New York Times Publishes Op-Ed From 25-Year-Old Female "Economics Influencer" Absolving Biden of Blame for Economy and Instead Putting It Where It Belongs:
On the "Bad Vibes" The Public Is Putting Out About the Economy, Man

She says we're not in a recession.

Just a "vibe-cession."

And that's a real quote. That's a real thing the New York Time published as noteworthy economic commentary.

We are Serious Journalists. Please pay us money and give us Prizes now!

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Yes, this just sounds right to me.

Fox News reports on the New York Times' foray into the exciting new field of economic orgone energy.


A New York Times guest essay is taking heat for its insistence that "weird vibes in the economy" are setting the stage for a recession as economists and consumers alike say the recession has already arrived.

"The vibes in the economy are... weird. That weirdness has real effects," author Kyla Scanlon wrote Thursday.

Scanlon claimed the U.S. economy is less focused on reality and more focused on interpretations of reality, including how consumers react in response to talks of economic decline.

"When policy is more focused on indicators that might not fully reflect reality, and not on the silly and messy people whom the policy is meant to serve, we enter dangerous territory," she wrote.

"There is no recession yet. Right now we are in a 'vibe-cession' of sorts -- a period of declining expectations that people are feeling based on both real-world worries and past experiences."

Scanlon also blamed "noise" about the economy for the negative assumptions American consumers have formed, writing the economy is a testament of what people do and, when too much bad air conquers the circulating narrative, it can lead people to "expect the worst."

Despite indicators pointing to a recession, Scanlon claimed the recession has yet to arrive, and people are simply fearing the worst is yet to come, writing, "What people expect can soon end up happening, and right now, with worsening data, many people's expectations have come together to expect a recession. And those expectations could very well lead to one."

Scanlon's claims are true and novel. Except the true parts are not novel, and the novel parts are not true.

The true parts are the obvious, Basic Bitch economics parts. Yes, obviously, there is a consumer sentiment factor in mass economic behavior. That's why we measure consumer sentiment in the Consumer Sentiment Index.

People's feelings about the economy do substantially impact what the economy does. Or: People's feelings about the economy substantially make up the economy.

If people have the feeling the economy is strong, the economy will tend to be strong. If people have the feeling the economy is weak, the economy will tend to be weak.

This is all true... and extremely obvious.

Not worth saying, not worth printing, and not worth reading.

The novel part of her claim -- the part which is not true -- is her apparent belief and her implication that because some of the economy is based on feeling and sentiment, all of it is, and if we just had better feelings and sentiment, the economy would be better.

The vibes in the economy are ... weird. That weirdness has real effects. A recent study found that broader vibes do indeed drive what people do, with media narratives about the economy accounting for 42 percent of the fall in consumer sentiment in the second half of 2021.

Indicators like G.D.P. are important, but much of the time, the root of economic problems lies with expectations. When we think about things like inflation, financial conditions and monetary policy, it's best to frame them through people. And people are, of course, silly and messy. Far too many economists and experts forget that the economy is really a bunch of people "peopling" around and trying to make sense of this world.

Literally no economist or expert forgets that. I think it's just that that's one of the few economic ideas you're capable of understanding so you're pointing to it proudly saying, "Hey, I understand this part! Let's not forget about this!"

They're not forgetting about that.

It's just they also know much more than that.

Again: You're Basic Bitch. You'd have to struggle to be Mid.


When policy is more focused on indicators that might not fully reflect reality, and not on the silly and messy people whom the policy is meant to serve, we enter dangerous territory.

I think this is a Taylor Swift lyric. It's a diss track about Katie Perry.

There is no recession yet.

Yes there is.

Right now we are in a "vibe-cession" of sorts -- a period of declining expectations that people are feeling based on both real-world worries and past experiences.

It's not just about worries. There are objective facts involved here.

Things are off. And if they don't improve, we will have to worry about more than bad vibes.

She seems to forget -- or, rather, wants the reader to forget -- that the public hasn't just come by its "vibes" about the economy randomly, or irrationally. The public doesn't just have "bad vibes" about its purchasing power having declined because they just are in a funk. No, they have these "bad vibes" about declining purchasing power because their purchasing power has objectively declined, due to the fact that Biden pumped a trillion of new dollars into the economy and reduced the value of the dollars in people's pockets.

So then people get the "bad vibes" that food and fuel costs more, and that their paychecks are not keeping pace with the rising cost of living. This "bad vibe" just happens to track with objective economic reality.

People then have the "bad vibe" that maybe they should scale back unnecessary purchases because they don't have as much money as they used to. By spending less money, it is true, they are in fact contributing to an economic downturn -- but it's not just their "bad vibes," arising out of nowhere, that has produced this outcome. Their "bad vibes," their belief that they don't have as much money as they once did and their consequent lack of confidence about future economic security, is a very rational feeling based on, again, the objective economic reality that Biden has presented them with.

She writes as though if we all just believed that the economy were doing great, we could avoid the "bad vibes" that are causing this recession.

But the "bad vibes" aren't the first movers in this recessionary chain of events. It's the bad economic conditions which in turn are causing the "bad vibes" which in turn drive people to reduce spending which in turn weakens economic conditions further.

Dispelling the "bad vibes" from one's mind will not suddenly restore the money-to-goods scales to balanced.

She really, really, really is smitten with the Day Two of Economics idea that market psychology is part of economics and so is insisting that market psychology is all of economics.

It's not. Market psychology, like basic human psychology, is driven by tangible real-world factors. People don't just decide "Today I am happy." Usually there are real-world reasons pushing them down a happy path.

Why doesn't she just say what she really wants to say? This economy is perfect, except that Republican Witches are casting Spells of Binding on the economy. And the Good Witches have to cast Counter-Spells of Protection.


Now, I don't know this particular 25-year-old "economic influencer's" oeuvre, or why the Times was so taken with the expertise of a girl who had so expertly digested a single chapter in the first part of an economic textbook.

I imagine the reasons include things such as: The continuing need to deny that the recession which is obviously happening is happening at all, the need to provide happytalk pablum to stressed-and-depressed progressives giving up watching leftwing news channels and reading leftwing newspapers.

It could also be trying to give "Modern Monetary Theory" one last shock from the cardiac paddles. Modern Monetary Theory was progressives' and socialists' dream theory, the theory that said the government could print as much money as it liked and it would have no negative inflationary effect at all.* Why, the government could literally print us each a million dollars, and we'd just be millionaires.

What about inflation? There wouldn't be inflation! Because we wouldn't want there to be inflation!

Maybe this is the New York Times' attempting to live the motto of the Rocky Horror Picture Show: If you can dream it, you can live it. If we all just mutually agree "There is no spoon" -- "There is no inflation" -- "There are no bad vibes" -- we can wish this Modern Monetary Theory Luxury Socialism economy dream back into reality.

So come on, kids! If you want this economy to come back to life, say "I do believe in fairies, I do believe in fairies, I do believe in fairies," and clap three times!


141 How long until they change the definition of "vibe-cession"?
Posted by: Surfperch

LO-f'n-L.

* Alex in Exile says that's not what Modern Monetary Theory says. He says the claim is that only inflation should restrain government spending.

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Posted by: Ilhan Omar at August 05, 2022 03:09 PM (BJKQV)

2 Where the hell is Sponge!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 05, 2022 03:11 PM (lf83v)

3 I mean...okay.

Are journalists happy with the ridiculousness that is their profession now?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:11 PM (LvTSG)

4 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:11 PM (Zz0t1)

5 BTW. This "great" job market just got an all time high for people with multiple jobs. But yeah, please stop with the bad vibes.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 05, 2022 03:11 PM (QG3cQ)

6 Stupid slut.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:11 PM (DP9YX)

7 Lol, we got the Female Lebowski, "that bad economy is just, like, your opinion, man."

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 05, 2022 03:11 PM (Zf0+a)

8 Oh, thank God.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 05, 2022 03:11 PM (lf83v)

9 Again: You're Basic Bitch. You'd have to struggle to be Mid.

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Cruel.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:12 PM (LvTSG)

10 We have reached The Stupid Times, haven't we.....

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:12 PM (Zz0t1)

11 How do the Young People say, "You're harshing my mellow, man!" these days?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 05, 2022 03:12 PM (906pl)

12 Like, Ohmigawd, recession and stuff, right?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 03:12 PM (Ivdso)

13 Next time I’m at the gas station I’ll just send out good vibes to the pump. That should lower the price by $2 I think.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 05, 2022 03:12 PM (OalnH)

14 So, the conclusion is that Democrats give the people bad vibes which leads to recessions.

The solution is to never elect Democrats to power.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:12 PM (LvTSG)

15 "There is no recession yet. Right now we are in a 'vibe-cession' of sorts -- a period of declining expectations that people are feeling based on both real-world worries and past experiences."


The dollar isn't worth what it was 2 years ago. WTF does that mean to YOU, stupid?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:12 PM (Zz0t1)

16 And now for the accompanying graphic, a little piece I like to call "thirty seconds with MS Paint"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 03:13 PM (Ivdso)

17 Anyone seen Paolo lately?

https://tinyurl.com/3xez3cjk (goes to Breitbart)

Posted by: 496 at August 05, 2022 03:13 PM (VJsqe)

18 Don't be silly. Expectations have almost no effect on the economy, mostly because they are so short lived. The news cycle is constantly updating expectations and if bad things aren't actually happening, then "bad" expectations will revert to the mean. Bad economic events do not happen from bad expectations, bad expectations are formed from bad economic events.

Posted by: Earl Schlobodowicz at August 05, 2022 03:13 PM (P7Iz+)

19 So why aren't all the Dems running on how great the economy is?

You don't need a Build Back Better or an Inflation Reduction Act for a great economy.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 05, 2022 03:13 PM (Zf0+a)

20 15 The dollar isn't worth what it was 2 years ago. WTF does that mean to YOU, stupid?
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:12 PM (Zz0t1)

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I blame Brexit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:13 PM (LvTSG)

21 Recessions are now like women. Just a vibe.

Posted by: Haimerej at August 05, 2022 03:14 PM (r1Zqc)

22 My wife tells me she has seen FB posts telling us how Brandon's economy is the very bestest ever. Really.

Posted by: Eeyore at August 05, 2022 03:14 PM (TgBWG)

23 19 So why aren't all the Dems running on how great the economy is?

You don't need a Build Back Better or an Inflation Reduction Act for a great economy.
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 05, 2022 03:13 PM (Zf0+a)

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"This is the greatest economy ever, and we have to pass this $740 billion boondoggle to save us from it."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:14 PM (LvTSG)

24 "Economics influencer." Are you kidding me? That's a thing now?

Listen, toots: if you're a 25-year-old female with a nothing but a bunch of rocks in your head and a sheepskin in Woke Studies from some dirtbag college, the *only* thing you should be worried about influencing is activity in the trousers of men who might be interested in you. You have nothing to offer anyone else.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 03:14 PM (WWh8n)

25 Is this like talking to plants?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 05, 2022 03:14 PM (oi8Dv)

26 Things we can't explain because they don't align with our moronic communist narrative = Weird vibes.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 05, 2022 03:14 PM (lf83v)

27 >Are journalists happy with the ridiculousness that is their profession now?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:11 PM (LvTSG)

C,mon man, she's expressing 'her truth'...

Posted by: Heavy Meta at August 05, 2022 03:14 PM (gryET)

28 Well we are living the Bill and Ted's Excellent Presidency, so this fits.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at August 05, 2022 03:14 PM (oWBc3)

29 Ace, didn't the NYT do this same 'Negative waves are bad for the country" stunt when Obummer was Preznit?

Posted by: Gref at August 05, 2022 03:14 PM (AMIL/)

30 My guess is that someone on the NYT editorial board was having an affair with her and she had enough smarts to blackmail him into a guest op-ed.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at August 05, 2022 03:14 PM (TNyrE)

31 We need to draft the Beach Boys to fight the bad vibrations.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:14 PM (DP9YX)

32 22 My wife tells me she has seen FB posts telling us how Brandon's economy is the very bestest ever. Really.
Posted by: Eeyore at August 05, 2022 03:14 PM (TgBWG)

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"Do you believe this bullshit? This is hilarious. Thanks for the laugh."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:14 PM (LvTSG)

33 @nystupidopinion

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:15 PM (DP9YX)

34 Good grief - the op/Ed sounds like the kind of stupid shit I would write.

Posted by: Weasel at August 05, 2022 03:15 PM (0IeYL)

35 Everybody I know is only picking up good vibrations, economically. You provincial rubes just aren't smart enough to manage your financial affairs properly.

