When economists claim that they have special competence to discuss the implications of income inequality toward social attitudes or progress, they are behaving as quacks. Paul Krugman apparently has done alot of this. There is no reason that anyone should take his credentials as evidence of his competence to discuss the implications of income inequality for progress. The fact that he has gotten so much media attention is but one more example of liberal media bias and incompetence.
Via Maria, Another Academic Shuns Carter and His Center Update A friend just emailed this, via LGF, Carter Center Board Members Resign Over Palestine Book
Fourteen members of an advisory board at the Carter Center resigned today, concluding they could “no longer in good conscience continue to serve” following publication of former President Jimmy Carter’s controversial book, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.”
Bremmer, Rumsfeld, and others in the Bush administration have been discussing an oil trust for years. Now Hillary’s trying out the idea.
Hardselling the Dems
From Grandma in charge of the Nanny State (h/t Larwyn)…
Changing Diapers, Serving Leftovers, and Caring for the Country in a Single Bound: Nancy Pelosi Capitalizes on Motherhood and Apple Pie
… to Obama on the beach. Betsy asks
People Magazine sports a picture of the Senator swimming in Hawaii. He’s right up there with pictures of Penelope Cruz and Hugh Jackman in their bathing suits. Does this qualify as overexposure of Obama or new method of getting the women’s vote?
Not this woman’s vote. And in any case, Hugh’s way ahead of Obama in the swimsuit issue. Way, waaay ahead. Compare and contrast:
I blog. You decide.
I just hope we won’t be getting any more candidates playing football. Sooner or later, those candidates lose the burger vote.
Nidra Poller reports on The latest from Paris (France, not Hilton): Homeless chic
One hundred days from the presidential elections, what is on the mind of an aspiring world power like France? The nuclear threat from Iran? The Hizballah putsch fomenting in Lebanon? War between Fatah and Hamas? The defeat of Islamists in Somalia? The rise of populism in South America? The impending death of Castro in Cuba? The ongoing massacre in Darfur? The future of the European Union?
I always liked Morticia better, but Yvonne de Carlo was a wonderful actress. She was great in The Captain’s Paradise (and Alec Guinness can cut a rug – who knew?)
If you’re looking for the latest Rosie-The Donald news, you’re at the wrong blog.