• Promises, Promises

    by  • April 12, 2013 • Economics • 0 Comments

    The US, at least, is a nation hung up on promises. The promise of free medical care. The promise of a comfortable retirement. the promise of 10% stock market returns. The promise of security. They’re all false. But we collectively tell each other these lies and act as if we can make them come...

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    Updating 2MiHB Podcasts

    by  • April 1, 2013 • 2 Mexicans in HB • 0 Comments

    I’m optimizing the podcast audio files to download quicker with minimal quality loss… these are simply talk shows, after all! Although iTunes may still report the old size, from now on all references to the audio files will be using these smaller, optimized files.

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    The State of the State

    by  • July 7, 2011 • Introduction • 0 Comments

    In Douglas Adams’ The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Ford Prefect and Arthur Dent are on prehistoric Earth, surrounded by telephone sanitizers and management consultants that had declared the leaf legal tender. They had all become immensely rich. But the availability of the abundant cash left a new problem:  inflation.  That meant it...

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