Posted by: Paul Krugman at August 05, 2022 03:15 PM (4I/2K)

36 In 2013, the economy was bad because of "phony scandals"

"With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball. And I am here to say this needs to stop. Short-term thinking and stale debates are not what this moment requires. Our focus must be on the basic economic issues that the matter most to you – the people we represent," Obama said.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 05, 2022 03:15 PM (BJKQV)

37 There is no inflation
Ok maybe a little inflation but it will be gone soon
Ok maybe it will be here a while
Ok maybe a long while
It is only hurting the rich
Only some of the middle class
It is Putins fault
It is Trumps fault
It is bad vibes fault

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 05, 2022 03:15 PM (OalnH)

38 NYT makes its living providing legitimacy to lies wine moms like to believe.


Posted by: havel at August 05, 2022 03:15 PM (PRDNR)

39 Here's the thing though. When you start with a really stupid, plainly false premise that only fools believe, then the only people who will write honestly in support of the idea are -- get this -- fools. You don't get Chaksandra Pindar writing a piece based on his PhD in economics, you get Bitsy Quirk writing with a crayon on the back of an adult coloring book page.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 03:15 PM (Ivdso)

40 Always look on the bright side of life!

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 05, 2022 03:15 PM (z94BK)

41 The MSM is now the WNBA of the truth

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 03:15 PM (us2H3)

42 She obviously doesn't have to pay for groceries for a family of 4 people, let alone 4 cats.

She needs to tell us who her sugar daddy/momma is, or if she is still living in her parent's basement.

Posted by: Scott_T at August 05, 2022 03:16 PM (2waQ7)

43 I paid for my dinner last night with good vibes.

The owner, however, demanded cash.

The police that arrived later agreed with that fascist.

I'm sure the judge will let me pay my bail with good vibes.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 05, 2022 03:16 PM (Zf0+a)

44 36 In 2013, the economy was bad because of "phony scandals"

"With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball. And I am here to say this needs to stop. Short-term thinking and stale debates are not what this moment requires. Our focus must be on the basic economic issues that the matter most to you – the people we represent," Obama said.
Posted by: 29Victor at August 05, 2022 03:15 PM (BJKQV)

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And all of Trump's scandals were real, and we had a booming economy.

The solution is to elect scandalous Republicans to be president.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:16 PM (LvTSG)

45 We are in a recession AND the labor market is crashing. The BLS is trying to juice the statistics to avoid that reality.

That, by the way, is a deadly economic combo.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 05, 2022 03:16 PM (QG3cQ)

46 Always with the negative waves.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 05, 2022 03:16 PM (ZLI7S)

47 "It's the Summer of Recovery!!!"
Joe Biden - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

Posted by: 29Victor at August 05, 2022 03:16 PM (BJKQV)

48 Ace, didn't the NYT do this same 'Negative waves are bad for the country" stunt when Obummer was Preznit?
Posted by: Gref at August 05, 2022 03:14 PM (AMIL/)
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"Always with the negative waves, Moriarty. Have a little faith, baby! Woof! Woof!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:16 PM (DP9YX)

49 I keep seeing ads for some app called " Smart News" I have a feeling it puts feel good leftist spin on all news. Just a guess....

Posted by: steevy at August 05, 2022 03:16 PM (NMHe5)

50 Ace is an all-time fisker. Fisk with a k.

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 03:16 PM (ZiV6b)

51 Is everything costing twice as much getting you down?

Try this one trick:

Get two jobs and you'll be still be able to afford everything you did before.

Follow me on social media for more useful economic advice!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 05, 2022 03:16 PM (GPqsW)

52 Why would they print this? The NYT exists to carry water for the left. There is no other reason.

Posted by: IanDeal at August 05, 2022 03:16 PM (MGjjz)

53 37 There is no inflation
Ok maybe a little inflation but it will be gone soon
Ok maybe it will be here a while
Ok maybe a long while
It is only hurting the rich
Only some of the middle class
It is Putins fault
It is Trumps fault
It is bad vibes fault


Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia

Posted by: havel at August 05, 2022 03:16 PM (PRDNR)

54 Bad vibes are so 70's, man.

Posted by: wth at August 05, 2022 03:16 PM (v0R5T)

55 The Horde Mind strikes again.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:16 PM (DP9YX)

56 The economy, man, is such a concept, like, bro......GROOVY man.....

Posted by: Shaggy With an Econ Degree at August 05, 2022 03:16 PM (Zz0t1)

57 We know that 20-somethings have a fetish for valuing their subjective "feelings" and "vibes" above all other considerations. This is that applied to economics. Who cares if objective criteria and evidence says you're in a recession? Do you feel like you're in a recession? Are you getting recession vibes? No? Then fuck it, there's no recession at all!

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 05, 2022 03:17 PM (iFTx/)

58 Would you say the NYT has a plethora of ridiculous bullshit to peddle?

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 05, 2022 03:17 PM (4I/2K)

59 52 Why would they print this? The NYT exists to carry water for the left. There is no other reason.
Posted by: IanDeal at August 05, 2022 03:16 PM (MGjjz)

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And Mitch McConnell still considers it the most important newspaper in the nation.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:17 PM (LvTSG)

60 Maybe they can have Madison Cornbread testify that OrangeManBad was going to put everyone in a bad mood so we'd have rilly bad inflation during Uncle Joe's administration.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 05, 2022 03:17 PM (llON8)

61 Kyla's a stupid bitch.

Posted by: CN at August 05, 2022 03:17 PM (VuQO/)

62 Isn't she precious?

What other bits of wisdom would this child like to bestow upon us?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at August 05, 2022 03:17 PM (IytoW)

63 Ace is an all-time fisker. Fisk with a k.
Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 03:16 PM (ZiV6b)



Fisker? He hardly KNEW her!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:17 PM (Zz0t1)

64 Every time a see a woman post a "good vibes only" I mentally change it to "good vibrators only" cause that's what she really needs.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 05, 2022 03:17 PM (Zf0+a)

65 so- it's MY fault
I knew it!

Posted by: DB at August 05, 2022 03:17 PM (geLO8)

66 Anybody who buys groceries or gas, and isn't rich, knows this economy sucks sweaty, bald, smelly Democrats balls.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 05, 2022 03:17 PM (QG3cQ)

67 woof! woof! woof!

That's my other economist imitation!

Posted by: kyla scanlon at August 05, 2022 03:17 PM (yikp0)

68 Maybe we should play Kyla a Beach Boys song.

Posted by: wth at August 05, 2022 03:17 PM (v0R5T)

69 Soon many people will be taking up painting and needlecraft. It's all about fun employment you idiots.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 05, 2022 03:17 PM (m7R0k)

70 Praetorian guard gonna praetorian guard

Posted by: Heavy Meta at August 05, 2022 03:18 PM (gryET)

71 Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?

Posted by: Eromero at August 05, 2022 03:18 PM (gktX6)

72 >>>46 Always with the negative waves.
Posted by: JackStraw

jack I thought this article would really appeal to you, given your... proclivities

Posted by: ace at August 05, 2022 03:18 PM (B3oWe)

73 Is everything costing twice as much getting you down?

Try this one trick:

Get two jobs and you'll be still be able to afford everything you did before.

Follow me on social media for more useful economic advice!
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 05, 2022 03:16 PM (GPqsW)
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Come to California and steal everything you want, just stay below $950 per theft.

Boom times, baby!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:18 PM (DP9YX)

74 65 so- it's MY fault
I knew it!
Posted by: DB at August 05, 2022 03:17 PM (geLO

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I blame Sponge for his unvaxxed status.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:18 PM (LvTSG)

75 50 Ace is an all-time fisker. Fisk with a k.
Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 03:16 PM (ZiV6b)

does this qualify as brown nosing ?

cuz the brown nosing section of the comments doesn't start untill 200

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 03:18 PM (us2H3)

76 Hope she's saddled wih 200k in college debt. This is so fucking stupid it hurts.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at August 05, 2022 03:18 PM (dG/j3)

77 Also, WTF is an economic influencer?!

Posted by: Heavy Meta at August 05, 2022 03:18 PM (gryET)

78 The Paolo, how you say, always receives good vibrations, but experiences inflation. It is burden he has to bear.

Posted by: The Paolo at August 05, 2022 03:18 PM (oi8Dv)

79 Funny enough, this is probably only the 17th stupidest thing in the NYT today.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 05, 2022 03:18 PM (OalnH)

80 In between stuff like this they put out stories telling you to suck it up because high fuel prices and a bad economy are good for the planet...

Posted by: steevy at August 05, 2022 03:18 PM (NMHe5)

81 77 Also, WTF is an economic influencer?!
Posted by: Heavy Meta at August 05, 2022 03:18 PM (gryET)

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Someone about to be elected to Congress?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:18 PM (LvTSG)

82 What the darling little ding dong doesn't understand is that consumer and business confidence is what makes economies grow. And when confidence is lost recessions occur. Now whose fault is that consumers have lost confidence?

Who can trust the vershluggener "experts" working in Slow Joe's Klown Kar Kakistocracy? You look at those lying louts and ladies who want to tell you that men can get pregnant and say, "Hunh?" You look at General Milli Vanilli who tells you that white supremacy is the biggest terrorist threat in the country? Who can have confidence in such a bunch of prevaricating poltroons? Well Bunky--not me.

Posted by: GlendaleGreybeard at August 05, 2022 03:19 PM (K57hO)

83 Twitter:
Joined July 2014
848 Following
137.3K Followers

TikTok:
340 Following
143.3K Followers
1.9M Likes
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The NYT is dredging the bottom for relevance with the youth. They might as well have opened this article with "Editor's note: HEY, FELLOW KIDS!"

140k followers is worthy of a big 'ole guest thinkpiece in the Times as an "influencer." Real "influencers" have much, much bigger numbers.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 03:19 PM (WWh8n)

84 >>>48 Ace, didn't the NYT do this same 'Negative waves are bad for the country" stunt when Obummer was Preznit?

Probably! But my memory is poor when it comes to these things, because I do so many stories per day. You'd know better than I would.

Posted by: ace at August 05, 2022 03:19 PM (B3oWe)

85 this all has to do with the speaking stuff into reality trope

Posted by: kallisto at August 05, 2022 03:19 PM (dCxaZ)

86 77 Also, WTF is an economic influencer?!
Posted by: Heavy Meta at August 05, 2022 03:18 PM (gryET)


bad vibes, please pay attention

Posted by: havel at August 05, 2022 03:19 PM (PRDNR)

87 Praetorian guard gonna praetorian guard
Posted by: Heavy Meta at August 05, 2022 03:18 PM (gryET)
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Caligula begs to differ.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:19 PM (DP9YX)

88 Weakening economic conditions due to negative expectations isn't a self-feeding spiral either. The decline in (real) asset prices and wages eventually creates investment opportunities that send things in the other direction.

Inflation can be though. If everyone expects X% increases year over year, they build it into all their pricing (and wage demands) and so it becomes self-fulfilling.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 05, 2022 03:19 PM (b2nrj)

89 Ace, didn't the NYT do this same 'Negative waves are bad for the country" stunt when Obummer was Preznit?
Posted by: Gref at August 05, 2022 03:14 PM (AMIL/)

Obama blamed Bush, then the GOP "talking down" the economy, then that Americans had become "soft," then "phony scandals." I may have missed a few.
Biden blamed Putin, but that's out of the news so I guess blaming "Vibes" is next.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 05, 2022 03:19 PM (BJKQV)

90 I've decided to become an astrophysics influencer.

Posted by: Weasel at August 05, 2022 03:19 PM (0IeYL)

91
=========

I blame Sponge for his unvaxxed status.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:18 PM (LvTSG)




I am pandemic.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:19 PM (Zz0t1)

92 Two Epic Posts in a row- Like War and Peace and Moby Dick, back to back!!!

Posted by: kraken at August 05, 2022 03:20 PM (Vr12I)

93 the theory that said the government could print as much money as it liked and it would have no negative inflationary effect at all. Why, the government could literally print us each a million dollars, and we'd just be millionaires.

What about inflation? There wouldn't be inflation! Because we wouldn't want there to be inflation!


