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Tue Mar 25

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TXObjectivist75 commented on an article. 2:44 PM

The Numbers That Worry Me

If a child can expect to earn $0.50 more than average based on the father's $1 more than average, you will basically revert to the mean within 3 generations. I'm not seeing how a permanent dynasty is going to form there.

Tue Mar 18

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TXObjectivist75 commented on an article. 2:23 PM

The Surprising State That's Providing a Big Boost to Obamacare Enrollment

"Selected" does not mean "Paid and Covered" And that's still a net loss of coverage or Americans when you factor the cancellations.

Thu Feb 27

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TXObjectivist75 commented on an article. 3:04 PM

Can Spider-Man Save Sony Pictures?

I hope it flops so Disney can buy back the rights and integrate Spiderman into the Marvel universe.

Wed Feb 26

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TXObjectivist75 commented on an article. 10:58 AM

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Will Be a Flop By Marvel Standards

"Virtual unknown Karen Gillan"? Seriously? Amy Pond alone will probably help boost the UK box office for this movie.

Tue Feb 18

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TXObjectivist75 commented on an article. 2:53 PM

The Greatest Warren Buffett Lesson I Ever Learned

Don't forget: "Vote Democrat!"

Fri Feb 7

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TXObjectivist75 commented on an article. 3:06 PM

How the Postal Service Can Earn $8.9 Billion a Year by Helping the Poor

I guess if you count zip codes in far west Texas, Montana, North Dakota etc, where the population density is measured in sq miles per person, instead of the other way around, that number makes some sense. However, I seriously doubt

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Wed Feb 5

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TXObjectivist75 commented on an article. 1:59 PM

Why America Stopped Driving

Telecommuting too.

Tue Feb 4

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TXObjectivist75 commented on an article. 2:46 PM

How Convenient Is Tesla's New Cross-Country Route?

This is the equivalent of Ford building gas stations.

Thu Jan 30

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TXObjectivist75 commented on an article. 2:36 PM

3 Things Minimum Wage Workers Need (Besides a Raise)

Meant to say increase unskilled unemployment rates.

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TXObjectivist75 commented on an article. 2:35 PM

3 Things Minimum Wage Workers Need (Besides a Raise)

Raising the minimum wage will: 1) increase unskilled employment rates 2) raise prices, essentially negating the PP of the raise 3) increase a drive towards automation and self service (been to a grocery store lately and used a human

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Tue Jan 28

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TXObjectivist75 commented on an article. 1:13 PM

Warren Buffett's Enormous Brainchild Goes Under the Microscope

Does anyone doubt that Obama's best buddy won't be a SIFI?

Mon Jan 27

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TXObjectivist75 commented on an article. 12:44 PM

Why Jeff Bezos Let Ezra Klein Leave The Washington Post

Could it be the fact that Klein is consistently wrong, and is probably laughed at more outside the Beltway than any aging columnists they have?

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TXObjectivist75 commented on an article. 12:40 PM

Why U.S. Business Cannot Afford to Ignore Unbalanced Politics

The Tea Party would be a safe, business-friendly government, just not one friendly to GE, Solyndra, GM, or other crony businesses.

And the Republican party of the mid 1990s was more Tea Party like than centrist.

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TXObjectivist75 commented on an article. 12:31 PM

Why U.S. Business Cannot Afford to Ignore Unbalanced Politics

$24Bil out of ~$16T works out to 0.15% not 1%. Not exactly a mortal wound to the GDP last year.

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TXObjectivist75 commented on an article. 12:14 PM

Why U.S. Business Cannot Afford to Ignore Unbalanced Politics

"This is initially unsurprising given the grassroots, anti-government spending focus of the Tea Party, which decries any dollar spent as a waste."

That's a totally fallacious argument. The TP doesn't

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Fri Jan 24

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TXObjectivist75 commented on an article. 2:32 PM

What Will it Take to Get Americans Buying Electric Cars?

The physics of an electric car will never change, and never be better than an ICE, hybrid, or fuel cell. 1,000 lb battery vs ~200lb max for a full tank of gas. 800lb less mass to carry around (and a gas tank gets lighter as the fuel

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TXObjectivist75 commented on an article. 2:07 PM

3 Popular Economic Warnings That Are So Much More Complicated Than They Look

Funny, I didn't even have to look at the byline to know which Fool wrote this. GDP just has to grow faster than the deficit huh? Isn't that a simple solution as well? Wave the magic GDP wand?

Plus the fact that

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Wed Jan 22

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TXObjectivist75 commented on an article. 2:12 PM

3 Pictures of Obamacare: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Is the enrollee number just actual, paid-up with a policy in force? Or does it include Medicaid signups and "policy selections" with no actual policy in force?

Mon Jan 20

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TXObjectivist75 commented on an article. 1:36 PM

The Deficit Is Vanishing. America Isn't As Broke As You May Think.

In real terms, the deficit is still higher by 70-80% than the highest deficit before Obama took office even after 5 years.

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TXObjectivist75 commented on an article. 1:20 PM

The Deficit Is Vanishing. America Isn't As Broke As You May Think.

Amazingly short term thinking. What happens to the deficit picture in 3-5 years if the average Treasury rate approaches the historical average of ~5%? You're looking at $1T+ in debt service alone (equal about to the revenues from

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