run the numbers

September 26, 2008 at 4:25 pm (politics) (, , )

whoa.  not a lot of politics in my blog.  But this caught my eye.  Scott Westerfeld ,one of my favorite  authors, ran  the numbers for the economy — trying to see which party  has done better,over time, if any.

I was surprised

Maybe there is a science to the economy.

Do the Math

I skimmed  the post by the creator of Gossip girls.  Not  a lot I can relate to, ( I don’t watch that show) , but she did say Registrar to vote — so she’s got some good advice.

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4 Comments

  1. jb said,

    Oh that was interesting…K should see this in light of her econ class..

  2. egb63 said,

    I’d like her take

  3. Kari said,

    Interesting stuff, it leaves me wanting to know other things – like what was the unemployment rate during the Rs vs Ds? And where were the new jobs created?

    I have a couple of questions on the current economic bailout question like what’s the real cost to the program? If we put in a monitoring program (essential I think), what’s the loss of productivity?

    And the thing that most disturbs me about 2 pres. candidates discussing the economic crisis is no discussion on educating people. I’m thinking that a mandatory class in HS should be basic household budgeting. Maybe the Save and Invest website (http://www.saveandinvest.org/index.htm) needs to be expanded beyond for the military and those over 55+. This website and the educational program that went with it was funded over a lawsuit against investment companies that targeted the military and used unscrupulous practices.

    I feel asleep during the debate last night, but my basic take on what I saw last night was M needs to talk more specifics about his economic plan and O needs to get off his high horse about the fact that he didn’t vote to go into Iraq and tell us what he would do about it now without demolishing the recent gains and leaving Iraq vulnerable to it’s more aggressive and currently more militarily capable neighbors. I guess I’ll have to watch the rest of the debate on line.

  4. egb63 said,

    I watched it all. Pretty much you nailed it. and this should have been M’s debate — he legitimately has more experience in foreign policy. It didn’t help that every time he disagreed with Obama he said ” but you don’t understand” .

    Oddly– i had nightmares last night — I don’t remember them , but they were influenced by the debate.

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