocked to see that movie tickets here cost $12.50. That’s the 4:00 pm showing. If they charge more after 6 pm,…