The Man with no Plan

TOWM quote of the day comes from Cyd Malone, writing on the Mises Institute‘s Daily Article log. Ron Paul’s Big Plan is that there is no Big Plan. That’s probably the best “in a nutshell” summary of why I’m voting for him anyone could have thought of. Sure, it’s simplisitc – and if there’s one…

The Return of Captain Disingenuous

Well, well – Captain Disingenuous is at it again. The link goes to Paul Krugman’s latest op-ed piece in the New York Times – a fairly transparent attempt to stake a leftist counter to Charles Krauthammer‘s popular Bush Derangement Syndrome meme. According to Dr. Krugman, we’re expected to beleive that there exists such a thing…

They’ve Really Outdone Themselves

OK – so the Nobel Prize Committee completely lost credibility with my generation over a decade ago, and had in fact already done so for the previous generation 20 years before that. And, well, to be fair, it was never very easy to take it seriously. But something about Captain Planet winning it this year…

Can’t Be Right ALL the Time…

I’m used to hearing retarded opinions about Capitalism, so nothing much shocks me on that front anymore. But you kind of get thrown a curve when it’s Warren Buffet – who at $52+billion in assets is probably the second-wealthiest person in the world at the moment – doing the spouting. Here are some select quotes:…

I’ve Got Another…

This has got to be the coolest story in the news today. it goes something like this: A man falls behind in his payments on a lot in a storage facility, so the facility hucks it off to the highest bidder. Common practice. The winner’s delight at finding a nice gas grill is somewhat dampened…

Pay no Attention to the Woman Behind the Curtain

TOWM’s premature conclusion of the day comes from the Catalyst Group, which recently released a report claiming that corps with women on the Board do better. The argument goes something like this. From the years 2001-2004, Catalyst looked at three economic indicators (perhaps tellingly, these indicators did not include stock prices or that insignificant number…

Why I Don’t Like Jodie Foster

I’ve never been a fan of Jodie Foster. Fine, I know she’s supposed to be the thinking man’s sex symbol. You know, because she’s clearly intelligent, has real acting skills, is plain but beautiful – meaning that any guy who wants to seem sensitive-but-still-not-gay can claim he’s into her for who she is (as if…

Stasiland

This weekend I found (rather, “MADE”) the time to read Anna Funder’s Stasiland – a prize-winning collection of personal stories from East Germany. This was, of course, followup to having just seen The Lives of Others – a good film about which I nevertheless had mixed feelings. So what to say? I have mixed feelings…