January 2012 Archives

No Room For Doubt

By Anthony on January 31, 2012 3:32 PM

A second post before the month ends. I am in bed - been sick as a dog. But managed to find her (Lianne La Havas):

You can get it on iTunes: Lost & Found - EP - Lianne La Havas

"That's not envy, that's math."

By Anthony on January 12, 2012 7:41 PM

Best line of the young New Year so far goes to Matthew Yglesias (writing about Mitt Romney):

There's a sense that a lot of us have that our public policy ought to be aiming to produce large gains for everyone. You often hear that for one reason or another the United States "can't afford" this or that. We "can't afford" to pay people Social Security benefits. We "can't afford" to build high-speed trains. We "can't afford" to give everyone early childhood education. But why can't we afford this stuff? Are we a poor country? No, we're not. We're one of the richest countries that's ever existed. Are we a poorer country than we used to be? No, we're not. But a very large share of the gains we've made over the past three decades have gone to a relatively small number of people. If the gains had been broadly shared, then the burden of paying for that basic infrastructure and public services would have to be very broadly shared. But the gains have been very concentrated, and so if we're going to afford that stuff, a large share of the revenue has to come from the people who've gotten the money.

That's not envy, that's math.


By Anthony on January 5, 2012 11:59 AM


Me in 2011

By Anthony on January 1, 2012 6:10 PM

This is the output from my Everyday app on my iPhone. I started somewhere in March and got nearly a photo a day after that. Look close and you may see yourself in there.

Happy New Year -

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