"It is easy to confuse what is with what ought to be, especially when what is has worked out in your favor."
- Tyrion Lannister

"Lannister. Baratheon. Stark. Tyrell. They're all just spokes on a wheel. This one's on top, then that's ones on top and on and on it spins, crushing those on the ground. I'm not going to stop the wheel. I'm going to break the wheel."

- Daenerys Targaryen


"The Lord of Light wants his enemies burned. The Drowned God wants them drowned. Why are all the gods such vicious cunts? Where's the God of Tits and Wine?"

- Tyrion Lannister


"The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace. They never are."

- Jorah Mormont


"These bad people are what I'm good at. Out talking them. Out thinking them."

- Tyrion Lannister


"What happened? I think fundamentals were trumped by mechanics and, to a lesser extent, by demographics."

- Michael Barone

"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to."
- Dorothy Parker

Monday, November 28, 2011



He reads like an Ezra Klein column during the health care reform debate except at the end he seems to be flogging a President Romney /Glen Hubbard voucher alternative to Obamacare. Samuelson may exit my rogues gallery if he keeps this up. In his column he mentions OECD figures which shows how they can be good technocrats. In response to a Krugman blog post I mentioned how they have recently been bad technocrats who pushed the expansionary austerity snake oil. Here, Krugman writes about how the OECD has come to realize the urgency of the situation in Europe and so are once again good technocrats.


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