MMT doesn't say that; it in fact says the opposite: that the only constraint on government spending is inflation.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 05, 2022 03:20 PM (wmDcS)

94 86 77 Also, WTF is an economic influencer?!
Posted by: Heavy Meta at August 05, 2022 03:18 PM (gryET)



20 bucks

same as in town

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 03:20 PM (us2H3)

95 90 I've decided to become an astrophysics influencer.
Posted by: Weasel at August 05, 2022 03:19 PM (0IeYL)

=========

Wait...are you Neil DeGrasse Tyson?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:20 PM (LvTSG)

96 The NYT is dredging the bottom for relevance with the youth. They might as well have opened this article with "Editor's note: HEY, FELLOW KIDS! WE'RE AS STUPID AS YOU ARE!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:20 PM (DP9YX)

97 Every time a see a woman post a "good vibes only" I mentally change it to "good vibrators only" cause that's what she really needs.

Not those cheap dollar tree "wand massagers" but the ones that light up and recharge with your USB cord from Eve's Boutique.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 03:20 PM (Ivdso)

98 This bad vibes shit is, as usual, literal projection.

The media and Uniparty (BIRM) tried to Bad Vibe actual President Trump to a horrible economy and a terrible presidency.

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 03:20 PM (ZiV6b)

99 The novel part of her claim -- the part which is not true -- is her apparent belief and her implication that because some of the economy is based on feeling and sentiment, all of it is, and if we just had better feelings and sentiment, the economy would be better.
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Calling that "novel" is a bit charitable, I think. I think it's more likely that she remembers a discussion of "Animal Spirits" from her third-semester Econ and recast it as The Vibes.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 03:20 PM (WWh8n)

100 >>> 73

____________

Come to California and steal everything you want, just stay below $950 per theft.

Boom times, baby!
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:18 PM (DP9YX)

This might work, except I'd probably spend $950 on gas just getting there.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 05, 2022 03:20 PM (llON8)

101 Paid influencers for EVERYTHING these days

Posted by: steevy at August 05, 2022 03:20 PM (NMHe5)

102
This is like one step away from claiming that Republicans are casting Spells of Binding on the economy

Posted by: ace at August 05, 2022 03:20 PM (B3oWe)

103 95 90 I've decided to become an astrophysics influencer.
Posted by: Weasel at August 05, 2022 03:19 PM (0IeYL)

=========

Wait...are you Neil DeGrasse Tyson?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:20 PM (LvTSG)
____________

No, he's a planetarium gift shop influencer.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:20 PM (DP9YX)

104 Don't bogart that joint, Kyla.

Posted by: wth at August 05, 2022 03:21 PM (v0R5T)

105 >>jack I thought this article would really appeal to you, given your... proclivities


You'll be hearing from my lawyer.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 05, 2022 03:21 PM (ZLI7S)

106 So, this dumb snizz thinks THIS is how you solve the economy?


https://youtu.be/qpyvDWfK9qs

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:21 PM (Zz0t1)

107 How Stump Dumb Girls Can Get an Op-Ed at the NYTimes

Posted by: blowing the editor at August 05, 2022 03:21 PM (dTFZY)

108 I hate to say it but, up-talking and vocal fry is making a resurgence. Even among young conservative people. This must be stopped. Stopped cold.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 05, 2022 03:21 PM (m7R0k)

109 >>> 79 Funny enough, this is probably only the 17th stupidest thing in the NYT today.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 05, 2022 03:18 PM (OalnH)

17?!

Q is the 17th letter!

REEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Posted by: leftists at August 05, 2022 03:21 PM (llON8)

110 >>>Two Epic Posts in a row- Like War and Peace and Moby Dick, back to back!!!

thanks kraken!

Posted by: ace at August 05, 2022 03:21 PM (B3oWe)

111 When we think about things like inflation, financial conditions and monetary policy, it's best to frame them through people. And people are, of course, silly and messy. Far too many economists and experts forget that the economy is really a bunch of people "peopling" around and trying to make sense of this world.
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1. "People" is a noun. Do not use it as a verb. It isn't cute, it's stupid.
2. Do you welcome our robot overlords? No silly messiness with robot overlords!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 03:21 PM (WWh8n)

112 105 >>jack I thought this article would really appeal to you, given your... proclivities


You'll be hearing from my lawyer.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 05, 2022 03:21 PM (ZLI7S)

=========

Who is, purely coincidentally, his dealer.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:21 PM (LvTSG)

113 93 "the theory that said the government could print as much money as it liked and it would have no negative inflationary effect at all. Why, the government could literally print us each a million dollars, and we'd just be millionaires.

What about inflation? There wouldn't be inflation! Because we wouldn't want there to be inflation!"

MMT doesn't say that; it in fact says the opposite: that the only constraint on government spending is inflation.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 05, 2022 03:20 PM (wmDcS)

And proposes taxes as a way to address said inflation. It seems to miss the point that the government is redirecting resources from economically productive ends(which is generally bad).

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 05, 2022 03:21 PM (b2nrj)

114 The Official Song of the Biden Administration and Its Media Branch

https://tinyurl.com/2fmd3pa8

Posted by: Gref at August 05, 2022 03:21 PM (AMIL/)

115 Passing lies down the lane

Posted by: Skip's phone at August 05, 2022 03:21 PM (k8B25)

116 Jimmy Carter Crisis of Confidence Speech

Look it up. Same shit, recycled: The problem isn't me, its your attitude.

The only one who benefited from Biden's election is,
Jimmy Fcukin' Carter.

Posted by: completely delusional idiots at August 05, 2022 03:21 PM (Mb5YZ)

117 I can picture what this idiot looks like without even seeing xer picture

Posted by: Eli Cash at August 05, 2022 03:21 PM (mAbW3)

118 Now, I don't know this particular 25-year-old "economic influencer's" oeuvre, or why the Times was so taken with the expertise of a girl who had so expertly digested a single chapter in the first part of an economic textbook.
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They're pretending to be relevant.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 03:22 PM (WWh8n)

119 The novel part of her claim -- the part which is not true -- is her apparent belief and her implication that because some of the economy is based on feeling and sentiment, all of it is, and if we just had better feelings and sentiment, the economy would be better.
_______________

Behold the feminine logic. Feelings >> everything else.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:22 PM (DP9YX)

120 >>>MMT doesn't say that; it in fact says the opposite: that the only constraint on government spending is inflation.


oh.

you're harshing my vibe man

Posted by: ace at August 05, 2022 03:22 PM (B3oWe)

121 Influencer? I hardly knew her!

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 05, 2022 03:22 PM (oi8Dv)

122 I'm just going to go full Alex Jones

Brittney Griner's a man

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 03:22 PM (us2H3)

123 The new “like” is “so”. Starting every sentence with the word.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 05, 2022 03:22 PM (OalnH)

124 Hey everybody- I'm sorry I ruined the economy with my wrongthink

Posted by: DB at August 05, 2022 03:22 PM (geLO8)

125 So all we gotta do is put "good economy" on our Dream Board and it'll manifest into being?

Shit, why didn't you just say so man?!

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 05, 2022 03:22 PM (Zf0+a)

126 Who else suspects that this op-ed was written by Donkey Chompers?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:22 PM (DP9YX)

127 123 The new “like” is “so”. Starting every sentence with the word.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 05, 2022 03:22 PM (OalnH)

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So, like, I don't know what you mean.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:22 PM (LvTSG)

128 While I see - with my own lyin' eyes - the price of everything going up, this has nothing to do with feelz, sweetheart. Get a life.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at August 05, 2022 03:23 PM (K58O6)

129 The fact that the NYT is talking about "vibes" instead of actual economics really shows how far the market is going to crash.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 05, 2022 03:23 PM (yPFdZ)

130 >>>Why, the government could literally print us each a million dollars, and we'd just be millionaires.

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I'm investing everything in stocks. Chicken stock, beef stock, vegetable stock, all of 'em really.

Pretty soon I'll be a bullionaire.

Posted by: 496 at August 05, 2022 03:23 PM (VJsqe)

131 "When policy is more focused on indicators that might not fully reflect reality, and not on the silly and messy people whom the policy is meant to serve, we enter dangerous territory."


Who is she calling silly and messy? Those flyover icks who sweat when they work and aren't pretty?

I clean my house and I take my checkbook seriously, and there is less money in it now due to inflationary prices of gas, groceries and local taxes. Take your economic vibes and shove them up your hoo ha.

Posted by: Moki at August 05, 2022 03:23 PM (JrN/x)

132 I love the twee little graphic accompanying that article...i mean, like, the economy, right? It's like, crazy, like, with all these lines and numbers and, like, you know, like, how is anyone supposed to even make sense of it unless they're like a high shaman of economic gnosis. Like, you know, like Joe Biden. So crazy, like, you know?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 05, 2022 03:23 PM (I96gq)

133 Unserious people putting out propaganda. This is the bag of cats that has been created for us.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 05, 2022 03:23 PM (diceA)

134 The solution to inflation? Well, it involves rum and a live chicken, so we can call on Jobu.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:23 PM (DP9YX)

135 Hey everybody- I'm sorry I ruined the economy with my wrongthink
Posted by: DB at August 05, 2022 03:22 PM (geLO
++++
It is indeed your fault and the fault of people like you. You also fail to accept the social constructions that are necessary to achieve justice for all by claiming and ignorant and unreconstructed view of things like "biology" and "physics" and "math."

It's people like you, man. People like you cause the problems. If you didn't use unpleasant words, we'd have no unpleasantness!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 03:23 PM (WWh8n)

136 does this qualify as brown nosing ?

cuz the brown nosing section of the comments doesn't start untill 200

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 03:18 PM (us2H3)

The truth can help as well as hurt. If you'd like to dispute ace's HOF fisking skills by all means the floor is yours.

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 03:23 PM (ZiV6b)

137 So, like, I don't know what you mean.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:22 PM (LvTSG)
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So, what?

Posted by: Weasel at August 05, 2022 03:23 PM (0IeYL)

138 Far too many economists and experts forget that the economy is really a bunch of people "peopling" around and trying to make sense of this world.
=====

Kyla is the one trying to make sense of the world. Children do that and come up with all kinds of explanations of things that aren't so.

Those of us who were here before this idiot, already know what it is.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at August 05, 2022 03:23 PM (IytoW)

139 Biden himself has said this multiple times. The economy is good people just don't see it because of COVID and stuff...

Posted by: steevy at August 05, 2022 03:24 PM (NMHe5)

140 Wow...an economics writer who hasn't read (or doesn't understand) Adam Smith.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 05, 2022 03:24 PM (XIJ/X)

141 How long until they change the definition of "vibe-cession"?

Posted by: Surfperch at August 05, 2022 03:24 PM (yPFdZ)

142 >>> 102
This is like one step away from claiming that Republicans are casting Spells of Binding on the economy
Posted by: ace at August 05, 2022 03:20 PM (B3oWe)

I'll have you know that Ms Madison Cornbread is prepared to testify that Mr Donald Trump did *exactly* that on the morning of January 7th.

Posted by: Liz Cheney at August 05, 2022 03:24 PM (llON8)

143 Who is, purely coincidentally, his dealer.[/]

"Only two jobs! What a layabout!!!"
--Jamaican Mom

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 03:24 PM (Ivdso)

144 I blame Sponge for his unvaxxed status.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


I am pandemic.
Posted by: Sponge


No, I AM pandemic.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 05, 2022 03:24 PM (j+4+t)

145 123 The new “like” is “so”. Starting every sentence with the word.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 05, 2022 03:22 PM (OalnH)

man, that is like, so yesterday

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 03:24 PM (us2H3)

146 Vibe-cession, stay-cation... didn't Pelosi come up with some similar double-talk?

Posted by: LASue at August 05, 2022 03:24 PM (Ed8Zd)

147 I just had to run to the grocery to pick up a few things, for $60, and what did I see in the checkout line?

A salamander in a top hat.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 05, 2022 03:24 PM (ZLI7S)

148 Amazeballs.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:24 PM (Zz0t1)

149 140 Wow...an economics writer who hasn't read (or doesn't understand) Adam Smith.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 05, 2022 03:24 PM (XIJ/X)

=========

"Who's that?"
-Economics professor

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:24 PM (LvTSG)

150 The New York Times is now the Village Voice. The two are indistinguishable.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 05, 2022 03:24 PM (lf83v)

151 Kyla Scanlon tries to influence the amount of jizz she has to ingest to keep her no-show job.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 05, 2022 03:24 PM (m7R0k)

152 >>> 102
This is like one step away from claiming that Republicans are casting Spells of Binding on the economy
Posted by: ace at August 05, 2022 03:20 PM (B3oWe)

Your real name is Todd???

