we still remember mitch hedberg

A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

Nov 2nd 2007

Interesting point of view…

The most important (moral) issue of our time is not abortion, but the national deficit/debt. So says Tom Coburn:
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said Congress’s deficit spending has become a moral issue surpassing abortion because it saddles future generations with massive debt before they’re born.
“The greatest moral issue of our time isn’t abortion, it’s […]

Sep 30th 2007

Just Say No to Cheap Profits

Classic post from Brad at Consumption Rules:
Profits I can understand. Cheap profits I cannot. Profits are the normal mark-up on products or services that add value.
Cheap profits are money that a business takes in without adding any extra value. They leave a bad taste in everyone’s mouth except for the owner of the company who […]

Aug 10th 2007

Inflation in Argentina: Unenforced?

Robert Wright has a great post about a inflation in Argentina and a law (unenforced) that would really provide greater transparency of the current situation.
[ed: Argentine law in Spanish here]

Without all the legalese, it basically says: Post the % price variation of each product on display with respect to the beginning of the year & […]

Jun 13th 2007


Kirchner no tiene que controlar precios, solo eliminarlos! Genial!
Nueva controversia en el Indec
El organismo informó que discontinuará un programa de monitoreo de precios; en Hacienda dieron luz verde a la implementación del nuevo plan estratégico
Como decía un comentario:
Sres Del Diario la Nacion, me extrana que tan prestigioso diario cometa semejante error de ortografia, es […]

Mar 12th 2007

Will we ever have a Chavez-style president?

We are very blessed here in the US to have strong institutions that would probably prevent such an outcome.
Nevertheless, listening to this clip of FDR lament the power of the Supreme Court (and the principle of private contracts) makes me wonder if the next collapse of our economy will give rise to a power mad […]

Feb 2nd 2007

Yo tengo las manos limpias, muchachos!

 “Digan lo que digan, mientan si quieren, pero estos empleados ingratos no tienen porque quejarse. Obviamente ellos son de cuarta categoría también.”

Jan 6th 2007

How the Middle Class Is Getting Screwed

I was talking to friend yesterday about the Home Depot CEO who is walking away with $210 million (most of which was agreed upon before he resigned). An article in New York Magazine pointed out a possible solution, which I think is a great idea:
We could enact de facto compensation caps for top executives, […]

Jan 3rd 2007

Home Depot CEO Steps Down

This is the upside-down world we live in.
Robert Nardelli, the CEO of Home Depot who came under fire for the size of his pay package as well as his management style, stepped down and will leave the No. 1 home improvement retailer with a $210 million severance package, the company said Wednesday.
The whole article explains […]

Dec 17th 2006

be more generous

that’s what i learned here

Nov 13th 2006

Remittances in El Salvador

Great blog post summarizing the Houston Chronicle article on remittances being sent to El Salvador (where they constitute 16% of GDP).