Archive for August, 2010

  • Barry On Bailouts
    Posted by on August 17th, 2010 at 2:45 pm, Comments: 0

    Although I find myself disagreeing with Barry Ritholtz more frequently these days, I think his post today about bailout counter-factuals is pretty much dead on, […]

  • Garden Insects
    Posted by on August 17th, 2010 at 2:09 pm, Comments: 0

    We’ve found some interesting creatures in and around our garden lately. First, this walking stick is kinda neat: Then, at last,  the wasps are helping […]

  • "Executing Our Strategy"
    Posted by on August 16th, 2010 at 3:20 pm, Comments: 0

    Jeff Matthews is hot today: “Just what is “executing the strategy,” anyhow? And is there a company in America that does not “execute the strategy”?”… […]

  • The Week That Was
    Posted by on August 15th, 2010 at 2:44 pm, Comments: 0

    I’ve written a ton of stuff in the last ten days or so.  In case you missed any of it: – On “bailouts” for traditional […]

  • Iconic Movie Songs
    Posted by on August 13th, 2010 at 2:54 pm, Comments: 0

    There are certain songs which, when I hear them, immediately make me think of a specific scene in a movie.  I view these songs as […]

  • Happy Birthday Mrs. Dynamite!
    Posted by on August 13th, 2010 at 10:54 am, Comments: 0

    Happy Birthday Mrs. D! Oscar and Griffey are singing you “Happy Birthday” in this picture! -KD, O & G

  • Deja Vu All Over Again
    Posted by on August 12th, 2010 at 1:33 pm, Comments: 0

    I found these paragraphs in Katherine Stone’s NYT op-ed today to be especially ironic, emphasis mine: “Until recently, most Americans paid for their homes through […]

  • You Cannot Force People To Make Markets
    Posted by on August 12th, 2010 at 1:38 am, Comments: 0

    At the risk of beating a dead horse, I want to come back to an essential point that is necessary to remember in any discussion […]

  • Aid For Responsible Delinquent Homeowners
    Posted by on August 11th, 2010 at 10:03 pm, Comments: 0

    This announcement from HUD is starting to make its way around the interwebs. “WASHINGTON – The Obama Administration today announced additional support to help homeowners […]

  • Oh How The Outlook Changes
    Posted by on August 11th, 2010 at 6:02 pm, Comments: 0

    I read two good posts today about how the outlook for the “recovery” is changing, and how optimism is sometimes, well, optimism, not reality. First, […]

  • Not Helping – The White House On Financial Reform
    Posted by on August 10th, 2010 at 11:09 pm, Comments: 0

    A friend sent me this link today, to an official White House video titled: What Wall Street Reform Means To You. Wowza.  Talk about a […]

  • Quote of the Day – Ben Bernanke
    Posted by on August 10th, 2010 at 10:00 pm, Comments: 0

    From this Bloomberg article: “Unlike the federal government, every state except Vermont is required to balance its budget, forcing spending cuts, tax increases or both […]

  • Colorado Springs and the Dark Streetlights – The Difference Between "Can’t" and "Won’t"
    Posted by on August 9th, 2010 at 8:49 pm, Comments: 0

    (Subtitle:  Paul Krugman is Absolutely Positively Undeniably Bi-Partisan-ly Wrong On This) I have railed recently against bailouts of our individual states and cities, trying to […]

  • The Era of Populist Entitlement Attitudes Has Jumped The Shark
    Posted by on August 8th, 2010 at 6:11 pm, Comments: 0

    When one of the most popular economic blogs writes a post like this (title: “Should We Be Leery of the Generosity of the Uber Rich?” […]

  • Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day!
    Posted by on August 8th, 2010 at 5:16 pm, Comments: 0

    If you have a garden and grow zucchini you’ll find this funny.  I don’t grow zucchini, but I have the same problem with a surplus […]

  • Relax, Hoss, She Was Kidding
    Posted by on August 8th, 2010 at 2:18 pm, Comments: 0

    One of the problems with living up in central New Hampshire is that the radio stations are 1) not very plentiful and 2) not very […]

  • Jon Stewart – I Give Up – Funny
    Posted by on August 5th, 2010 at 10:32 pm, Comments: 0

    A very funny ten minute clip from Jon Stewart’s Daily Show last night: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c […]

  • Speaking of Bailouts… Back to the States!
    Posted by on August 5th, 2010 at 1:29 am, Comments: 0

    From the NY Times: “The Senate on Wednesday cleared the way for a $26 billion package of aid to states and school districts, and the […]

  • Did Someone Say BAILOUT? I’m Too Sad to be Angry
    Posted by on August 5th, 2010 at 12:50 am, Comments: 0

    Things like this make me sad.  Flat out sad – depressed that the solution for every transformational change in our country is trending toward GOVERNMENT […]

  • Financial Education – How Dumb Are We?
    Posted by on August 4th, 2010 at 2:16 pm, Comments: 0

    I’m all about increasing the financial IQ of the average American.   On this blog I strive to explain concepts that I understand in ways […]