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How Bad is the Economy?

You don’t know. How bad?

The economy is so bad that Slate has canceled its Explainer podcast. It hasn’t canceled its list of Explainer columns, but felt it necessary to cut back on the expense of having someone read the columns for three and a half minutes and post them to the internet. In the […]

CafePress Shuts Off Referral Income: Le$$ Effective

CafePress, the online print-on-demand megacenter, is shutting down its referral program in which shopkeepers could make a little dough by getting other people to start CafePress shops and putting their designs on t-shirts, buttons, bumper stickers, stuffed bears, thongs, stamps, stampmakers, stampmaker-makers and bidet warmers. CafePress’ explanation:

Why is the Referral Program being discontinued? The […]

A Slick Benchmark for President Obama

The price of oil went up by nearly 500 percent under George W. Bush before the restraint of American citizens brought it back under control. What will happen to the price of oil under Barack Obama? […]

New Employment Growth Sector: Unemployment Centers

How bad is the economy? State unemployment centers in Hawaii, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma and Washington are hiring large numbers of new workers… to meet the surge in demand for at their unemployment service centers.

Credit Union and Bank Deposit Holds: Fight Back With Mr. Truth

Over the past year, I have three times received an out-of-state check for more than $5,000. Yes, very lucky of me, I know! Sadly, it’s not typical for my monthly income, but those little blips upward have been nice. Ish.

I have to add that “ish” because on those occasions when my monthly income check […]

New York Times: Spend Money You Don't Have

New York Times columnists lately have been channeling the George W. Bush of 2001. Michael Kinsley urges us (with tongue only a bit in cheek) to “Show your consumer confidence. One last shopping spree. Buy that coffee maker whether you want one or not.” Thomas Friedman exhorts with greater force: “Now is when we need […]

Deborah Honeycutt Incoherent On Health Care

What kind of “government restrictions” prevent physicians from helping people who lack the money to pay for adequate health care? Does Deborah Honeycutt think that there is a government regulation that forbids physicians to help people pay for medical treatment? […]

Sarah Palin Opposes And Supports Big Spending

Pop quiz: Who supported the invasion and occupation of Iraq, a big government program that will cost between one and two trillion dollars before it’s through? Obama or McCain? […]

159,000 People Lose Their Jobs In September. Are You Better Off?

Fired. Laid off. Let go. Call it what you want, but 159,000 people lost their jobs last month.

Are you better off than you were eight years ago?

Clueless Unreality at OH McCain Rally: "Greatest Job Growth Since WWII"?

Ohio Republican State Representative Jim McGregor of Gahanna, speaking at the September 29, 2008 rally for John McCain and Sarah Palin in Columbus, Ohio:

“You know, I believe Ohio is on the leading edge. We’re leaping into the greatest job growth since the era of World War II.”

What alternative reality does Jim McGregor reside […]

Will John McCain Shut Down the Government?

If John McCain really thinks that it’s a good idea to “veto every single spending bill that comes across” his desk, then he’s saying that it’s a good idea to shut down the United States of America. […]