commented on The Good Example of Portland
Economics is about how humans make decisions, so yes, it is a core part of the human condition.
The decisions they make with money are just the easier ones to track and then badly predict.
commented on Walmart Throws Food Drive for Walmart Employees
@8 Even worse, the donation buckets are in back, where only employees can see them. They're asking other underpaid workers to pitch in to cover the underpaid workers who can't afford food.
commented on "Not Racist," Republican Style
This is the guy who just last week figured out that slavery was a bad thing, so maybe he's not the best arbiter of 'what is racist'.
commented on You Are a Rogue Device
That's one way to get the DHS to pay for public wifi.
Now we just need to get somebody to sue.
commented on The Real Chris Christie
No way that Christie gets the GOP nomination. He'd be dangerous to both sides as an independent.
You have to have quite the 'personality' for even Romney to think that you're an asshole.
Unlike Obama, Christie stabs teachers in the front.
commented on GOP, ACA, WTF?
The time for any of this nonsense 'courage' from so-called moderate Republicans is long past. They've already helped horribly wound this country, even before we default, all so their leaders could feel less bad about their sagging libidos/electoral-chances.
RINOs no longer exist.
They all own it.
commented on With No Irony
Go see if the Barbie Dream House is still up, between Alex and Hackescher Markt.
commented on Welcome to the Teapocalypse!
Shutdown will be awful, but manageable. We have a history of enduring them. The debt ceiling? Not so much.
The debt ceiling thing is ultimately ignorable two different ways: platinum coin or just by Obama deciding follow the part of the law that says the US can't default on its debt. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/30/opinio…
Hopefully someone will have the necessary will if it comes to that.