Our Republican President*:
“This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable. The principle that people of all faiths are welcome in this country, and will not be treated differently by their government, is essential to who we are.”Reason. It's scary stuff.
I don't make a lot of political predictions, but I'm a-gonna make this one. Germany's response to and success with the economic crisis will somehow be used by some old-Chicago-school douchetard to disprove Keynes. Somehow government spending will become not government spending. That's gonna be interesting to watch.
“We’re moving from a conspicuous consumption — which is ‘buy without regard’ — to a calculated consumption,” says Marshal Cohen, an analyst at the NPD Group, the retailing research and consulting firm.
Wait a minute -- how is conspicuous consumption buying "without regard"? The whole point of conspicuous consumption is calculated consumption.
*Republican circa 1972, but still.