Tag Archives: No Free Lunch

No Free Lunch for You

On May 17, 2012, Mitt Romney said a few things that finally surfaced on September 17, 2012, when excerpts from a video recorded on hidden camera were published by Mother Jones. Romney, speaking at a private fifty-grand-a-plate fundraiser at hedge … Continue reading

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The Lucky Few

Some people have all the luck, like Michael Lewis – who should have had no luck at all, what with a useless undergraduate degree in Art History. Sure his degree, cum laude, was from Princeton, but what do experts in … Continue reading

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Adventures in Assigning Blame

Someone has to be blamed. We all know that, whatever awful thing just happened. An explanation won’t do – no one wants to hear that many things led to a disaster, some seemingly random and some the result of no … Continue reading

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Hating Getting What You Ask For

There’s Bruce Bartlett – domestic policy advisor to Reagan and a Treasury Department economist under the first Bush (the one who didn’t pretend to be a cowboy) – Rutgers then Georgetown and then off to work for the eccentric libertarian … Continue reading

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