Comments: Hmmm

Your site, she is so groovy.

I'm still reading it, you know. ALL YOUR BLOG ARE BELONG TO ME. There's ranting to do in the private sector, too!

xo

kormantic

Posted by kormantic at August 12, 2003 06:06 PM

Ad national debt:Much as I agree with the spirit of Gates' article and the well-deserved criticism of the Chicago school, I would warn against too much focus on the figures for the national debt. I canīt develop the argument at length here but basically the national debt is not a problem as long as it is held by your own citizens and if it is foreign debt it is only a problem if the return on the borrowed and invested funds is smaller than the interest that has to be paid to other countries. National debt is not a bad thing per se. An analogy with private persons or families is irrelevant. Fiscal irresponsibility is rather a question of how you spend the government funds and also whom you ask to finance it. There is ample room for critizising the Bush regime on those grounds.

The main problem with the Chicago School is their absolute faith in and reliance on "the market forces" to solve each and every problem. The ridiculed proposal on "terrorist futures" is only a logical consequence of this ideology and I find it very hypocritical of the fiscal conservatives to criticize the Poindexter proposal which falls very nicely in line with present ideology. Not only in the US, I might add.

Se here also:New York not Pjonjang

Sorry for being so wordy.

Posted by Bengt at August 12, 2003 07:14 PM

The new site rocks, Anne. I'll be switching to a Movable Type site soon too, but mydesign is more stoic.

About your counter, maybe it's counting hits (which would include images) instead of specifically pages. Or maybe you're more widely read than you think.

Posted by Prometheus 6 at August 12, 2003 07:46 PM

Looks absolutely groovy Anne!

Now if I could only do something nice with the darn default Georgia Blue stylesheet....sigh...

Posted by Curtiss Leung at August 12, 2003 08:19 PM

Hey, even I figured out how to change the colors of things. :) Granted, I did it by messing with all the hex codes in my template until I found the one that changed the background, but eventually I got there!

Anyhow, blue is a good color. It's easy on the eyes.

Posted by Anne at August 13, 2003 11:45 AM