Category Archives: Economy

Gulf gusher: Marine Corps expert says bomb it

Forget nuking the BP oil well. There is a better, safer way to seal the gusher, according to a U.S. Marine Corps expert. ¬†One that won’t turn the Gulf of Mexico into a radioactive swimming pool or risk starting World … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Thank you, Zhidan Qui!

I’m flattered. I really am. Uncommon Defense has just got its first spam , and I am tickled pink. Someone actually registered on Trueslant just to sell Chinese knockoffs of Jimmy Choo handbags. The spam came from a site called … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Entertainment | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Do you suffer from Saver's Remorse?

I do. When everyone else was splurging on new cars, big TVs and bigger houses, I went the cheap route. Sometimes I wish I hadn’t. You can’t take it with you, right? Now John Tierney tells me that I suffer … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Mass Insanity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A Second Great Depression?

A feel-good piece in the Wall Street Journal that says a second Great Depression wouldn’t be so bad, ’cause we wouldn’t starve and we only would have to give up our Ipods and lattes. What economists don’t get is that … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Mass Insanity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Financial meltdown is my fault!

I’m white. I’m blue-eyed. Of course, by President Lula’s logic, white, blue-eyed people also tend to have democratic government. While dark-skinned, brown-eyed people are associated with dictators who wear funny hats. Isn’t logic wonderful? Lula is right that the financial … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Foreign Affairs, Mass Insanity | Leave a comment