Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Speaking of the national debt: I like to check this site on occasion. It's an effective way to make me pessimistic about my child's economic future. Today's number is $7,121,028,831,834. By my rough and ready calculations that is enough stacked dollar bills to circle the globe at the equater about one and three-quarters times. (What a completely useless piece of information.) Almost as useless is the information that every citizen currently owes $24,257.35. If every citizen really owed that much then Congress would balance the budget in no time. The better question is how much of the income of citizens under the age of, say, thirty go towards the gigantic and growing debt?
Balanced Budget? We don't need no stinking balanced budget or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the National Debt :
From CQ.com's daily update:
Forget banning gay marriage, how about some movement on the Balanced Budget Amendment.
Monday, March 15, 2004
March Lameness Returns: It's time once again to crown a mythical national champion of college basketball. I won't go through the whole exercise again this year. Here and here are my reasons why March Madness is a no more useful way to choose a champion than polling.
Oh, and my Final Four picks this year are Duke, UConn, Georgia Tech, and Oklahoma State with Duke beating GT for the MNC.