Archive for 'Asides'

In Defense of Doing Nothing

Posted on 27. May, 2009 by .

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The Cato Institute recently released a text of a speech by Jeffrey Miron entitled “In Defense of Doing Nothing“ about the recent government bailouts.  Miron is a fellow at the Cato Institute and a professor of economics at Harvard University.  In his speech he makes the case that the bailout are the wrong course for […]

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Sham – WOW

Posted on 06. Mar, 2009 by .

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I hope everybody has had a chance to see the Sham-WOW commercial.  It’s become one of my personal favorites.  I think it’s Vincent the pitch man that really does it.  Here are two clips, first is the original commercial for the Sham-WOW, followed by somebody’s investigative look at the commercial (not the best, but at least […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

Posted on 01. Jan, 2009 by .

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It’s that time of year for resolutions. Most of us have trouble sticking to them for more than a week, on a good year. There’s a website out that wants to help you put your money where your mouth is. It’s called stickk.com. In short you set a goal and name your price. If you […]

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“Shrinking” TVs

Posted on 29. Dec, 2008 by .

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I saw an interesting article from Yahoo/NY Times. I thought it was relevant for those out there buying new TVs wanting to get the most for their money. Apparently your TV might not be as big as you think; you’ll have to read the small print on the box. According to the article, TVs are measuring […]

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Brookings Take on the Financial Crisis

Posted on 29. Dec, 2008 by .

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Here’s a video from the Brookings Institution about the economic crisis.  I can’t say I agree with everything and I find the Cato videos to be more informative (call it bias).  I still thought it was worth watching.  Barry Bosworth is fiscal policy expert and worked in the Carter administration (his CV is available here). […]

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