Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Quick And Dirty (Or Not)

Just a few news items and other things of interest:

  • More bad news from a Nobel Economics laureate. I wonder, though, if Thomas Sowell has a point here (he usually does).
  • My take on bailing out the Big Three automakers? Too bad, so sad. You had your chances to change and you blew it. Apparently, Mitt Romney and Gary Becker agree.
  • Want a good explanation of the roots of the Great Depression? Click here. Want to get it pretty much all wrong? Click here.
  • My take on Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State? Bad move, Mr. President-Elect. You will live to regret this one. Let's hope she won't make it through the Senate. Apparently, Christopher Hitchens agrees.
  • I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that this is the civil rights issue of my generation.
  • I am not sure what to make of psychology sometimes. On one hand, psychological research occasionally produces interesting conclusions based on good research. On the other, psychologists say stuff like this that make me think it is a pseudoscience.

Enjoy and have a Happy Thanksgiving.


Bruce A. Sullivan said...

That bit about washing away evil - I always thought Lady MacBeth sounded pretty hot. Too bad she went flippin' loony by the end.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

You and I are on the exact same wavelength with this psychology stuff, my good man.

Psychologists do some good work, but I'm not willing to call them scientists just yet.