Are You Better Off?

“If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”  -President Barack Obama, NBC, February 2009. I’m going to make this very simple. As of December 2008 (That is, the last month of the Bush Presidency) -Unemployment: 7.1 %  -Workforce Participation Rate: 65.8%  -Number of Individuals Below the…

Math in the Postmodern Age

This just might be my shortest blog ever. But, the point needs to be made! The media was abuzz today with the news that unemployment has fallen to 8.5%. First of all, that’s worth celebrating? 8.5% unemployment in a nation of 300 some million people merits a ticker-tape parade? I think not. But that’s not…

Stimulus: Reloaded

In a forum generally left for major events; that is, State of the Union addresses, declarations of war, etc., the President took the podium Thursday evening to pitch his jobs plan to the nation.  Rather, he took the podium this evening in front of a Joint Session of Congress to pitch his first major campaign…

The Soup Lines of the 21st Century

The markets plummeted yesterday in the worst single day slump since 2008. All the while, the President continues to blame everyone and everything but his own ideas. It must be hard for the mainstream media; after all, they must be running out of ways to excuse away his policy failures. I suppose after two “recovery”…