The skies are blue, the garden is growing, school is ending, and the more Megan McArdle is mocked the more successful she becomes, which is why we have been avoiding her work and cultivating cucumbers, tomatoes and basil instead of snark. Fortunately McArdle does not believe in working on weekends or holidays, so there is not a enormous backlog to go through.
Do Marginal Tax Rates Matter? Raising taxes on the rich is futile. Why bother trying?
The Housing Market Is Not Rapture Ready Here is a link to another blogger who says something amusing.
Feeling Wealthy Vs Being Wealthy The rich aren't as rich as you think they are. For instance, I cannot afford to hire a landscape gardener because I am paying for a lavish wedding, honeymoon in Hawaii, new house and home remodeling. It's just so limiting.
Finding Good Drugs Is Harder Than It Sounds The pharmaceutical industry is just fine the way it is and I will quote a drug company CEO to prove it.
Financial Biological Determinism Professors have too much money. Why should academics have so much money when they hate money? People like me should have more money, not academics. "Besides, academics, like journalists, have developed sour grapes to a high art: they quickly learn to regard expensive possessions as somewhat vulgar."
Once Again, We Cannot Pay For Social Security By Ending The Bush Tax Cuts On High Earners Remember when I lied to everyone about the CBPP and its attempts to keep Social Security solvent? No? Good. Here are more lies.
The Budget Needs To Leave Room For Emergencies Oh noes!! Budget deficit!!!!!1111!! Panic!!!
Talking Points Memo: Do As I Say, Not As I Do Tee hee, those Democrats sure are hypocrites!
Measles Spreading In Massachusetts I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine, except when it benefits me and my prospective children.
Criminals And The Laws Of Supply And Demand I am forced by my inner demons to mention every time someone experiences credit or identity theft.
IRS Wants Access To Small Business Accounting System Leave small businesses alooooooooooone!!!
Crash Victims Lose Big In Auto Bailouts Bush's bank bailouts good. Obama's GM bailout bad.