A Real Conversation that Actually Happened

The other night, my wife and I were in bed. She told me she had bought a new kind of cat food and was surprised to see it was made by Dick Van Patten. I asked her how many cans she bought. She asked me why. “Well, I figure about eight should be enough,” IContinue reading “A Real Conversation that Actually Happened”

It’s the Stupidity, Economists

The old Clinton campaign adage, it’s the economy, stupid, is obnoxious, off-putting and smug. It’s also wrong. It should read like this: the economy is stupidity. It’s about stupid things sold in stupid ways by stupid people to other stupid people. Capitalism’s success, at every level, is dependent stupidity. A property owner sells land on the bet thatContinue reading “It’s the Stupidity, Economists”