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 05, 2022 03:25 PM (llON8)

153 WA-3

RINO impeacher Beutler's lead over GOP challenger Joe Kent is now down to 1688-- a drop of 300 since yesterday.

There are between 30k-40k that still haven't been tabulated, appx, according to The Wise Men at Red Racing Horses (RRH).

If Kent beats Beutler, that would be an absolutely stunning upset. It seems likely the race will be decided by a handful of votes.



Posted by: mnw at August 05, 2022 03:25 PM (NLIak)

154 I'd like to point out that I inadvertently did a bunch of work-work today.

Posted by: Weasel at August 05, 2022 03:25 PM (0IeYL)

155 stupid copy-pasta... was supposed to be in response to DB

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 05, 2022 03:25 PM (llON8)

156 The beatings will continue until morale improves.

Posted by: NYT editorial board at August 05, 2022 03:25 PM (gryET)

157 I'm investing everything in stocks. Chicken stock, beef stock, vegetable stock, all of 'em really.

Pretty soon I'll be a bullionaire.
Posted by: 496
___

Heh.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 05, 2022 03:25 PM (SAphm)

158
The really important question is, does this Scanlon chick have a nice rack?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 05, 2022 03:25 PM (n+4am)

159 123 So what’s the problem?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 05, 2022 03:25 PM (oi8Dv)

160 112 105 >>jack I thought this article would really appeal to you, given your... proclivities


You'll be hearing from my lawyer.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 05, 2022 03:21 PM (ZLI7S)

=========

Who is, purely coincidentally, his dealer.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:21 PM (LvTSG)
____________

Hunter Biden's lawyer?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:25 PM (DP9YX)

161 oh.

you're harshing my vibe man
Posted by: ace at August 05, 2022 03:22 PM (B3oWe)

But they don't know that either.

And they're the ones writing it off.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 05, 2022 03:25 PM (I96gq)

162 I'm just going to go full Alex Jones

Brittney Griner's a man
Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 03:22 PM (us2H3)



Speaking of Alex Jones......

https://is.gd/VhHNin

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:25 PM (Zz0t1)

163 Where do I go to get new vibes? The vibes I have aren't working

Posted by: DB at August 05, 2022 03:25 PM (geLO8)

164 Willowed-

Why did she do this to herself? She's not bad looking either and she did her face. This has to be a mental disorder.

"I have the most tattooed privates in the world -- it hurts but I'm brave"

https://tinyurl.com/3utz3zhv


Posted by: redridinghood at August 05, 2022 03:25 PM (NpAcC)

165 Funemployment

Posted by: Infidel at August 05, 2022 03:26 PM (mn1Pi)

166 Oh noes! How many D-cell batteries will be harmed in this "vibe session"?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at August 05, 2022 03:26 PM (dG/j3)

167 Off to look up orgone.

And hope my lookup of sniveling held.

And figure out if my ancient polio and smallpox shots are still functioning.

Posted by: Goatweed at August 05, 2022 03:26 PM (0Q/6W)

168 83 Twitter:
Joined July 2014
848 Following
137.3K Followers
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140k followers is worthy of a big 'ole guest thinkpiece in the Times as an "influencer." Real "influencers" have much, much bigger numbers.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 03:19 PM (WWh8n)

_________________________

The shockingly low "Following" numbers compared to the "Followers" is also a tell. Out of 140k followers only 850 are actually following? The "followers" are almost certainly mostly paid-for bots or otherwise just made up.

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 05, 2022 03:26 PM (iFTx/)

169 "When policy is more focused on indicators that might not fully reflect reality, and not on the silly and messy people whom the policy is meant to serve, we enter dangerous territory."


Pork bellies. Prime indicator of the economy.
When bacon skyrockets, the economy is in the shitter.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 05, 2022 03:26 PM (j+4+t)

170 She writes as though if we all just believed that the economy were doing great, we could avoid the "bad vibes" that are causing this recession.
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It's in keeping with social constructionist absurdities more broadly.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 03:26 PM (WWh8n)

171 There is no way, in their minds, that dumping Trump could not have led, and be leading, to something better, even glorious and transcendent. If reality is intruding, it is no doubt the fault of the bitter clingers and revanchists and their rearguard actions and bad energies. The fact that they (or we) still even exist and breathe the same air is a kind of intolerable cosmic contamination.

Overwhelming, incontrovertible reality will only lead to Biden being blamed and sacrificed, for not being "courageous" and radical enough (i.e., meaning insufficiently censorious and fascist, of course). This will signal the emergence of someone closer to the Lenin model. It never goes in any another direction.

One thing is sure -- it cannot be their fault. It is never their fault.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 05, 2022 03:26 PM (H8QX8)

172 I saw Copy Pasta open for Ugly Mustard at Verizon Center in '96.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:26 PM (Zz0t1)

173 My God.
I'm genuinely dumbfounded at how anyone could be so disassociated from any form of reality whatsoever. This isn't even a conscious or unconscious denial of reality, it's an unawareness, an ignorance, of the most basic building blocks of objective reality.
It's far, far beyond ignorance and into something completely separated from physical laws.
It's like Medieval alchemy, with words and chants making reality.

Posted by: LenNeal at August 05, 2022 03:26 PM (U11/V)

174 149 140 Wow...an economics writer who hasn't read (or doesn't understand) Adam Smith.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 05, 2022 03:24 PM (XIJ/X)

=========

"Who's that?"
-Economics professor
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:24 PM (LvTSG)
____________

Silly. He played third base for the Yankees back in the 80s.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:26 PM (DP9YX)

175 The zombie media said this when Obama was president, not in those words though. Something about Romney and McCain "talking the economy down" instead of blaming Obama for the economy.

Posted by: G. Gnome will not comply at August 05, 2022 03:26 PM (OQcPl)

176 Wow...an economics writer who hasn't read (or doesn't understand) Adam Smith.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 05, 2022 03:24 PM (XIJ/X)

...And who doesn't remember the US prior to 9/11.

Posted by: LASue at August 05, 2022 03:26 PM (Ed8Zd)

177 Man, Kyla is such a "i like taking my shirt off in front of cameras" name...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 05, 2022 03:27 PM (I96gq)

178 Don't worry. Be happy.

Everything is going to be alright

Have some more SOMA

Posted by: Ripley at August 05, 2022 03:27 PM (MxEKc)

179 Good. Good. Good. Good vibrations

Posted by: washrivergal at August 05, 2022 03:27 PM (IW8z9)

180 168 The shockingly low "Following" numbers compared to the "Followers" is also a tell. Out of 140k followers only 850 are actually following? The "followers" are almost certainly mostly paid-for bots or otherwise just made up.
Posted by: Elric Blade at August 05, 2022 03:26 PM (iFTx/)

==========

The 850 is the number of people she chooses to follow.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:27 PM (LvTSG)

181 >>> 171 There is no way, in their minds, that dumping Trump could not have led, and be leading, to something better, even glorious and transcendent. If reality is intruding, it is no doubt the fault of the bitter clingers and revanchists and their rearguard actions and bad energies. The fact that they (or we) still even exist and breathe the same air is a kind of intolerable cosmic contamination.

Overwhelming, incontrovertible reality will only lead to Biden being blamed and sacrificed, for not being "courageous" and radical enough (i.e., meaning insufficiently censorious and fascist, of course). This will signal the emergence of someone closer to the Lenin model. It never goes in any another direction.

One thing is sure -- it cannot be their fault. It is never their fault.
Posted by: Ordinary American at August 05, 2022 03:26 PM (H8QX

Hoarders and wreckers!!!

Posted by: leftists at August 05, 2022 03:27 PM (llON8)

182 November we will still be spiraling downward and they will still te us it's not raining while we are drowning

Posted by: Skip's phone at August 05, 2022 03:27 PM (k8B25)

183 What Brandon Falls REALLY needs is a gravity influencer.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:27 PM (DP9YX)

184 But they don't know that either.

That's the key. Even John Maynard Keynes wouldn't go along with what this batch of idiots is doing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 03:27 PM (Ivdso)

185 Everything's coming up roses, there's always a curmudgeon somewhere.
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The U.S. labor market remained red-hot in July despite expectations job growth would cool MSN Here were the key numbers from the report, compared to economist estimates compiled by Bloomberg:

_ Non-farm payrolls: +528,000 vs. +250,000
_ Unemployment rate: 3.5% vs. 3.6%
_ Average hourly earnings, month-over-month: +0.5% vs. +0.4%
_ Average hourly earnings, year-over-year: +5.2% vs. +4.9%

When was the last time you saw numbers like that?
Look at that unemployment rate. Nixon would have sold his soul for numbers like that.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 05, 2022 03:27 PM (oGc0G)

186 The shockingly low "Following" numbers compared to the "Followers" is also a tell. Out of 140k followers only 850 are actually following? The "followers" are almost certainly mostly paid-for bots or otherwise just made up.
Posted by: Elric Blade at August 05, 2022 03:26 PM (iFTx/)
++++
No, it means *she* is following 850 accounts. 140k accounts are following her.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 03:27 PM (WWh8n)

187 Come to California and steal everything you want, just stay below $950 per theft.


Is Inflation Hurting Minorities Disproportionately?

"With the rising cost of goods, thefts of goods previously amounting to less than $950 are now turning some shoplifting trips into criminal activities," said UCSB Diversity Professor Bittarious Clinger.

"White people are able to work multiple jobs and offset the consequences for the rising costs. But for historically disadvantaged communities of color, there is no option to sign up for a second welfare check.

Many economically disadvantaged people are being forced to choose between stealing lower cost items or face criminal charges from the systemically racist court systems. We are calling upon Governor Newsom to raise theft allowance levels to $2000 during these trying times."

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 05, 2022 03:27 PM (GPqsW)

188 "Yes, this just sounds *right* to me."

It took me a few moments, sorting through the Cluttered Library of the Wolfus Mind, to come up with that. George Costanza, being offered "holistic" (and incidentally cheap) treatment for his medical complaint, vs. paying $$$ for regular doctors and a hospital. "That . . . . sounds right!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 05, 2022 03:27 PM (txdEq)

189
"I have the most tattooed privates in the world -- it hurts but I'm brave"

https://tinyurl.com/3utz3zhv


Posted by: redridinghood at August 05, 2022 03:25 PM (NpAcC)



There's a significant difference between stupid and brave, toots.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:27 PM (Zz0t1)

190 If "vibes" worked there would be a lot more going on in DC than a shitty economy.

Think Giant Rape Lizards. And that would just be in the morning.

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 03:28 PM (ZiV6b)

191 If you don't belive in Fairies you haven't been paying attention to American corporations, especially in June.

Of course, you can't believe those Fairies behaviors are behind the spread of Monkeypox or those same corporations will try to deplatform you.

Posted by: Bete at August 05, 2022 03:28 PM (jQQct)

192 15 Signs That The U.S. Economy Is Poised To Crash Really Hard During The Second Half Of 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWkFlnm6AqE

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 05, 2022 03:28 PM (SAphm)

193 There's only one answer: Everybody start wearing your smiley-face lapel pins!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 05, 2022 03:28 PM (906pl)

194 Funemployment
Posted by: Infidel at August 05, 2022 03:26 PM (mn1Pi)


There we go!

Posted by: LASue at August 05, 2022 03:28 PM (Ed8Zd)

195 I am currently on an eschewing of snark kick - I find that I have much less to say. This is very informative, and not so in a good way.

Posted by: kraken at August 05, 2022 03:29 PM (Vr12I)

196
"Good, good, good ...
Could vibrators!""

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 05, 2022 03:29 PM (WYqR4)

197 One thing is sure -- it cannot be their fault. It is never their fault.
Posted by: Ordinary American at August 05, 2022 03:26 PM (H8QX
_____________

Because their Marxist theories have to be correct. It's just that reality keeps getting it wrong.

In theory, there's no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:29 PM (DP9YX)

198 Brittney Griner's a man
Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 03:22 PM (us2H3)
.

It go to Men's gulag. Women sold mail order. Not put THAT in brochure.

