Archive for Conspiracy

Carlin and Hicks

Whoa I’ve never heard this particular Hicks routine. Some kids at the Des Moines C4L event know that after I get two drinks in me, my views are quite similar. (Careful some naughty words sprinkled throughout this. HT2 LRC.)

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He’s a Crafty Devil

My favorite line from The Usual Suspects is when Verbal explains about Keyser Soze, aka “the Devil”: He is supposed to be Turkish. Some say his father was German. Nobody believed he was real. Nobody ever saw him or knew anybody that ever worked directly for him, but to hear Kobayashi tell it, anybody could […]

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Why Some of Us Are Really Suspicious of the Banks

No joke, the elusive von Pepe and I literally sent each other the same FRED chart in crossed emails, because we saw different bloggers mentioning it. The chart shows a huge spike in US government securities held by commercial banks. It looked familiar, so I decided to overlay the CPI: Now of course, correlation doesn’t […]

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Naomi Wolf Doing Her Part

I was thrilled to see Lew Rockwell post another interview with Naomi Wolf. (In their last one, you could see it finally dawn on her why “right wingers” might oppose government control of education besides them hating literacy and/or minority children). In this interview, Wolf says she is moving from being a progressive to a […]

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Krugman Lets the Cat Out of the Bag?

Remember in 1984 that there was one Party enthusiast who was so dogmatic and zealous for Big Brother that they had to take him out? I wonder if that’s Paul Krugman. He is almost charmingly transparent in his advocacy of bigger government. For example, check out this blog post on financial regulation, with the revealing […]

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Stock Market Shenanigans

I felt like some old-school angry white man ranting and tuned in to Michael Savage on the way home from my lecture on banking. He said he couldn’t believe everyone had just accepted that there was a computer glitch and that’s why the stock market tanked (briefly) last week. Savage claimed that the circuit breakers […]

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Admiral Ackbar on Martin Wolf

“It’s a trap!” Martin Wolf is the guy who asked an apparently innocent question about whether the Austrians had the best business cycle theory. It was Wolf’s post that led to the Krugman and DeLong critiques of ABCT. Hey that’s cool, Mr. Wolf is just giving the Austrians a fair shake, right…? Bob Roddis sends […]

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