Monthly Archives: May 2012

adventures in autocomplete

or, before and after puzzle for Wheel of Fortune, Political Economy edition.  

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how old was Mitt Romney really?

It is instructive, if depressing, to read defenses of Mitt Romney’s high school bullying days, with news on the popularity of Trayvon Martin gun range targets. The subhumanoid selling the targets describes them as follows: Everyone knows the story of … Continue reading

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best sonic youth skate parts

Josh Beagle and Heath Kirchart. Foundation’s Tentacles of Destruction (1994) (Song#1)   Ed Templeton. Toy Machine’s Welcome to Hell (1996)   Jerry Hsu. Enjoi’s Bag of Suck (2006) (Song#2)

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neoliberal hoop ideas

I think, for example, that the idea of ranking draft picks in reverse order of finish — as much as it sounds “fair” — does untold damage to the game. You simply cannot have a system that rewards anyone, ever, … Continue reading

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and you thought marxian political economy was a dangerous career choice

Barone and Narciso: “This paper addresses a relevant policy question: How can a government prevent that public funding is diverted by organised crime? The results indicate that the design of geographically targeted aid policies, such as European Structural Funds, should … Continue reading

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inexpressibly awesome

  Whoever considers Crom-Tech “today’s music” is mad – in the best possible sense of the term. I honestly wish I enjoyed more contemporary music. I just don’t. I’m too lazy to put work into following music. Most of the … Continue reading

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a not-all-that-persuasive case for eliminating black studies

Reading this makes me embarrassed to be a member of this universe. Here is a wonderful response. The response does not link to the original, but I think it is useful to see just how thoroughly silly, ignorant, and mean-spirited … Continue reading

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