SUNG TO THE TUNE OF “THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN'”

You keep saying you’ve got something for me.
something you call fastballs, but confess.

You’ve been tearin’ somethin’ you shouldn’t be tearin’
ya know it’s the Ulnar Collateral Ligament.

This dirt is made for rubbing, and that’s just what we’ll do
one of these days we’ll rub our gritty dirt all over you.

You keep hangin’ when you oughta be sliding
and you keep losin’ velocity as well.

You keep slurvin’ when you oughta be curving.
Not even a week for your ligament to rest.

This dirt is made for rubbing, and that’s just what we’ll do
one of these days we’ll rub our gritty dirt all over you.

You keep throwin’ when you shouldn’t be throwing
and you keep thinkin’ that you’ll never get hurt.

Ha! I just found me a brand new gritty lunch pail YEAH
and I’m rubbin’ all over your UCL with dirt.

Are you ready dirt? Start rubbin’!

SUNG TO THE TUNE OF “THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN'”

Money Financed Deficits Have the Same Future Tax Obligations As Bond Financed Deficits

Over at Worthwhile Canadian Initiative, Nick Rowe wonders how much of a deficit would need to be money-financed as opposed to bond-financed. I say it doesn’t matter how you finance the deficit, what matters is the time path of interest rates (which is independent of how the deficit is financed).

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Money Financed Deficits Have the Same Future Tax Obligations As Bond Financed Deficits

A Little Bit of Treason

Like the public, I am conflicted about Snowden.

Clearly he’s a whistleblower, what he did required courage, and I have no reason to question his beliefs or motivations. Moreover, his revelations about government surveillance are very important and in some ways necessary for an informed debate about what our government is doing. I am better off knowing what I know. At the same time, we can’t have insiders scooping up mass documents and taking them out of security controls whenever they personally believe that they are serving the public’s interest.

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A Little Bit of Treason