"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

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Know Thy Enemy

Really, Mr. Chait, Really? by Greg Mankiw
On July 1st, Mankiw who advises Romney and was CEA Chair for George W. Bush, will be rewarded for his schoozing on behalf of the one percent* and will become chairman of the Harvard econ department.

The upside is that he'll be blogging less. For example just the other day he posted a Dilbert cartoon strip. I've always hated Dilbert with a burning passion. When ever someone likes Dilbert, it's a bad sign.

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* For instance in the famous 2008 Summers econ memo to Obama, Mankiw denied to say that any stimulus was needed. And this is who Harvard choses to head their econ department?

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