Archive for October 1st, 2008

October 1st, 2008 by alephnaught

Low expectations, and she could be your next president

Not since Dan Quayle took the stage in 1988 have debate expectations for a major party candidate been as low as they will be on Thursday for Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska. (link to article) I would think this was funny if it didn’t affect me.  Sarah Palin could be our next vice president, meaning […]

October 1st, 2008 by alephnaught

Trust, liquidity, and the Great Depression too!

There’s a good article in today’s New York Times comparing some of the circumstances surrounding the Great Depression with what’s going on today, Lesson From a Crisis: When Trust Vanishes, Worry. The article talks about the lack of response to the early warning signs of the Great Depression and especially about the public’s view that […]