Great Comment From the Zman Blog

http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=16275

 

Warren’s first salvo is a wealth tax, which will be some sort of levy on those with assets over $50 million. This will be in addition to the regular income tax and she says it will raise $2.75 trillion over 10 years. That’s like saying the plan will allow Big Foot to finally get the unicorn he always wanted. Politicians love making ten year projections, despite the fact no one believes them. It’s just a way for the actors, our rich people hire to run for office, to sound like they are something other than actors. It’s part of the role.

http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=16275#comment-88243

LineInTheSand

I support a wealth tax on the very wealthy although I don’t support Warren.

I used to believe that business men were national treasures and that any wealthy person must have learned right wing lessons. Today most very wealthy people are enemies of my people and the jobs that they create are for immigrants and foreigners.

I support this policy because it hurts my enemies. Don’t tell me that if we attack them then they will attack us. Their attack on us is already unrestrained. We’d be better off if they left our country.

College Debt Is The Nightmare Millennials Can Never Wake Up From

 

Sorry, but mostly not sorry. Your mother and aunt failed you by being accomplices to fraud perpetrated on you by the Education Industry. Sounds like she plans on running away to Panama. Hope her creditors saw that story and got her passport revoked.

Don’t Cry For Government Workers Who Are Better Paid Than You Are

 

But, in all cases I’ve encountered, these reports neglect to mention that on average, civilian federal workers make 17 percent more than similar workers in the private sector, according to a 2017-2018 report by the Congressional Budget Office. That’s total compensation, so we’re including both wages and benefits.

Considering that a year is 52 weeks long, an average federal worker would need to be completely without any income for nearly 9 weeks in order to just be reduced to equal standing with a similar private-sector worker. (17 percent of 52 weeks is 8.84 weeks.)

http://planetfreewill.com/furloughed-federal-employees-are-still-paid-more-than-you/

Now it used to be true that government work didn’t pay as well as the private sector, but that hasn’t been the case for a LONG time now in most fields. So, no need shed any tears for the furloughed non-essentials who should have banked more of their tax-payer funded wages for just such an “emergency”. Considering they’ll get paid for not even showing up, its difficult to see how this is even a story. Oh, that’s right, the media are all Democrats.

 

Federal civilian workers with no more than a high school education earned 34 percent more, on average, than similar workers in the private sector.

That’s just wages. They get far more in terms of benefits like healthcare and vacation time:

Average benefits were 93 percent higher for federal employees with no more than a high school education than for their private-sector counterparts.

Fuck’em.

“It’s (Macroeconomics) no better than astrology.”

https://www.isegoria.net/2019/01/macroeconomics-is-a-combination-of-voodoo-complex-systems-and-politics/

The further I get, the more I realize macroeconomics is a combination of voodoo complex systems and politics. You can find macroeconomists that take every side of every argument. I think that discipline, because it doesn’t make falsifiable predictions, which is the hallmark of science, because it doesn’t make falsifiable predictions, it’s become corrupted.

You see, this guy gets it. Economists make shit up just like psychologists.

Oh, So You’re An Idiot Too…

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-01-14/debating-ocasio-cortez-s-70-percent-proposal-what-are-taxes-for?cmpid%3D=socialflow-twitter-economics&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_content=economics&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Noah: The most important thing we need to be spending more money on is the transition to green energy. Ocasio-Cortez has laid out an ambitious plan to replace most fossil-fuel energy with carbon-free sources by 2030, called the Green New Deal. Upgrading the electrical grid to compensate for the intermittency of solar and wind, building electric vehicle charging stations, decommissioning coal plants and replacing them with wind and solar — it will all require a lot of money and resources. But in the end it’ll be worth it, not just for fighting climate change but for the country’s technological and infrastructure future. That seems like something that Tyler would endorse, given the focus on growth, technology, and environmental protection in his new book, “Stubborn Attachments.” So that’s what we need to be raising tax revenues in order to fund.

Most “economists” really do seem to be tin-plated morons, and yet they hold incredible influence on public policy in this country and others.

Flossing Causes Testicular Cancer

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6572839/Flossing-Oral-B-Glide-causes-build-toxic-chemicals-body-cause-cancer.html

Flossing with Oral B Glide is linked to the toxic build-up of cancer-causing chemicals in the body, research suggests.

Scientists found using the go-to brand as part of your oral-health regimen is associated with a higher level of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals in the bloodstream.

PFAS – which are added to everything from non-stick pans and carpets for their grease-resistant properties – have been linked to kidney and testicular cancer, as well as reduced semen quality and inflammatory bowel disease.

Well, because EVERYTHING gives you cancer now. Seriously, I use this fucking brand everyday. FUCK!!! I just bought 2 more packs last weekend and my kids brought some home from the dentist this week.

Next they’re going to tell me there’s a problem with my RADIUM brand toothbrush.