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The Political Psychology of Drugs
Psychiatrists and psychologists are a lot like children. They exult upon discovering the obvious, gleefully assume that nobody else ever knew it before, construct entire worldviews based upon their unique insights, then happily inflict them on the rest of us. Most of the time, you just want to smile, pat them on the head and croon, "That's nice, dear." But every so often-like children telling truths and asking question the grownups don't want to consider-it's wise to listen.
The Political Psychology of Debt
This essay was inspired by the master colorist Lisa Souza and the great beauty of her handspun yarns.
America is becoming a vast, open-air debtors' prison and the walls are going up all around us. Unless the process is reversed, this metaphorical prison will soon enclose nearly all of us...and become as real as the bricks and stones of debtors' prisons of centuries past.
Why, the economists of course. Read these two articles, back to back and tell me what you think.
I think that I'd still never vote for Palin (the re-incarnate of Dick Cheney) for anything, but I also wish we had more major political parties.
When my kids were young, they loved to play Monopoly. Whenever they'd visit their grandparents, the 1950s version of the board game came out of the closet. They'd be entertained for hours (much to my pleasure).
My mom and dad loved to play the game and my kids learned some good lessons about how to win and lose. As for teaching them about money, the economy, the marketplace, it gave them all the wrong ideas. I will concede that Monopoly can teach kids some of the mechanics of money like how to count or how property is treated as an asset. But as an economic idea, it's time is long gone.
Every time I come up with some brilliant personal finance solution, i do a little fist pump for being so freaking brilliant. I mean, checking my bank account balance online? Everyday? Brilliant. Quick! Someone test my IQ. I think I'm the perfect candidate for Mensa.
Tonight, Senator Barack Obama surpassed Hillary Clinton in the
number of pledged delegates, effectively assuring his nomination as the
Democratic nominee for President. I watched his speech from Iowa and
cheered as he spoke of his gratitude for the people who have given
their time, their money, their support of him: the grandmothers who
spent time on the phone calling folks they don't know; people who are
having trouble paying their bills who have written checks to his
campaign for $5.00; college students who have given their vacations to
Especially in light of my critique of 'marriage'-centric social organization, check out this article from CNN.com:
"Study: Single parents cost taxpayers $112 billion":
Divorce and out-of-wedlock childbearing cost U.S. taxpayers more than $112
billion a year, according to a study commissioned by four groups advocating more government action to bolster marriages.
hmm...what's wrong with this so far? (hint: it's something to do with the premise of the article)
Ok, I'll tell you.
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