Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Take that you stupid people

If you don't have anything intelligent to say, call people stupid.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

anecdotes an nauseum

Arnold Kling's blogging style is akin to a slightly senile high school teacher who tells the same tales over and over and over again and again and again.

Today we hear once again about why he doesn't like macro. No real analysis. Just a few anecdotes. Usually his anecdotes include the following:
  • one part studied at MIT
  • two parts worked at Fanny and the Fed
  • one part "I was an awesome free market internet entrepreneur."
  • and one part "global warming is sort of kind of like macro economics."
He spins this same tale over and over and over.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

them Harvard Law types

Arnold Kling: "I don't care for Harvard Law types."

One in a long line of deep thoughts from a Klingon.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

evangelical values

Watching CNN discuss how the Palin boyfriend is now showing up at photo-ops. One talking head commented that evangelicals love the family because they're owning up to and embracing their pregnant daughter and her boyfriend.

That's great. I agree with embracing them. Family matters.

But values are not just about embracing those who have erred. It's also about speaking out about those errors. Passing judgment on them.

We're not hearing that from evangelicals. At least not right now.

I think that is wrong. They should speak out. Or be labeled hypocrites.

GOP job requirements

If you can recite the following, you are a GOP candidate in good standing:
  • I believe in Jesus Christ the son of God (God rocks!!!!)
  • Abortion is murder
  • Government and bureaucracy are evil
  • Guns rock!!!!
  • Nature is there to be exploited
  • Free markets rock!!!! (caveat for some book burning and censorship)
Am I missing anything?

Seems like a candidate who mouths these words can overcome any negatives. There are no qualifications other than this.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

bitter is as bitter does

Arnold Kling says he's been acting bitter lately.

Maybe it's just me, but I don't notice any change. He's seemed bitter since I stumbled across his blog several years ago (when he made a nonsense statement about shale oil before having to retract it when James Hamilton set him straight).

If you ask me, he's consistent (-ly bitter).

Sunday, August 24, 2008

More Mankiw Ego Self-Massage

Wow. This guy doesn't give up.

You suppose, when he introduces himself to others, he says "Hi, I'm Gren Mankiw, Harvard Economist, author of a best-selling economics text."

Probably.