Style: Printer-friendly | Normal
Gongol.com Archives: August 2004
Meet Your Protesters
The anti-Republican protests in New York City are generally being called "largely peaceful" in media reports. But lest anyone doubt who's doing the protesting, take a visit to the NYC Indy Media Center, which likes to bill itself as the protesters' voice. Among those doing the chanting: The nonsensical NYC Radical Cheerleaders (don't even bother reading their moronic "cheers") and a no-kiddin' conspiracy theory crowd that accuses President Bush of orchestrating the September 11th attacks. Folks, these people shouldn't be in the streets protesting -- they should be on heavy medication. For the 9/11 attacks to have been what the conspiracy theorists claim would require a conspiracy far more vast than they can prove.
Both Downed Russian Jets Were Bombed
Fingers pointing toward separatists from Chechnya, where a Russian-backed candidate won the presidency this weekend.
Another Carnival of the Capitalists
Probably two dozen different contributors with their takes on economics in the world this week. Especially enjoyable: The Charlotte Capitalist tears down a local newspaper editor for stupid economic thinking, Tim Worstall rings the bell on Paul Ehrlich, and Patri Friedman gives a very succinct explanation of why markets should come before democracy. Professor Bainbridge argues that the SEC's regulation of insider stock information is nothing more than a game of "whack-a-mole," and Barry Ritholtz says music radio has killed itself. It may be time to revisit my undergraduate research thesis on radio consolidation.