“I think you have some emotional problems. My advice-- find a good psychologist and delve into exactly what it was that some woman (perhaps your mother?) did to you to make you think in such a dysfunctional way. Take heart, you can be helped.”
Diabolos Satan on Jun 2, 2013 at 15:28:57
“IT was a comment namely about these politicians who showboat around using "charged debates". Sexism, racism, drugs, equality, etc... just to get a few votes. It is an election tactic, a ploy. It is not really a political policy issue, as it is bias.
“This does not speak well of law school grads. But then, these may be mostly from Regent and Liberty Universities.”
Emerald City Knight on May 25, 2013 at 16:19:54
“Not true. OK you asked for it. Ignorance is so unbecoming.
Michael Barone Yale
Evan Bayh Virgina
Shannon Bream Florida State
Jamie Colby Miami
Susan Estrich Harvard
Kimberly Guilfoyle San Francisco
Jim Hammer California
Greg Jarrett California
Peter Johnson, Jr. Columbia
Megyn Kelly Albany
Sally Kohn New York
Robert Massi St. Mary's
Andrew Napolitano Notre Dame
Jeanine Pirro Albany
Geraldo Rivera Brooklyn
John Shadegg Arizona
Greta Van Susteren Georgetown
Laura Ingraham Virginia
Ann Coulter Michigan.
Remi Spencer Seton Hall”
We do not have a debt/deficit problem. We have a problem of being unwilling - not unable - to pay for what we need.”
ronkw on Mar 25, 2013 at 17:50:23
“"what we need"??
according to an entitlement society or the self sufficient farmer??Obama phones....$$millions to MBroHood?
What the gov. is responsible for providing is spelled out in the Constitution, Enumerated Powers.”
Bob Calvin on Mar 25, 2013 at 01:49:06
“An old saying: "Most of us have our needs taken care of, it's our wants that are the issue. We are back to borrowing to buy wants. Credit card debt is climbing again.”
“And in your "capitalist" world. if the banks collapse, and the economy collapses along with them, and people lose substantial amounts of money, and hence buying power, and businesses then have to shut down, and unemployment spikes, and hunger ensues, and social unrest follows, and governments topple .... tired of your "capitalism" yet?”
“That does not explain why depositors, who put their money in the bank expecting some safety and a small return, should be penalized when the bankers screw up.
The kind of thinking that leads to such conclusions, will destroy any confidence anyone has left in banks and the IMF, and rightfully so, with dire consequences. Krugman's generally correct views about austerity and spending, especially as relating to the economy of the US, are beside the point here. Thinking that the situation of the US, whose debt is not unsustainable, and which still issues the world's most secure currency and can still borrow enormous sums at practically no cost, is in any way like that of Cypress, or Greece, which can not issue their own currencies, being tied to the Euro, is just economic silliness. Ignorance, also.”
Alux on Mar 18, 2013 at 05:50:14
“I feel sorry for you if you still have confidence in banks. What a shock is in store for you!
" Krugman's generally correct views about austerity and spending, especially as relating to the economy of the US," When have we ever had austerity in the last ten years? Every year the dear great leader has been in office, the deficit has grown by more than $1 Trillion and is on track to be the second biggest in history this year. Every year since Obama has been in office federal spending has been bigger than any other time in history. And to top it all off, the Bush Recession ended nearly four years ago. We have been in the Obama "Recovery" ever since!
The only reason that US borrowing costs are so low is that the Fed keeps printing money 24/7. THAT is absolutely not sustainable. If interest rates are at their all time historic, never-see-before lows, what does that tell you the very next move of interest rates will be?”
Mar 18, 2013 at 04:58:35
“It may be easy, in your mind, to criticize, but good criticism is not that easy, and is a valuable endeavor. Using technological tricks to manufacture flashy but empty work is also easy. Producing honest work is hard. I know,
What is pathetic is your ad hominum attack on my point of view. If I was too professorial forgive me. After all, I have taught furniture design both here and in Europe, was a National Endowment fellow and have works in seven museums. I do not consider being called professorial an insult. By the way, what are your credentials?”
Mar 18, 2013 at 04:46:59
“Fraud: deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, perpetrated for profit or to gain some unfair or dishonest advantage; a particular instance of such deceit or trickery: any deception, trickery, or humbug.
How is this not a fraud?”
okonlyonce on Mar 18, 2013 at 18:03:43
“How *is* it a fraud? The artist has not misrepresented his work in any way.”