Economics: Vegas Style!

The article, “Trading program sparked May ‘flash crash’” today (Oct 1, 2010) by Ben Rooney at CNNMoney.com confirms what I have feared for quite some time: there may be a good deal of ‘intelligence’ involved in the stock market, but very little wisdom. The article outlines how a computer program was monitoring a certain type of stock, which reached a …

Bipartisan Boondoggle

I am currently taking a class on Christianity and Capitalism at school. We’re looking at the underlying assumptions of economic systems (esp. capitalism) to see how they fit into a Christian worldview. While doing some research I ran across this interesting article by A. M. C. Waterman. He has some interesting stuff to say about our current economic situation and …

Healthy, Economical, Environmentally-friendly Microwave Popcorn

Wow, is that a mouthful! (pun intended) You’re going to love this tip and recipe. I love popcorn as a snack. However, we have never been able to find a popcorn popper that we are happy with. We, like many I would guess, did the microwave popcorn thing. That always bothered me on several fronts. First, have you ever read …

Have we figured out what hit us?

For anyone still wondering how the U.S. got into the economic mess it is now entangled in, this entry is for you. Here is a hint, as put by Alan Pisarski in this Washington Post article. “You keep doing what you’re doing, and you just keep assuming that growth is going to go on forever. And then at some point …

Automaker bailout… an extremely dangerous trend!

With talk of a bailout of GM (General Motors) looming, I figured I had to make some kind of comment. In the past, I have commented several times in this blog about the poor management decisions of GM and other automakers. I noted that just about any person off the street would have seen the trends coming that have put …

If you hear an ‘oink’… duck!

Yes my friends, the time has come to be vigilant for low flying pigs. Why you ask? Well listen closely… very closely.. cause I’m only going to say this once. Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer said something that I actually agree with. Gasp! Ekk! Did I really just say that? Now, in case you haven’t been following along, it is really no …

Hysteria or Jealousy?

That is the question I have to ask of all the media hype over this new trojan horse type attack on OSX the last couple days. http://wiredblogs.tripod.com/cultofmac/index.blog?entry_id=1415489 (link removed – article no longer available) I wrote a response to this article as follows: From article: “One more thing: there was talk a while back that Apple’s move to Intel chips …