On Here Is Your Open Thread

Just saw this and can't express how disappointed this makes me. Doesn't inspire alot of confidence in our ability to prevent another recession if one of the organizations won't attract quality people: http://dailycaller.com/2014/05/25/government-agency-scraps-employee-ratings-to-avoid-discrimination/

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 2:35 pm 0

On Monday Link Round-Up: Class Matters; Are Belts (and Fathers) Undervalued?

If it had been an article about whether mothers matter, there would have been a million "think pieces" here and at the usual suspects (Gawker, Slate, Atlantic). Does the NYT matter? I would argue alot of times it doesn't with these BS articles. Although its editorial page is always good for a laugh.

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 11:22 am 0

On Seattle Uber Drivers Unionizing

Glad to see Uber and Lyft rising. Anything to break the stranglehold that inefficient cab companies and city governments have had on this industry.

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 6:37 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

@Allison Money well spent! Tough end to the season. But can't wait till next year!

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 10:31 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

@Allison You didn't drown your sorrows after the Hawks OT Loss?!?! That's where all of my weekend spending went.

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 6:27 pm 0

On How Do We Feel About Billionaire Philanthro-Capitalists?

@Chris2098 It's also authoritarian for people to dictate how others should spend the money that they earned. Especially when these people are DONATING this money. Not spending it on some luxury yacht, mansion, etc. Alot of good comes out of the billions donated to non-profits, charity. Not much comes out of the peanut gallery that is knee-jerk anti-rich white people.

Posted on June 1, 2014 at 6:23 pm 0

On The True Cost of College: -$500,000

I think this will remain the case but that $500K number will get smaller the longer the college debt problem keeps ballooning.

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 9:45 pm 0

On Job of the Day: Be Hillary Clinton And Then Do a Speaking Engagement

Nice job if you can get it. What exactly did she accomplish as Secretary of State? Besides flying around alot?

Posted on May 26, 2014 at 10:37 am 0

On The $10,000 Bachelor's Degree

@stuffisthings Ha, not at all. But Germany didn't spend like a drunken sailor on a bloated and inefficient public sector (Theirs is actually pretty well run). Research why they are so reluctant to bail out the southern European countries who weren't responsible with their finances. And BTW, Germany is just one country in Europe. As large and powerful as it is, it does not represent all of Europe.

Posted on May 24, 2014 at 12:05 pm 0

On Here Is Your Open Thread

I don't think I've ever seen or heard of a great commencement speech...until this one. Man, I wish I was a Longhorn this year! http://www.utexas.edu/news/2014/05/16/admiral-mcraven-commencement-speech/

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 9:12 pm 0