Archive for October, 2010

BofA Says Foreclosure Issues Resolved

I was going to write a post about a little bit of sanity seemingly returning to the blogosphere with regard to foreclosuregate when Bank of America made this announcement. Via the WSJ: Bank of America Corp. on Monday began preparing new affidavits for 102,000 pending foreclosure actions where court approval is required, applying new signatures […]

Putting People In Their Place

A very lazy post this evening, nevertheless two really on point thoughts from others to point you to. First, Greg Mankiw exposes Barney Frank as a rank politician not afraid to completely ignore history and his recorded statements (full disclosure, I disagree with most of what Frank says but like him in the same way […]

Looking Beyond The Foreclosure Hysteria

After a week of mass media hysteria there are at least a couple voices of reason starting to speak out with regard to the foreclosure crisis. Steven Pearlstein writing in the WaPo adds some needed perspective. Listening to the fiery rhetoric about the mortgage mess emanating from politicians this week, you’d think that big bad […]

Subsidizing The White House’s Solar Panels

Mike Mandel commenting on the Obama administration’s decision to install solar panels on the White House posted this chart(click for larger view). He noted that there was a lack of logic in the move and then went on to suggest a rationale for the move: So the government is borrowing this money from overseas, basically,  to increase […]

Quit Whining

Louis C.K.’s funny bit on how we bitch about the most amazing things. It’s funny and also a good reminder of what an amazing world we actually live in.

The Democrats Can’t Think Outside Their Box

If you’re looking for a little weekend reading that will challenge you a bit then you could do much worse than Walter Russell Mead’s post on why the Democratic Party’s model won’t work in the 21st Century. He tackles the conundrum as to why at a time of economic distress the Democratic Party’s traditional big […]

A Look Behind Some Of The Unemployment Numbers

By now you all know the employment numbers for September were disappointing to say the least. Unemployment stuck at 9.6% and private sector job growth of 64,000 — not enough to even keep up with population growth. Here’s a link to the WSJ’s roundup of economists’ reactions. But there were a couple of bits of […]