Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

More Fog From Mitt and Co.–(this time on jobs)

October 16th, 2012

When I first heard that Gov Romney’s econ team was touting that Mitt’s program would generate 12 million jobs over four years, I went to a few long term forecasts–forecasts, mind you, that were totally independent of who won the election–and found that one prominent one predicted exactly that: 12 million jobs, having nothing to… Read more

The Immense Challenge of Defeating the Shape-Shifters

October 13th, 2012

In science-fiction, among the toughest villains to defeat are the shape-shifters, the bad guys who can pose as…anyone.   I’m recalling a scene in the first Terminator movie (I think) where the alien killer from the future morphs into the kid’s parents, who of course he trusts.  How do you go after someone if you can’t… Read more