Posted by: Vlad at August 05, 2022 03:29 PM (v0R5T)

199 It could also be trying to give "Modern Monetary Theory" one last shock from the cardiac paddles.


We have a winner! Plus all the other reasons Ace said. They're just desperate at this point. A 25yo VIBE-conimist. Yeah, that'll convince people 🙄

Posted by: Prime Sister at August 05, 2022 03:29 PM (tQL7r)

200 Maybe that will be the next thing everyone has to support, positive vibes only...

Posted by: steevy at August 05, 2022 03:29 PM (NMHe5)

201 Speaking of the economy, and specifically the wonderful jobs number.

The number of people holding two or more jobs has never been higher in recorded history.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 05, 2022 03:29 PM (lTGtQ)

202 Well based on my expectations I've been spending extra dollars prepping and storing up. I thought spending was supposed to solve everything? Now I have to shop only with good vibes no matter what I buy or I've wrecked everything?

Posted by: Iris at August 05, 2022 03:29 PM (foa6+)

203 >>> 192 15 Signs That The U.S. Economy Is Poised To Crash Really Hard During The Second Half Of 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWkFlnm6AqE
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 05, 2022 03:28 PM (SAphm)

Only 15???

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 05, 2022 03:29 PM (llON8)

204 Imma guessing this twit has never lived through a recession. At least not a someone that has to work.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 05, 2022 03:29 PM (ppL7t)

205 Drop every economics writer in the US into a woodchipper. The stuff that comes out is silly and messy.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 05, 2022 03:29 PM (IXpV7)

206 the great thing about elections is

no matter the outcome

it just reminds us of how fucked we are

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 03:29 PM (us2H3)

207 There's only one answer: Everybody start wearing your smiley-face lapel pins!
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 05, 2022 03:28 PM (906pl)
______________

Right next to the Whip Inflation Now pins!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:30 PM (DP9YX)

208 186 The shockingly low "Following" numbers compared to the "Followers" is also a tell. Out of 140k followers only 850 are actually following? The "followers" are almost certainly mostly paid-for bots or otherwise just made up.
Posted by: Elric Blade at August 05, 2022 03:26 PM (iFTx/)
++++
No, it means *she* is following 850 accounts. 140k accounts are following her.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 03:27 PM (WWh8n)
_________________________

Ahhhh . . . so that's what that means. My bad. I don't use Twatter. But I stand by my assertion that the followers are mostly bullshit, although that's true of most "followers."

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 05, 2022 03:30 PM (iFTx/)

209 Kyla Scanlon, Id hit it. Hit it hard.

https://tinyurl.com/2wvbtw2p

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 05, 2022 03:30 PM (m7R0k)

210 Needs more acid.

JWM

Posted by: jwm at August 05, 2022 03:30 PM (eWQHi)

211 So, basically, the Business Editor for the NYT's is trying to nail a 20 something...

Strangely...I support giving no experienced, self-important, know-it-all hippies a nice big spot on the OpEd page if it means someone gets laid out of the deal.

Well done!!!

Posted by: Orson at August 05, 2022 03:30 PM (pfCk7)

212 And she was 11 during the big 2008 recession... not that youngsters can't be smart, but this one clearly is not.

Posted by: LASue at August 05, 2022 03:30 PM (Ed8Zd)

213 OT: I just had to order a coffeemaker, a Braun, via Bezos's little hobby site. For free shipping I threw in some Clubman aftershave I can't get in the stores and a hardcover annotated copy of C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters. I figure I'll tuck the latter into my briefcase and have it available whenever I forget to bring my current book with me.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 05, 2022 03:30 PM (txdEq)

214 >>141 How long until they change the definition of "vibe-cession"?
Posted by: Surfperch


LO-f'n-L

Posted by: ace at August 05, 2022 03:30 PM (B3oWe)

215 August must be Vibe Month.

Posted by: 496 at August 05, 2022 03:30 PM (VJsqe)

216 OK, whatever you say, sugartits.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 05, 2022 03:30 PM (omPWo)

217 "White people are able to work multiple jobs and offset the consequences for the rising costs. But for historically disadvantaged communities of color, there is no option to sign up for a second welfare check.

Here's a novel idea: How about signing up for a paycheck??

Posted by: rickb223 at August 05, 2022 03:30 PM (j+4+t)

218 203 >>> 192 15 Signs That The U.S. Economy Is Poised To Crash Really Hard During The Second Half Of 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWkFlnm6AqE
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 05, 2022 03:28 PM (SAphm)

Only 15???
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 05, 2022 03:29 PM (llON
_____________

Only need one - the Democrats are still in power.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:30 PM (DP9YX)

219 Think about how much contempt they have for their readers

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 05, 2022 03:30 PM (sJHOI)

220 201 Speaking of the economy, and specifically the wonderful jobs number.

The number of people holding two or more jobs has never been higher in recorded history.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 05, 2022 03:29 PM (lTGtQ)

===========

I remember when AOC (and Kurt) said that the only reason the economy was good under Trump was because of people holding multiple jobs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:30 PM (LvTSG)

221 Play Sugar Magnolia!!!

Posted by: also JackStraw at August 05, 2022 03:31 PM (B3oWe)

222 "Voodoo economics" is now a thing.

Posted by: Axeman at August 05, 2022 03:31 PM (krQz2)

223 Stop harshing the economy's mellow guys.

Posted by: DaisyB at August 05, 2022 03:31 PM (AbL8c)

224 Everyone needs to do their part by wearing 8 pieces of flair every day!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:31 PM (Zz0t1)

225 August must be Vibe Month.
___

As far as I'm concerned, it's daughter's birthday month.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 05, 2022 03:31 PM (SAphm)

226 "the economy is really a bunch of people "peopling" around"

It's not a serious op-ed; xhe's just trying out for a gig as Kamala's speech writer.

"We are the people who are peopling around; the time for peopling around is now and in the past and possibly in the future as well. Peopling. Around."

Posted by: motionview, a National Divorcee at August 05, 2022 03:31 PM (5ks96)

227 "White people are able to work multiple jobs and offset the consequences for the rising costs. But for historically disadvantaged communities of color, there is no option to sign up for a second welfare check.

Here's a novel idea: How about signing up for a paycheck??
Posted by: rickb223 at August 05, 2022 03:30 PM (j+4+t)
___________

Or come to California and just steal less than $950 per theft.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:31 PM (DP9YX)

228 "Whip Inflation Now!"

The difference between now and then is that they don't want to whip it. They want it to use it to whip us into servitude.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 05, 2022 03:31 PM (H8QX8)

229 207 There's only one answer: Everybody start wearing your smiley-face lapel pins!
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 05, 2022 03:28 PM (906pl)
______________

Right next to the Whip Inflation Now pins!
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:30 PM (DP9YX)

And sweaters. Yeah, it's summer, but winter is coming...

Posted by: Moki at August 05, 2022 03:31 PM (JrN/x)

230 The really important question is, does this Scanlon chick have a nice rack?
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 05, 2022 03:25 PM (n+4am)
++++
Hard to say, but I'm going with "meh." She's cute enough, I guess, except for all those rocks in her head.

Link goes to TikTok:
https://is.gd/EbStF3

Also, speaking of her TikTok with her 140k followers, her videos get about 20k views each. Even less "influence" there.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 03:31 PM (WWh8n)

231 At this point the only cure is miles and miles of rows of the impaled.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 05, 2022 03:31 PM (VwHCD)

232 OK, whatever you say, sugartits.
Posted by: Ben Had


Whoa Nelly! When the 'ettes start calling you "sugartits", you know you've done messed up.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 05, 2022 03:32 PM (j+4+t)

233 So how did today's last job report come out so great? Are just blatantly lying. Fudging the number to include imaginary jobs? Complete fabrication like the 5-year plan?

Posted by: Ripley at August 05, 2022 03:32 PM (MxEKc)

234 When we're all eating our bark shoes, Kyla will be there to tell us that it's not really a "technical vibe-cession."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 05, 2022 03:32 PM (IXpV7)

235 This drivel from the NYT is confirmation that there are a lot of insane people out there that years ago should have been institutionalized.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 05, 2022 03:32 PM (BFigT)

236 Kyla Scanlon, Id hit it. Hit it hard.

https://tinyurl.com/2wvbtw2p

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 05, 2022 03:30 PM (m7R0k)



I mean, if you're IN to five head.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:32 PM (Zz0t1)

237 Whoa Nelly! When the 'ettes start calling you "sugartits", you know you've done messed up.
Posted by: rickb223
___

lol

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 05, 2022 03:32 PM (SAphm)

238 230 Also, speaking of her TikTok with her 140k followers, her videos get about 20k views each. Even less "influence" there.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 03:31 PM (WWh8n)

==========

"These are rookie numbers. We need to pump those numbers up."
-CCP

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:32 PM (LvTSG)

239 If Kent beats Beutler, that would be an absolutely stunning upset. It seems likely the race will be decided by a handful of votes.

Posted by: mnw at August 05, 2022 03:25 PM (NLIak)

Here in WA, the phrase is "trunk full of votes."

Posted by: 29Victor at August 05, 2022 03:32 PM (BJKQV)

240 >>> 224 Everyone needs to do their part by wearing 8 pieces of flair every day!
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:31 PM (Zz0t1)

Well. I mean, if you just want to do the bare *minimum*.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 05, 2022 03:32 PM (llON8)

241 I'm genuinely dumbfounded at how anyone could be so disassociated from any form of reality whatsoever. This isn't even a conscious or unconscious denial of reality, it's an unawareness, an ignorance, of the most basic building blocks of objective reality.
It's far, far beyond ignorance and into something completely separated from physical laws.
It's like Medieval alchemy, with words and chants making reality.
==
I was 12 years old and sat on the floor in front of the TV and listened to Jimmy Carter give a speech for 45 minutes with the exact same thesis. Its not the govt's fault -- its your shitty attitude America! The next week he fired his entire cabinet because the polls showed the reaction to his speech was horrific.

Talk about a nightmare. The Crisis of Confidence Speech Jimmy Carter. Then he killed a bunch of our guys in the desert, while Hamilton Jordan threw up in the oval office bathroom. That was a travesty of a presidency. This. Is. Worse.

Posted by: completely delusional idiots at August 05, 2022 03:32 PM (Hgh68)

242 "I have the most tattooed privates in the world -- it hurts but I'm brave"

https://tinyurl.com/3utz3zhv

Posted by: redridinghood at August 05, 2022 03:25 PM (NpAcC)
........

Not as brave as the poor sod tattoo artist.

Posted by: Vlad at August 05, 2022 03:32 PM (v0R5T)

243 It's not a serious op-ed; xhe's just trying out for a gig as Kamala's speech writer.

"We are the people who are peopling around; the time for peopling around is now and in the past and possibly in the future as well. Peopling. Around."
Posted by: motionview, a National Divorcee at August 05, 2022 03:31 PM (5ks96)
_____________

Good first draft, but needs more "togethers" in it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:32 PM (DP9YX)

244 "Alex in Exile says that's not what Modern Monetary Theory says. He says the claim is that only inflation should restrain government spending."


Should is the key word there. Clearly our govt didn't read the memo.

Posted by: Moki at August 05, 2022 03:33 PM (JrN/x)

245 Bee Gees were all over this Vibe Talking.

Posted by: m at August 05, 2022 03:33 PM (RtN13)

246 Ace, didn't the NYT do this same 'Negative waves are bad for the country" stunt when Obummer was Preznit?
Posted by: Gref


I knew it sounded familiar!

Posted by: Prime Sister at August 05, 2022 03:33 PM (tQL7r)

247 I liked the original Russian version that was in Pravda.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at August 05, 2022 03:33 PM (u4CEu)

248 If vibrations were horses, we all be eating steak.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 05, 2022 03:33 PM (BJKQV)

249 >>> 231 At this point the only cure is miles and miles of rows of the impaled.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 05, 2022 03:31 PM (VwHCD)

This is far more sciency than any shit Fauci ever spewed.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 05, 2022 03:33 PM (llON8)

250 >>The number of people holding two or more jobs has never been higher in recorded history.

