Tuesday, May 26, 2020

I always liked to listen to Milton Friedman and his debate with Phil Donahue on the Phil Donahue Show back in 1979. The show is in two parts and you can watch it on Youtube. I will put a link to part 1 of 2 at the end of the post. First is this article titled: "The Economist as Scapegoat".

Quote: "I am a big fan of Friedman’s work though I certainly don’t agree with him about everything. But I cannot understand the claim that his ideas have decisively shaped our economic policy or the resulting complex set of consequences that we live with today. Those who blame Friedman (and Hayek) for what has gone wrong in the US — the ones I have quoted above and others such as Joseph Stiglitz — are attacking a straw man of remarkable clumsiness.

I invite these critics of Friedman to respond to the numbers and claims I’ve posted here. I will happily post rebuttals and charts with different numbers."

As of this posting time and date there are 30 replies. Most are positive about the article

The Economist as the Scapegoat.

 Milton Friedman on the Phil Donahue Show Part 1 of 2 - 1979.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Flyboys at play.
An amazing web site full of pictures and some short videos. Choose the different viewing modes of Classic, Flipcard, Magazine, Mosaic, Sidebar, etc. They each totally change the look and feel of the web site. Refreshing.

Eclecticity Light 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

I heard this on the podcast I was listening to this morning.
"We are now Gods, but for the wisdom - Eric Weinstein"
So smarten up peeps.
Joe Rogan Podcast 1453 - Eric Weinstein

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Gorges' Grouse comments on the current state of the media and it is just what you would expect.

One Trick Ponies

Sunday, March 22, 2020

More good news. 4 US companies explain they are ready to try and help meet the demand of the new drug that has helped in China and France.

Good News

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Encouraging news on the COVID-19 front. It also mentions the Diamond Princess cruise ship article that was the main topic of the link in my previous post.

CFR (Case Fatality Rate) is going down

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

An interesting read about the Cruise ship that got quarantined and the medical study that followed. I personally am beginning to believe the people who say we are overreacting to this.

What's Up With That article
I'm done and I'm not alone. This is from the comments on Instapundit's link to the article:

"Yes. I've come to the conclusion that the press is evil. It's not that I disagree with them politically, it's that they are willing to burn this country down to get their way. They've done grave harm to every American, left, right and center. They must be dealt with somehow. I just can't think of a way to do it without seriously damaging everyone else's first amendment rights."

I'm Done. Subtitled "Trump should Tweet more"

Saturday, March 14, 2020

An open letter to Facebook friends who support Bernie Sanders

We did our grocery shopping for the next week today. At our usual time, early Saturday morning because it is usually quiet then and not a lot of people. The parking lot was a lot fuller than normal. Inside the store it was packed. Lines to the check-outs went way out into the main aisle and most of them, if not all were open. Nancy looked at me and said, "What is going on?"

We found everything we needed but some shelves looked a little sparse. Fruit and veggies were well stocked. Canned goods looked a little thin. Same with paper products. The meat coolers had plenty but were not full like they usually are. I had a discussion with the meat counter worker and I asked him if we were buying them out faster than they could replace things. He said it started two days ago but they had plenty of meat products just did not have enough people to restock the coolers fast enough. People seem to be stocking up on paper products and things that have a long shelf life like canned goods and taco and fajita kits. Stay safe every but keep having fun.