Archive for February, 2004

Transport Blog

Friday, February 20th, 2004

Patrick Crozier argues facts are not as important as beliefs.

Celebrating Frederick Douglass

Thursday, February 19th, 2004

Timothy Sandefur has a post celebrating the life of Frederick Douglass.

Incumbents Suck

Thursday, February 19th, 2004

Justin Logan gives his top 10 reasons to vote against Bush.


Thursday, February 19th, 2004

The problem with Kerry is he’s just your average sleazeball politician. I can’t even get angry with him for railing about the “Special Interests.” No, I’m angry at the American people and my fellow Democrats for buying this crap. I’m angry at us. Can you imagine believing someone parading around in those suits, having married an heiress worth well over a hundred million, living in a Georgetown mansion with umpteen bedrooms is an enemy of the “Special Interests”? He is the “Special Interests.” You’d have to be an imbecile not to see that.

-Roger L. Simon

CDs are loss leaders

Wednesday, February 18th, 2004

Tyler Cowen has a post on CDs as loss leaders. Tyler Cowen cites this as a partal reason behind Tower Records bankruptcy. Quote:

Loss leader CDs push music in a more mainstream direction. The impulse buy is for the TV, the musical purchase is planned, which favors established stars with new releases. Sudden impulse buys of unknown musical products, by definition, do not bring people into the store. In essence consumers have decided they would rather bundle hit musical releases with TV sets and computers (the Best Buy model), than with more obscure musical releases (the Tower model).

Allegedly This is A Post

Wednesday, February 18th, 2004

Julian Sanchez has some thoughts on the use of the word allegedly

Link via Jim Henley

Industrial Production Rose 0.8 Percent

Tuesday, February 17th, 2004

The AP reports that Industrial Production Rose 0.8 Percent in January.

The low culture interview: Stanley Bostitch Model B440 stapler

Tuesday, February 17th, 2004

Low Culture has an interview with a stapler

link via The Blueprint – Views – Straight Talk – Retiring Senator Stood Up for Principles

Thursday, February 12th, 2004

Radley Balko celebrates Retiring Senator Peter Firzgerald. Fitzgerald is one of the few Senators willing to stand up against pork, even in his own state.

Catchers Make Bad Managers

Tuesday, February 10th, 2004

Dave Pinto looks at the stats and finds that catchers tend to make bad managers in baseball.