I know this blog isn't fun anymore. My life is boring (for now), and until that changes, I have no more tales of drunken debauchery for you. No more stories of flaccid penises or 6 am hangovers at airports. Instead, my days are filled with reading actual newspapers and not just Perez Hilton.
I am fascinated by human behavior, hence my major. As a commenter so lovingly (?) pointed out, I apparently "don't have a a degree in economics". OK. So you don't have to read what I have to say. I DO have a degree in another social science, and while I hardly would EVER claim to be an expert on ANYTHING (except burritos), I do tend to think I understand humans and why they do things more than most. This isn't learned from a common degree but rather, you know, COMMON SENSE.
Let me explain.
Everywhere in the world, there is balance. Good vs evil. Fire vs. water. Life vs. death. Vikings vs. ACTUAL GOOD FOOTBALL TEAMS. So it is logical to assume that with great excess must come some kind of retraction of that excess.
Reaganomics allowed this company to flourish on the idea false wealth. Rather than actually increase the wealth of our country, we were encouraged to go into debt to fuel the expansion of our economy. Many inefficient, poorly run companies were allowed to report huge gains for years because of this (cough cough Lehman), so why WHY are we crying over a company that was actually doing more harm to our economy than good?
Look, I know it sounds cold to be so flippant about the fact that thousands lost their jobs. It is. For some reason we as humans have come to think that we are not subject to the laws of balance the rest of the world is because of our opposable thumbs and ability to walk on two legs, but we are not. This sense of balance has long been lost this past century (or centuries for that matter). We no longer have any natural predators so our population is growing at an exponential rate which is in turn throwing the balance of the world all out of wack. It's evidence in global warming (yes, Palin, it is man-made. Read a book, yo.). We all need to take a deep breath, and realize that a recession might be a good thing. It's bringing balance back to the economy, and maybe lowering our beliefs on what we "need" to survive. So what if we have to "regress" to a standard of living from years ago? Last time I checked, it wasn't so bad.
Oh, and for the commenter who suggested I was going to be in a breadline, I'm pretty sure I'm a Blackberry, $170 cable bill, and a pair of $250 jeans away from a breadline.
I'm far from a Republican. I'm more liberal than most everyone I know. I'm fine with capitalism if we take the good with the bad, which is something the $700B bailout is not letting us do. We either need to be all in for the "free" market, or accept some form of socialism during periods of growth and recession. This weird hybrid is not working for anyone.
OK let the hate comments begin!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
If that woman becomes 2nd in command, by God, I'm going to do something drastic. I don't know what yet, but it will be drastic.
My thoughts (if you care):
- What war does John McCain know how to win exactly?
- blinkblink...what did you just say? Did you answer the question? What? Who am I? STOP WINKING AT ME.
- I HAVE GAY FRIENDS LOLZY!!!11
- Global warming isn't man made, but we still need to stop it! Take THAT Mother Nature!
- McCellan, McKiernan...Potayto, potato.
- Early withdrawal is bad! Yes! Tell your daughter that!
- I WILL JUST ANSWER EVERY QUESTION WITH AN ANSWER ABOUT ALASKA.
- I've only been doing this for 5 weeks...(no kidding?)