Category Archives: Economic Reporting

Hoping No One Is That Stupid

They call Chapel Hill a Little Bit of Heaven in the South – and maybe it is. Even those of us up the road at Duke, in gritty Durham, would drive down there on Saturday afternoons and just hang out. … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Meltdown, Economic Reporting, Holding America Hostage, John Boehner, Raising the Debt Limit | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pass the Cognac

A long time ago there was this skinny young kid from Pittsburgh, and when he was at Westinghouse High School he was reading the New Yorker and learning French – an odd thing for a young, gay black man. And … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-European, Billy Strayhorn, Class Warfare, Economic Meltdown, Economic Reporting, Financial Meltdown, G20 Summit, Lush Life, Obama's Foreign Trip, Paris | 1 Comment

Intelligent Pessimism and Reasonable Hope

Some of us are natural pessimists. As mentioned before, those of us of Czech descent are fine with Kafka, born in Prague and writing there, and famous for those absurdist things he wrote – The Metamorphosis (1915), where a fellow … Continue reading

Posted in CNBC, Cynical Realism, Depression or Recession, Economic Issues, Economic Reporting, Financial Meltdown, Intelligent Pessimism, Like the Great Depression, Reasonable Hope, Reporters as Cheerleaders, The Czech Attitude | Leave a comment