Monthly Archives: September 2013

Don’t Know much about History: Ron Reagan, War Criminal

Finally–someone (in the form of Stephen Colbert) called out Bill O’Reilly for constantly bringing up Ronald Reagan in all the discussion of Obama’s reaction to Syria’s alleged poison gas attack. I don’t take Bill-o terribly seriously anyway, but since the memes about Reagan are constantly being picked up, let’s be clear: Reagan inarguably made the […]

The August Jobs Report and S17

Last month, the US added a net 169,000 jobs. There was also some downward revision for the employment stats of the month of July. Once the revisions are added in, the actual average job creation over the past three months has been at 148,000 a month–that’s a rounding error away from covering simple population growth, […]

Where have I been?????

It’s a rough couple weeks here in my part of Brooklyn. My beloved computer gave up the ghost, doing serious damage to the hard drive when a virus clean went awry. An amazing (and non-data related) physical viral infection came down on our heads like an avenging angel, withering everyone in the household for days […]