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11/20/2013

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Andy

Well as George Carlin said "when you're born you get a ticket to the freak show, and if you're born in America you get a front row seat"

Economics is better described as a religion than as a science. You have to accept what they say on faith, not facts.

All best

Oliver

The best solutions are the simplest ones. And the best, best solutions are those that solve at least two problems simultaneously.

Problem 1: Rising sea levels as a result of climate change.
Problem 2: The inexorably rising greed of the thieving 'top tier' of humanity, which is accelerating Problem 1.
Problem 3: The rising prominence of the creepy sycophantic economists and media spinners who prop up the thievery of Problem 2.

Grand Solution: Stack up all the perpetrators of Problems 2 & 3, horizontally, and use them as sandbags to ameliorate Problem 1.

My Lord, I rest my case.

Jim

I mostly giggled here. It's all true, of course.

I see iPads and smartphones as the baubles thrown by the aristocracy out of their carriages. Most people, though, see them as a tangible symbol that Progress is real, and life is improving.

We're actually undergoing a massive social experiment with smartphones and tablets. It's well illustrated here:
http://www.straight.com/blogra/414846/social-isolation-caused-smartphone-obsession-depicted-short-film

Are these things really improving our lives? Or are they just what any impartial observer seeing someone use one would think - a distraction? I saw a guy driving a motorcycle on a highway while texting once. He wasn't wearing a helmet.

Mike Roberts

Hope you get well soon, Dave. Thanks for continuing to blog.

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