The Paradox of Non-doctrinal Spirituality
The central theme of “The Book of Mormon” is that many religious stories are silly — the idea that God would plant golden plates in upstate New York. Many religious doctrines are rigid and out of touch. But religion itself can do enormous good as long as people take religious teaching metaphorically and not literally; as long as people understand that all religions ultimately preach love and...
Greenspan on Bush Tax Cuts
“This crisis is so imminent and so difficult that I think we have to allow the so-called Bush tax cuts all to expire.” He disagreed with conservatives who said tax cuts essentially pay for themselves by causing more economic activity. “They do not,” Mr. Greenspan said. From the WSJ.
President Obama and Paul Ryan are two of the smartest, most admirable and most...– - David Brooks from Ultimate Spoiler Alert. This is really discouraging to hear. A testament to Obama’s insincerity about dealing with the budget and to Washington’s pathetically partisan state. Brooks goes on to paint a bleak picture of deficit reform’s chances.
Thomas Friedman 1999: Amazon is worthless
Blogger Laurence Jarvik dug up a 1999 column, in which Friedman explained why Amazon.com was overvalued, overhyped and generally over. Friedman explained that “For the cost of one share of Amazon.com, you can be Amazon.com.” He pointed to a guy named Lyle Bowlin, who was starting his own internet bookstore for the low cost of about $150 a month, and doing gangbuster business. He...
Sensibility would be great as our country discusses budget issues.
Ray Lamontagne covering Gnarls Barkley’s...
“A Million Years” by Alexander...
Chairman Ryan’s budget further cracks the silence on fiscal challenges that has...– By former Senate Budget Committee Chairman Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Dr. Alice Rivlin, former Clinton Budget Director, Congressional Budget Office Director and Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve, co-chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Debt Reduction Task Force
Kita got us a new cat today, Pip. The real story here is that our kids are getting older (Noni is 4 in June) and Kita needs a baby around the house. Welcome Pip.