I came across a video of a diver dying. It was posted on youtube. It was kinda a strange video like a short documentry. What was intersting to me is that YouTubes “Related Videos” contained more videos of people dieing. Now I seem to have a unique view of death based on other people I […]
The Bush administration, having entered office as social conservatives, leaves office as conservative socialists, proprietors of the most sudden large expansion of the state’s role in the US economy since mobilisation for the second world war. Brad DeLong here.
“It’s important to pay taxes if you want to live a normal life,” said ‘Lisa’, a prostitute who spoke with the newspaper. That’s from Sweden (no mention of patriotism), and apparently some social benefits are attracting more prostitutes to the taxed sector. The record of income creates or enhances rights to sick-leave pay, parental leave […]
It seems that selective memory is often used as a criticism. I was listening to “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me,” and the question was “what 1990 teen age show was resently remade?” The contestant had no idea; I didn’t either. The hint was “zip-code,” then I knew: 90210. The contestant still didn’t know–he said he […]