Category Archives: Business

New Emotions

Is there a one-word emotion that describes the feeling one gets when one has gotten all geared up to do battle with some business, and then they just do the right thing without being battled? It’s mostly satisfaction, but with … Continue reading

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Hi Kids! It’s Bernie Madoff!

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Where are the Bankers?

When people ask me what I think about the current financial crisis, my first reaction is generally “How the hell would I know?” We’re faced with a bunch of really bad options: let the banks die, bail the banks out, … Continue reading

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The Credit Crisis Visualized

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OK, Fine.

Beefy challenged me to come out and say something about the world, which appears to be falling apart. I’m willing to say the following. What passes for political discourse these days is irredeemably simpleminded. We seem unable to hold two … Continue reading

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Overheard

On the way out of Shaw’s supermarket. Boy, about nine: “How much would all of this cost at Whole Foods?” Mother: “Whole Foods is very expensive. A lot more.” Boy: “Yeah, they should call that place Whole Wallet.”

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Mortgage Mess

Last night, a knee-jerkedly liberal friend suggested to a car full of people that somehow the current sub-prime mortgage situation is the government’s fault. The President’s actually, if I recall correctly. I’ve heard things like this from other people, and … Continue reading

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You Know You’ve Got Geeky Hobbies When…

You know how when you’re watching TV at three in the morning and all you can find is horrible infomercials for moneymaking schemes and the like, and it dawns on you that only losers would be watching now because the … Continue reading

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