Monday, May 29, 2006
UPDATE: It'll be tough to give up this kind of stuff though.
AIDS Treatment Performance
UDATE: And there's this.
Saturday, May 27, 2006
If Pi Is Infinitely Long...
"Terrible toos," (Chris) Horner says. I'm confused. He explains that it's shorthand for environmental doom and gloom.
"Terrible toos. Too many people, using too many resources."
Smith has a different equation: "Less people, less affluence, less technology: We call that death, poverty and ignorance."
I like that. I think it could be turned into a good slogan or bumper sticker:
"Death, poverty, and ignorance won't stop Global Warming."
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
How To Be Happy
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Women Are Attracted To Two Types Of Men
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
What's The Big Deal About Gas Prices?
Gas prices cut into the disposable income of the lower 60% of earners, who have less disposable income to begin with. So you are affecting a lot more people, and people who are affected more.
We have a NY Times opinion piece with no support for their opinion and no evidence that the situation that is the subject of their opinion even exists. Hacks.
Tax the Poor
Personally, I don't think that eliminating taxes is going to encourage people to vote more. They system will not increase the power of the voting block (a very idealogically diverse block) affected. Also, I don't see taxes as a major factor in people's decisions to advocate spending with the current system, and I don't see voters as having much influence on politicians' spending decisions under the current system. In anycase, failsafes can be designed into the system to prevent that from happening and to scrap the system if it does.
If a progressive tax policy encourages reckless spending, being that spending is a primary concern among voters and pundits, shouldn't we be advocating a tax hike that is focused on the masses. This should make voters more involved with how politicians are spending our money.
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Simplified Tax Policy
1. One Flat Tax Rate for income.
2. Another (lower) Flat Tax Rate for investment income.
3. One, and only one, deduction: A standard deduction, of the per capita GDP, for every individual.
No taxes until you make over $42,000.
Married, no taxes until $84,000.
Incentive to have a child for every additional $42,000 of income.
The only way for businesses to take advantage of the deduction is to hire more employees. Companies have incentive to hire more workers, especially for jobs with salaries $42,000 and below. There is also incentive to pay employees with families more.
What do you think?
Saturday, May 06, 2006
Correlation vs Causation
Bush's approval is down because he is unwilling to do his job: Stand-up to Congress and Lead.