Tag Archives: Bush Tax Cuts

Turn Out the Lights

Long ago, in a world few remember, there was this fellow, Don Meredith – the former quarterback who was the loose and happy guy to Howard Cosell’s acerbic critic of everything on Monday Night Football. There’s no need to recall how very strange … Continue reading

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Forward or Perhaps Not

Forward. That was Obama’s one word campaign slogan this time, replacing Hope – not that anyone noticed. This was the Statisticians Election. There was endless daily polling at all levels and places you could go to see the averages of … Continue reading

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That Cliff

Up on Hollywood Boulevard here you can get a stiff and quite traditional martini at Musso and Frank – they’ve been serving those since 1919, along with basic grill fare – a big steak and a side of creamed spinach … Continue reading

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The Promise of Amazing Adventures in Macroeconomics

Yes, it’s been a long strange ride. Old married couples smile and say that to each other on their anniversary each year. Yes, looking back nothing turned out the way you expected it to turn out. And no doubt, years … Continue reading

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Noted In Passing

It’s sometimes all in the timing, and one should be careful about September 23 – this year the night of a full moon. It’s the werewolves, you know. And on September 23 in 1780, British spy John Andre was captured … Continue reading

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No Class

We are an egalitarian society where social class doesn’t matter at all, but we follow the royal family far more closely than the Brits. No one quite knows why. Yes, Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl, but she doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Those Useful Lies of Convenience

It’s part of dating. We’ve all been there. You want out of the relationship and you don’t want any trouble – you’ve seen Fatal Attraction after all. No one wants to deal with a bunny boiler. And of course you … Continue reading

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