According to Charles Payne the number of full-time jobs actually went down 71,000. All of the growth is from part time/2nd jobs.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 05, 2022 03:33 PM (ZLI7S)

251

These people should be convicted of oxygen thievery, and launched into the sun.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at August 05, 2022 03:33 PM (OwA4b)

252 Here's a novel idea: How about signing up for a paycheck??

Posted by: rickb223 at August 05, 2022 03:30 PM (j+4+t)



I see the line between my satire and leftist grievance propaganda has become non-existent.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 05, 2022 03:33 PM (GPqsW)

253 It won't be a recession-recession until they can figure out the proper blame for Trump.

Posted by: Axeman at August 05, 2022 03:33 PM (krQz2)

254 Oh, and you naysayers who think this jobs report was too hot- some Goldman analyst thinks it is 200k too low. And screeeee! The unemployment rate is a 50 year low!

If you fake the right numbers, it gives the economy better vibes.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 03:33 PM (hwoGt)

255 The angle around here is people signed up for all the government freebies they can get, and then working for cash. They work two or three months, get some cash, and then quit until the cash runs out. Rinse, repeat.

Posted by: kraken at August 05, 2022 03:33 PM (Vr12I)

256 Another way to write what this airhead said is, "sell the sizzle and the steak will follow."

Sooner or later, people just peopling want their steak.

Which is why these panicked reassurances, "just one more day, the steak is almost here. Don't anger the chef by complaining there's no steak!"

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 05, 2022 03:34 PM (Zf0+a)

257 But they don't know that either.

That's the key. Even John Maynard Keynes wouldn't go along with what this batch of idiots is doing.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022


***
He'd be right there with Pride Month. All they'd have to do is toss in a reference to "animal spirits," and he'd be theirs for life.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 05, 2022 03:34 PM (txdEq)

258 I'm just going to go full Alex Jones

Brittney Griner's a man
Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 03:22 PM (us2H3)
*****
Well, here's her wife.
I'll let you decide.

https://tinyurl.com/2fpfd8zb

Posted by: redridinghood at August 05, 2022 03:34 PM (NpAcC)

259 As the holder of an economics degree from Karl Marx University, I would like to exercise my White Male Marxist privilege by pissing on Kyla Scanlon.

And the entire staff and ownership of the NYT, because Equity.

Posted by: Prof. Dr. Miklos at August 05, 2022 03:34 PM (eHXZu)

260 I learned back in the Dark Ages during Econ 101 that one of the destructive effects of inflation is it create psychological inflation: the expectation that prices will continue going up makes people buy goods sooner rather (well less expensive and they have more buying power) than later, driving up both demand and prices.

But clown world's shit is all retarded and they're intentionally economically fat, stupid, and illiterate; they're out of control, and we'll be lucky to live through it ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 05, 2022 03:34 PM (WYqR4)

261 244 "Alex in Exile says that's not what Modern Monetary Theory says. He says the claim is that only inflation should restrain government spending."


Should is the key word there. Clearly our govt didn't read the memo.
Posted by: Moki at August 05, 2022 03:33 PM (JrN/x)

==========

Government entities will latch onto any theory that says they can spend like crazy, even if they have to ignore large swaths of the theory and end up going against it completely.

Remember the argument around Keynesianism? Our government was never Keynesian. They just spent all the time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:34 PM (LvTSG)

262 I think the Kari Lake story in Arizona is a thing - the Dems can try silly op-eds, fake Rasmussen polls, Krugman takes or crystals - the people are pissed off.

Posted by: Indignatio Vindacatorem at August 05, 2022 03:34 PM (8QPEE)

263 244 "Alex in Exile says that's not what Modern Monetary Theory says. He says the claim is that only inflation should restrain government spending."


Should is the key word there. Clearly our govt didn't read the memo.
Posted by: Moki at August 05, 2022 03:33 PM (JrN/x)

Well technically Keynes said government spending should go down outside of recessions.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 05, 2022 03:34 PM (b2nrj)

264 So how did today's last job report come out so great? Are just blatantly lying. Fudging the number to include imaginary jobs?
Posted by: Ripley at August 05, 2022 03:32 PM (MxEKc)
______________

Biden jobs report: the economy added 5 + i 500,000 jobs.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:35 PM (DP9YX)

265 I was led to believe a woman was a vibe.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 05, 2022 03:35 PM (WHt4f)

266 Consumer sentiment is important, but cost of fuel has doubled, many food items are up 50% or more -- these are real costs that directly cause some duress for many families.

But even from the White House the messaging is as idiotic as this young female ... "just buy an electric car".

And small business is still feeling the pinch from those shutdowns, people don't want to work, those businesses will be shutting down permanently.

And many (real) experts see global food shortages ... countries are making it illegal to export of some of their domestic food production. The forced conversion to Green Energy is just a choking off of our economy, presumably that is the real intent of the oligarchs.

Don't worry, you'll own nothing, but be happy with the government cheese whiz.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 05, 2022 03:35 PM (Cus5s)

267 The economic beatings will continue until economic morale improves!

Posted by: LizLem at August 05, 2022 03:35 PM (c/di9)

268 "I have the most tattooed privates in the world -- it hurts but I'm brave"

https://tinyurl.com/3utz3zhv

Posted by: redridinghood at August 05, 2022 03:25 PM (NpAcC)
---
I was brave once, too.

Posted by: Jeffrey Toobin' at August 05, 2022 03:35 PM (krQz2)

269 And the rightwing msm like WaPo and NYT won't let go of this inflation and recession talk because they are biased against dems.

Lefty twitter is weird.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 03:35 PM (hwoGt)

270 Polio and smallpox should be back in time for a worldwide lockdown in the fall.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at August 05, 2022 03:35 PM (wYSiT)

271 Related to the OP: Interesting timing of this bad news from media publisher Gannett:

Gannett reports 'challenging' Q2 earnings, plans cost reductions

"Gannett, owner of USA TODAY and local news operations in 45 states, reported Thursday that it would undertake a 'significant cost reduction program' amid a challenging economic backdrop marred by soaring inflation rates, labor shortages and price-sensitive consumers."

https://tinyurl.com/yr8xdtd8
(USA Today link)

Posted by: gdgm+ at August 05, 2022 03:35 PM (mucm9)

272 OK, whatever you say, sugartits.
Posted by: Ben Had


Whoa Nelly! When the 'ettes start calling you "sugartits", you know you've done messed up.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 05, 2022 03:32 PM (j+4+t)

lol, I'm still laughing.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 05, 2022 03:35 PM (VwHCD)

273 Well technically Keynes said government spending should go down outside of recessions.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 05, 2022 03:34 PM (b2nrj)
____________

Yeah, the leftists kinda forgot that part. They popped a purple-veined chubby when they read the first part.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:35 PM (DP9YX)

274 This busty and possibly NSFW redhead in a not entirely opaque dress finds the NYT's lack of credibility and standards to be downright hilarious:
https://is.gd/HOxJ9f

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 03:36 PM (WWh8n)

275 So if we all run out and get some healing crystals will that amplify our good vibes and fix everything?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at August 05, 2022 03:36 PM (Bd6X8)

276 Paul Krugman looks like a vibrator.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 05, 2022 03:36 PM (eGTCV)

277 200 Maybe that will be the next thing everyone has to support, positive vibes only...

Posted by: steevy at August 05, 2022 03:29 PM (NMHe5)


Yeah, social media companies will ban you and you'll be fired for saying anything negative about the economy, Brandon, or Zelenskey. That will be only a small step from the situation at this minute, when a negative comment about trannies, CRT, teachers, the confirmed science of global warming, etc, gets you ostracized by Your Betters.

Posted by: Gref at August 05, 2022 03:36 PM (AMIL/)

278 Can't pay the rent? No money for food? Unable to afford gasoline? Turns out, it's all in the way you look at it.

Posted by: washrivergal at August 05, 2022 03:36 PM (IW8z9)

279 According to Charles Payne the number of full-time jobs actually went down 71,000. All of the growth is from part time/2nd jobs.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 05, 2022 03:33 PM (ZLI7S)

-----------------
This isn't the month that the FJB administration can bring back the "jobs added or saved" line. Maybe next month.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at August 05, 2022 03:36 PM (TNyrE)

280 "That's a Taylor Swift lyric."

Low blow, Ace

Posted by: Prime Sister at August 05, 2022 03:36 PM (tQL7r)

281 We need common-sense “so” control.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 05, 2022 03:36 PM (oi8Dv)

282 260 I learned back in the Dark Ages during Econ 101 that one of the destructive effects of inflation is it create psychological inflation: the expectation that prices will continue going up makes people buy goods sooner rather (well less expensive and they have more buying power) than later, driving up both demand and prices.

But clown world's shit is all retarded and they're intentionally economically fat, stupid, and illiterate; they're out of control, and we'll be lucky to live through it ...
Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 05, 2022 03:34 PM (WYqR4)

Yeah inflation is unusual in that it has more inertia in it and can feed on itself. Most other things are self-correcting. If we had free-floating interest rates inflation would be at least partially self-correcting.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 05, 2022 03:36 PM (b2nrj)

283 230 The really important question is, does this Scanlon chick have a nice rack?
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 05, 2022 03:25 PM (n+4am)
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Hard to say, but I'm going with "meh." She's cute enough, I guess, except for all those rocks in her head.

Link goes to TikTok:
https://is.gd/EbStF3

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 03:31 PM (WWh8n)
_______________________________________

She's a 6 on the usual 1-10 scale, but compared to the usual TikTok mutants and fetid salamanders, she's a 10. In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. But whaaaaaaat was she talking about? She's a dum-dum trying desperately to sound schmart.

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 05, 2022 03:36 PM (iFTx/)

284 269 And the rightwing msm like WaPo and NYT won't let go of this inflation and recession talk because they are biased against dems.

Lefty twitter is weird.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 03:35 PM (hwoGt)

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They're own by corporations, the most corporationy of the corporations, and that makes them right wing and out to get Joe Biden and prop up Donald Trump.

Also, did you catch the latest bombshell in WaPo about how Trump is finally going to be put in jail because of reasons? I read the editorial in the NYT saying that it was any day now, and I clapped.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:36 PM (LvTSG)

285 The jobs numbers are all based on statistics and surveys. You can manipulate that a million ways.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 03:36 PM (hwoGt)

286 "Gannett, owner of USA TODAY and local news operations in 45 states, reported Thursday that it would undertake a 'significant cost reduction program' amid a challenging economic backdrop marred by soaring inflation rates, labor shortages and price-sensitive consumers."

https://tinyurl.com/yr8xdtd8
(USA Today link)
Posted by: gdgm+ at August 05, 2022 03:35 PM (mucm9)
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Last one out of Gannett facilities, please turn out the lights.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 03:37 PM (WWh8n)

287 I was brave once, too.
Posted by: Jeffrey Toobin' at August 05, 2022 03:35 PM (krQz2)
_____________

He converted "SWAN" into "SASKATCHEWAN" on Zoom.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:37 PM (DP9YX)

288 262 I think the Kari Lake story in Arizona is a thing - the Dems can try silly op-eds, fake Rasmussen polls, Krugman takes or crystals - the people are pissed off.
Posted by: Indignatio Vindacatorem at August 05, 2022 03:34 PM (8QPEE)

They've been pissed off since Perot. Trump was the first since then to coalesce the anger.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 05, 2022 03:37 PM (H8QX8)

289 OK, whatever you say, sugartits.
Posted by: Ben Had at August 05, 2022 03:30 PM (omPWo)



You asked for it.....sorta.

https://youtu.be/f58HKOgGsHo


Yeah, so, it's the closest I could get.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:37 PM (Zz0t1)

290 it's Napoleon Month

drink !!

