|You Are Eric|
| You are cool, calculating, and very hard to read. Power is your only concern. |
People find you extremely intimidating but also very fascinating. Others are drawn to your strength. You see most humans as pawns in your game. The only people you respect are those who have more power than you.
You are aggressive and a go-getter. You're not content to sit around and let things happen. You like to make things happen.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
The Chart That Should Accompany Every Discussion of Deficits - James Fallows - Politics - The Atlantic
Why does this chart matter? Because it makes clear, in that wonderful "worth 1,000 words" way, two realities that are fundamental to sane discussion of public finance, but that most of the public doesn't realize and that the Republican leadership is actively working to obscure. They are:- The very large, but temporary and self-limiting, expenditures for TARP and other measures proposed by both the Bush and Obama administrations to avoid a second Great Depression, plus Obama stimulus spending. And;- The very large, but permanent and worsening, budgetary impact of the "Bush tax cuts" -- which when first proposed back in the pre-9/11 era, were supposed to end in 2010 and were in response to what back then seemed to be the "problem" of a burgeoning surplus in federal accounts! Since "extending" those cuts just sounds like business as usual, I think it is hard for most people to envision the profound and growing effect they have. The chart above helps toward that end -- and doesn't even go into how heavily those cuts are skewed to the "haves" of society. Last year Austan Goolsbee had a marvelous chart of his own on that point.
And as a bonus half-point, the chart clarifies that budget problems would be on the path to self-correction, if the Bush cuts had lapsed as originally planned.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
MRI image: this is your (or somebody's) brain having an orgasm.
Further study of the orgasm - and the PreFrontalCortex's role - will offer much needed insight into how we might use thought alone to control other physical sensations, such as pain.via newscientist.com
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Some of the income differences probably stem from culture. Some faiths place great importance on formal education. But the differences are also self-reinforcing. People who make more money can send their children to better schools, exacerbating the many advantages they have over poorer children.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
"My own experience,” she said, “was that the treatment by the Peace Corps was worse than the rape.”
The women ...want Congress to pass legislation requiring, among other things, that the Peace Corps develop “sexual assault response teams” to collect forensic evidence and provide emergency health care and advocacy for victims after attacks.
Read the article on nytimes.com
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Read the entire interview on examiner.com