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 03:37 PM (us2H3)

291 She's a 6 on the usual 1-10 scale, but compared to the usual TikTok mutants and fetid salamanders, she's a 10. In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. But whaaaaaaat was she talking about? She's a dum-dum trying desperately to sound schmart.
Posted by: Elric Blade at August 05, 2022 03:36 PM (iFTx/)
++++
Like I said, rocks in her head.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 03:37 PM (WWh8n)

292 >>262 I think the Kari Lake story in Arizona is a thing - the Dems can try silly op-eds, fake Rasmussen polls, Krugman takes or crystals - the people are pissed off.
Posted by: Indignatio Vindacatorem

I'm also glad to see that Fox News(spit) has little to no influence on elections. They constantly trashed her.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 05, 2022 03:37 PM (m7R0k)

293
I do believe in recoveries-I do! I do!
I do believe in recoveries-I do! I do!

Posted by: Axeman at August 05, 2022 03:37 PM (krQz2)

294 KAR-MELLAAAA
It's Friday!!!!!!!

Posted by: WILLIE BROWN at August 05, 2022 03:38 PM (z9V4B)

295 I have never received a jobs survey.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 03:38 PM (hwoGt)

296 Well, we're all just gonna have to people harder, is all

so get out there and start peopling
people your ASS off- for America

Posted by: DB at August 05, 2022 03:38 PM (geLO8)

297 >>> 270 Polio and smallpox should be back in time for a worldwide lockdown in the fall.
Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at August 05, 2022 03:35 PM (wYSiT)

*tee hee*

Posted by: Bill Gates at August 05, 2022 03:38 PM (llON8)

298 And proposes taxes as a way to address said inflation. It seems to miss the point that the government is redirecting resources from economically productive ends(which is generally bad).
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 05, 2022 03:21 PM (b2nrj)


Any taxation is distortionary. MMT arguing that government prints money and then removes it via taxation versus the classic model of taxation -> spending is a bit like geocentrism versus heliocentrism: you're arguing about the frame of reference for your model when it may not even matter for the question at hand.

Even under MMT, you still have to keep taxation in line with spending or else you face massive inflation. The real problem, IMHO, is that they're generally way too overconfident in their ability to spend money in ways that would increase economic output enough to match the growth of the money supply.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 05, 2022 03:38 PM (wmDcS)

299 "I have the most tattooed privates in the world -- it hurts but I'm brave"

https://tinyurl.com/3utz3zhv

Posted by: redridinghood at August 05, 2022 03:25 PM (NpAcC)

Right, because what dudes really want is to feel like they're sticking their dick in an autobody shop's waste paint bucket.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 05, 2022 03:38 PM (VwHCD)

300 292 I'm also glad to see that Fox News(spit) has little to no influence on elections. They constantly trashed her.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 05, 2022 03:37 PM (m7R0k)

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Paul Ryan is on the board. Of course it's going to develop awful, self-destructive strategies.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:38 PM (LvTSG)

301 I keep saying that they are waiting until the Republicans take over Congress before admitting we are in a recession — so the Republicans can take the blame

Posted by: JoeF. at August 05, 2022 03:39 PM (TOqTw)

302 I just had a flash of the ending of the (original) 'The Taking Of Pelham 1-2-3', with the hot co-ed hippie chick chanting, "Oohhm, STOP!"
And then truly believing it stopped the train.

Posted by: LenNeal at August 05, 2022 03:39 PM (U11/V)

303 Talcum X threatens reporters

https://www.outkick.com/shaun-king-reporters-threaten/

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 05, 2022 03:39 PM (SAphm)

304 This busty and possibly NSFW redhead in a not entirely opaque dress finds the NYT's lack of credibility and standards to be downright hilarious:
https://is.gd/HOxJ9f
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 03:36 PM (WWh8n)



Sister!

Posted by: Nipsy Cuomo at August 05, 2022 03:39 PM (Zz0t1)

305 I do believe in recoveries-I do! I do!
I do believe in recoveries-I do! I do!
Posted by: Axeman at August 05, 2022 03:37 PM (krQz2)
_____________

Everyone clap in unison. Hey, it saved Tinkerbell!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:39 PM (DP9YX)

306 I need to get my Shakra cleaned for the good of the economy.

Posted by: Axeman at August 05, 2022 03:39 PM (krQz2)

307 Its settled science

A pet rock is smarter than Paul Krugman, ENRON adviser.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 05, 2022 03:39 PM (0mqLi)

308 How can Trump be the greatest threat to the world when 4,500 people called in tips to the FBI about the monster Kavanagh?!

How did he find so much time to rape so many women?

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 05, 2022 03:39 PM (Zf0+a)

309 If government spending gets you out of a recession, moar government spending will get an economic boom!

-MMT

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 03:39 PM (hwoGt)

310 298 Even under MMT, you still have to keep taxation in line with spending or else you face massive inflation. The real problem, IMHO, is that they're generally way too overconfident in their ability to spend money in ways that would increase economic output enough to match the growth of the money supply.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 05, 2022 03:38 PM (wmDcS)

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I remember the debates in 2009 about how government spending had greater downstream impacts on the economy than private spending.

You don't hear that argument anymore for some reason.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:39 PM (LvTSG)

311 Well, I ah... been havin' trouble at home and uh... I mean, ah, you know, I'll work harder, nights, weekends, whatever it takes...

Well, I'm uh, just--tryin' to get ahead...

I don't even really work here!

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=bU6m5UqLx9M

Posted by: kyla scanlon at August 05, 2022 03:40 PM (yikp0)

312 Shakra?

Shakira's chakra?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 05, 2022 03:40 PM (0mqLi)

313 Kyla's a stupid bitch.
Posted by: CN

Sung to the tune of Sally was a Good ol Girl....

Posted by: JT at August 05, 2022 03:40 PM (T4tVD)

314 Right, because what dudes really want is to feel like they're sticking their dick in an autobody shop's waste paint bucket.
==
Treat her like you'd treat a poison dart frog.

Posted by: do not approach at August 05, 2022 03:40 PM (UNZHk)

315 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 05, 2022 03:40 PM (T4tVD)

316 I think a lot of the new jobs are those people that will work for food. I'm see more to them than than ever

Posted by: Ripley at August 05, 2022 03:40 PM (MxEKc)

317 309 If government spending gets you out of a recession, moar government spending will get an economic boom!

-MMT
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 03:39 PM (hwoGt)

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"We need an excuse to spend more money so I can get my cut."
-Politicians

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:40 PM (LvTSG)

318 King doesn’t deny exploiting donors and taking money they donated to non-federal political candidates. Instead, he says he had to buy the dog to — wait for it — protect himself against white people.


So, he's suicidal?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:40 PM (Zz0t1)

319 When you don't count all the people that were in the labor force before the covid buy out, (ghost people) naturally your labor force numbers will improve.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 05, 2022 03:40 PM (oGc0G)

320 when I was a pup

a reference to Sugar tit

was the preface to a fight

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 03:41 PM (us2H3)

321 I keep saying that they are waiting until the Republicans take over Congress before admitting we are in a recession — so the Republicans can take the blame
Posted by: JoeF. at August 05, 2022 03:39 PM (TOqTw)
______________

That's a given. The anguished op-eds deprecating the Republicans for economic problems are already written, just sitting in a drawer.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:41 PM (DP9YX)

322 JT, hiya!

Posted by: kraken at August 05, 2022 03:41 PM (Vr12I)

323 But even from the White House the messaging is as idiotic as this young female ... "just buy an electric car".

Meanwhile Tesla issues a statement:

"A heat wave is expected to impact the grid in Texas over the next few days. The grid operator recommends to avoid charging during peak hours between 3pm and 8pm, if possible, to help statewide efforts to manage demand."

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 03:41 PM (Ivdso)

324 When you don't count all the people that were in the labor force before the covid buy out, (ghost people) naturally your labor force numbers will improve.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 05, 2022 03:40 PM (oGc0G)
____________

Let me see if I have this straight: the key to keeping unemployment numbers down is not to count the unemployed. Is that right?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:42 PM (DP9YX)

325 The real problem, IMHO, is that they're generally way too overconfident in their ability to spend money in ways that would increase economic output enough to match the growth of the money supply.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 05, 2022 03:38 PM (wmDcS)

Yes it misses the crux of the issue. Whether it's 10 quatloos, 100 yen, or 1 euro, government spending financed by any means is redirecting resources to generally less productive ends. If those resources were deployed normally instead of by government mandate the country would be richer.

This is why we see the big boom after WW2, there's a sudden increase in the availability of resources for private (economically more efficient) ends. The simple macro-econ aggregate demand model misses this by focusing on spending and currency.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 05, 2022 03:42 PM (b2nrj)

326 Climate isn't changing, it's vibing

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 05, 2022 03:42 PM (sJHOI)

327 Maybe next Kyla can use her galaxy sized brain to explain this.

>>@CNBC

>>Two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia recorded the highest amount of coral cover in nearly four decades, though the reef is still vulnerable to climate change and mass bleaching, a monitoring group said Thursday.


Same group said in 2014 that the Great Barrier Reef would be damaged beyond salvage if we didn't stop global warming immediately.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 05, 2022 03:42 PM (ZLI7S)

328 Fox News reports on the New York Times' foray into the exciting new field of economic orgone energy.

Goat glands! Are you a manly man full of vigor?

Posted by: John Romulus Brinkley at August 05, 2022 03:42 PM (lMrg3)

329 Who the Hell did this towering intellect have to blow to get a "Guest Essay" printed?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies' Brigade, Plucky Comic Relief at August 05, 2022 03:42 PM (SRRAx)

330 Vibe-cession is when her batteries die and it's just a dildo at that point.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 05, 2022 03:42 PM (Zf0+a)

331 the problem is the economy cannot keep up with the dim's vernacular

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 03:42 PM (us2H3)

332 321 I keep saying that they are waiting until the Republicans take over Congress before admitting we are in a recession — so the Republicans can take the blame
Posted by: JoeF. at August 05, 2022 03:39 PM (TOqTw)
______________

That's a given. The anguished op-eds deprecating the Republicans for economic problems are already written, just sitting in a drawer.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:41 PM (DP9YX)

===========

I keep repeating this, in the minds of the electorate the party in power is ALWAYS the one that controls the White House. Blaming a recession on the GOP Congress in January 2023 isn't going to convince anyone by the Democrats' own partisans that will believe anything Twitter tells them anyway.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:43 PM (LvTSG)

333 Why did she do this to herself? She's not bad looking either and she did her face. This has to be a mental disorder.

"I have the most tattooed privates in the world -- it hurts but I'm brave" ...
Posted by: redridinghood at August 05, 2022 03:25 PM (NpAcC)
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Yeah she looks like she might decent looking before she ruined herself with full ink coverage. I guess enough people are into it for her "OnlyFans" to be a success, since that's listed as her job in the article.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 03:43 PM (WWh8n)

334 You never see Brittney Griner and Snoop Dogg at the same party at the same time. Just sayin.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at August 05, 2022 03:43 PM (u4CEu)

335 Will the NY Times fire the op-ed editor for the violence in these words, making so many BIPOC non-cishet staff members feel unsafe? I mean really, 'peopling around? What kind of exclusionary hate speech is that! What about the dragon-kin? The feline-inclined? Those-who-identify-as-orcas?

Posted by: motionview, a National Divorcee at August 05, 2022 03:43 PM (5ks96)

336 We just need to fix these weird carbon vibes.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 03:43 PM (hwoGt)

337 That's the key. Even John Maynard Keynes wouldn't go along with what this batch of idiots is doing.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
Exactly right -- he wouldn't.

Posted by: Prime Sister at August 05, 2022 03:43 PM (tQL7r)

338 Who the Hell did this towering intellect have to blow to get a "Guest Essay" printed?
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies' Brigade, Plucky Comic Relief at August 05, 2022 03:42 PM (SRRAx)



I think it's safe to say you're missed when you're not around here.

LOL!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:43 PM (Zz0t1)

339
I'm pickin' up weird vibrations
She's giving me the bloviations
I'm pickin' up weird vibrations
The economy's turned defecation
Weird, weird, weird
Weird Vibrations

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 05, 2022 03:43 PM (GPqsW)

340 278 Can't pay the rent? No money for food? Unable to afford gasoline? Turns out, it's all in the way you look at it.

Posted by: washrivergal at August 05, 2022 03:36 PM (IW8z9)


Stop complaining about having to eat tree bark! In Africa, many children are starving for lack of tree bark, because there are no trees in the desert and the savanna!

Posted by: Gref at August 05, 2022 03:43 PM (AMIL/)

341 This busty and possibly NSFW redhead

I'm not sure ANY part of that girl is original parts, down to the cheater glasses.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 03:44 PM (Ivdso)

342 Let me see if I have this straight: the key to keeping unemployment numbers down is not to count the unemployed. Is that right?
--------------
This, plus all those companies warning on layoffs plan on laying people off next quarter. Its good to be King.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 05, 2022 03:44 PM (ppL7t)

343 "We need an excuse to spend more money so I can get my cut."
-Politicians
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Exactly!

Posted by: Trey Gowdy's barber at August 05, 2022 03:44 PM (eHXZu)

344 " "Alex in Exile says that's not what Modern Monetary Theory says. He says the claim is that only inflation should restrain government spending."

iirc, they say MMT allows "infinite" printing (QE I presume, so no interest payments) ... and if inflation gets too hot, they can raise taxes so people have less to spend (throttling back sales).

Great, they will throttle the people, but BigGov still gets billions for military, welfare, Medicaid, etc.

BUT that is kinda why we had not seen higher price inflation for decades, imo the wealth was in markets and financial holdings -- as millionaires became billionaires, they were not buying 1000 times as many refrigerators or consumer goods. But now they are creating shortages ... throttling via gas prices and wars that cut off trade. (All the Firings for Woke Cause might be a factor in shortages as well, idk ... but the Woke bloat at Google was noticed)

Posted by: illiniwek at August 05, 2022 03:44 PM (Cus5s)

345 I think the Kari Lake story in Arizona is a thing - the Dems can try silly op-eds, fake Rasmussen polls, Krugman takes or crystals - the people are pissed off.
Posted by: Indignatio Vindacatorem


***
A new warning mantra for Arizonians:

"Maricopa, in Maricopa,
Corruption and cheatin' so the Rs get beaten
In Maricopa!"
(-- A politically minded Barry Manilow)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 05, 2022 03:44 PM (txdEq)

346 I remember the debates in 2009 about how government spending had greater downstream impacts on the economy than private spending.

You don't hear that argument anymore for some reason.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:39 PM (LvTSG)

Money multiplier stuff operates with the premise that it's circulation of dollars that makes you rich. The more the dollar circulates the richer you are. That's just velocity of money, it has nothing to do with whether labor is being employed to produce wealth in an effective manner.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 05, 2022 03:44 PM (b2nrj)

347 Teresa, the NYT still hasn't apologized for Walter Duranty covering up Stalin's pogrom against Ukrainians so ...

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 05, 2022 03:44 PM (0mqLi)

348 That's the key. Even John Maynard Keynes wouldn't go along with what this batch of idiots is doing.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor



Maynard Keenan > John Maynard Keynes

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:44 PM (Zz0t1)

349 'I do believe in fairies, I do believe in fairies, I do believe in fairies," and clap three times!'

I did this and got a fund-raising email from Lindsey Graham.
Thanks a lot!

Posted by: Dr. Claw at August 05, 2022 03:45 PM (YohY1)

350 She is the NYT editors mistress. Print my column or i tell your wife about us.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 03:45 PM (hwoGt)

351 ok I'm gonna carbon date myself

when I hear 'vibes' I think of the musical instrument

https://tinyurl.com/2ece3b6z

Posted by: DB at August 05, 2022 03:45 PM (geLO8)

352 323 But even from the White House the messaging is as idiotic as this young female ... "just buy an electric car".

Meanwhile Tesla issues a statement:

"A heat wave is expected to impact the grid in Texas over the next few days. The grid operator recommends to avoid charging during peak hours between 3pm and 8pm, if possible, to help statewide efforts to manage demand."
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 03:41 PM (Ivdso)
_________________________________

LOLOLOLOLOLOL. Of course no Tesla owner is going to listen to that, because they are special and privileged and it's always someone else who has to suffer. Same reason why rich people's pools are always rocking like Dokken during bad droughts.

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 05, 2022 03:45 PM (iFTx/)

353 Somebody isn't crossing their fingers for the economy!

And you know who you are!

Posted by: Axeman at August 05, 2022 03:45 PM (krQz2)

354 Off Topic:

t.ly/7vDV

And people wonder how I can suggest you simply abstain from voting above the state level for the foreseeable future. The national Republican Party is absolute trash. Milwaukee helps to steal an election from the leader of your party. What do you do?

Reward them with millions of dollars. What else?

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at August 05, 2022 03:46 PM (Y206u)

355 I'll have to say, Griner took the sentence like a man

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 03:46 PM (us2H3)

356 employment is a lagging indicator. Unemployment claims are on the rise though. I don't notice the administration talking about how that is a good thing.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at August 05, 2022 03:46 PM (5HBd1)

357 I like how in her partially blue boudoir the busty redhead is wearing glasses. It always gives a scholarly look to the ladies doing the girly photos. She doesn't look terribly happy though. Maybe doing girl photos is not how she wanted to spend her early 20's. But kaching..$$$$$$

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 05, 2022 03:46 PM (snPsk)

358 Yeah inflation is unusual in that it has more inertia in it and can feed on itself. Most other things are self-correcting. If we had free-floating interest rates inflation would be at least partially self-correcting.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 05, 2022 03:36 PM (b2nrj)


The fear for gov economists is the inertia of deflation: if people think prices will be lower tomorrow, they'll delay spending, which in turn forces produces to lower prices, which encourages consumers to delay more spending, etc. Hence why the Fed tries to shoot for 2% inflation: enough that the risk of a deflationary spiral is minimal, but not enough to screw with the ability of people to make long-term plans.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 05, 2022 03:46 PM (wmDcS)

359 So I guess old Dick shilling for Liz by ripping Trump went over like a wet fart?
When is GWB going to weigh in?

Posted by: JoeF. at August 05, 2022 03:46 PM (TOqTw)

360 Same group said in 2014 that the Great Barrier Reef would be damaged beyond salvage if we didn't stop global warming immediately.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 05, 2022 03:42 PM (ZLI7S)

The policies are working!!!

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 03:46 PM (ZiV6b)

361 Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the donkey...

If you think something and then say, it must be real.

i swear, this nonsense is coming from an entire generation who think Hogwarts is an actual place. And they vote.

I give up: #shedlife

Posted by: Storm of Ale at August 05, 2022 03:47 PM (PtkQ4)

362 I keep repeating this, in the minds of the electorate the party in power is ALWAYS the one that controls the White House. Blaming a recession on the GOP Congress in January 2023 isn't going to convince anyone by the Democrats' own partisans that will believe anything Twitter tells them anyway.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:43 PM (LvTSG)
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Not so sure. I bet 30% of "Americans" believe that the republican party and Trump are at fault even though the donkeycrats have the House, Senate, and Pretendency. That is the base line of true democrat idiots in the country.

If the republicants win Senate and House it will be 60% of Americans think they and Trump are the reason for a bad economy.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at August 05, 2022 03:47 PM (u4CEu)

363 Paul Krugman, ENRON adviser.

I believe the AOS Style Guide requires "Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize for Economics Laureate, and ENRON Advisor"

Posted by: John Romulus Brinkley at August 05, 2022 03:47 PM (lMrg3)

364
These are today's "Oracles," as I call them.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 05, 2022 03:47 PM (dvxfv)

365 Snoop can't dunk.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at August 05, 2022 03:47 PM (oWBc3)

366 Right next to the Whip Inflation Now pins!
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

You beat me to it. WIN, ftw

Posted by: Prime Sister at August 05, 2022 03:47 PM (tQL7r)

367 362 Not so sure. I bet 30% of "Americans" believe that the republican party and Trump are at fault even though the donkeycrats have the House, Senate, and Pretendency. That is the base line of true democrat idiots in the country.

If the republicants win Senate and House it will be 60% of Americans think they and Trump are the reason for a bad economy.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at August 05, 2022 03:47 PM (u4CEu)

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That 30% would be my "Democratic partisans".

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:47 PM (LvTSG)

368 her handle is kyla s can.

Get it. I'm sure you do.

Posted by: whatever it takes at August 05, 2022 03:48 PM (GaCiO)

369 I give up: #shedlife
Posted by: Storm of Ale at August 05, 2022 03:47 PM (PtkQ4)
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Me too!

Oh, I'm sorry. You do you. I'm pursuing #cuckshedlife

Posted by: Bill Kristol at August 05, 2022 03:48 PM (WWh8n)

370 Vibes makes me think of the fun quirky psychic movie with Jeff Goldblum and a surprisingly engaging Cyndi Lauper.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 03:48 PM (Ivdso)

371 Old politicians should be like old soldiers.

Just fade away.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 05, 2022 03:48 PM (0mqLi)

372 >>@CNBC

>>Two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia recorded the highest amount of coral cover in nearly four decades, though the reef is still vulnerable to climate change and mass bleaching, a monitoring group said Thursday.

Same group said in 2014 that the Great Barrier Reef would be damaged beyond salvage if we didn't stop global warming immediately.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 05, 2022 03:42 PM (ZLI7S)
________________

Nothing daunted: "By [this year plus 10] the Great Barrier Reef will be gone if we don't stop global warming!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:48 PM (DP9YX)

373
A couple of weeks ago I predicted the Democrats would blame the Republicans And Fox News for "talking down the economy."

My prediction is about to be realized, apparently.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 05, 2022 03:48 PM (dvxfv)

374 "Bad Vibes". Thereought to be some 60's song connected with this nonsense.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 05, 2022 03:48 PM (snPsk)

375 You guys are just denying her "lived experience" on this!

Posted by: Axeman at August 05, 2022 03:48 PM (krQz2)

376 Kyla just needs a sensitive life coach that can understand and satisfy her need for bigger penis.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 05, 2022 03:48 PM (m7R0k)

377 New York might see a resurgence of polio.

https://tinyurl.com/3u5hcrnb

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at August 05, 2022 03:48 PM (sWM8x)

378 319 When you don't count all the people that were in the labor force before the covid buy out, (ghost people) naturally your labor force numbers will improve.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 05, 2022 03:40 PM (oGc0G)


I suspect that they count a person quitting to go to a different job for any reason as a Job Created. Lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Posted by: Gref at August 05, 2022 03:48 PM (AMIL/)

379 If I can do bong hits with my buddy as he gets paid to dig holes,and I get paid to fill holes, then we'll all be happy and wealthy.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at August 05, 2022 03:49 PM (8AONa)

380 The NYT is both brave and overdue in publishing this New Wave economist and, as an economist myself, I can testify to bad vibes having real-world impacts. I find bad vibes lead to living in an alternate reality and, eventually, to full-on Trumpist fears overtaking sound thinking. How can we appreciate a good taco, for example, if Trump mocks taco bowls? Don't get me started on Korean barbeque.

Posted by: Alexandra Occasional-Cortex at August 05, 2022 03:49 PM (ZVuU2)

381 Maybe doing girl photos is not how she wanted to spend her early 20's. But kaching..$$$$$$

Gotta pay for the piercings and lip collagen and hair dye.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 03:49 PM (Ivdso)

382 Paul Krugman, ENRON adviser.
______________

"Let me do for the U.S. what I did for Enron!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:49 PM (DP9YX)

383 1 million vibes created or saved

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 03:49 PM (hwoGt)

384 I remember the debates in 2009 about how government spending had greater downstream impacts on the economy than private spending.

You don't hear that argument anymore for some reason.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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That was the multiplier effect from investment in the economy which was inferred from Keynesian economics. Basically what Alex said above for MMT, this group of geniuses believe (or find it useful to believe) that government can do a better job with printed borrowed money to boost the economy via investing in 'green' companies via subsidies than a laissez faire approach would. They are arguing that Supply creates Demand and by gum if it doesn't--we will eliminate any substitutes such as gas powered vehicles for those green goods like electric cars.

Posted by: whig at August 05, 2022 03:50 PM (CXr4y)

385 Former Enron advisor, IIRC.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 05, 2022 03:50 PM (yikp0)

386 New York might see a resurgence of polio.

https://tinyurl.com/3u5hcrnb
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at August 05, 2022 03:48 PM (sWM8x)
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'Cause Democrats.

Posted by: Axeman at August 05, 2022 03:50 PM (krQz2)

387 As Hayek said, 'the economy is organic'.

And yes, feelings of depression and doom can have a negative effect on the economy, as people don't want to take risky investments...

So, yes, this is partly correct... but the REASON for the bad 'vibe'? The current administrations WAR on its own citizens. Killing the energy industry with nothing viable to replace it? Killing Transportation? Killing Farming through limiting availability of fertilizer?

RAISING TAXES AND SPENDING DURING A FUCKING RECESSION? I judge by actions, not words, they are TRYING to destroy our economy.

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 05, 2022 03:50 PM (oHd/0)

388 Once again, I just have to point out that MAGICAL THINKING is the entirety of the Leftist mindset.

They are physically incapable of adopting a different mindset, any more than a cockroach can develop a theory of quantum mechanics.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 05, 2022 03:50 PM (YIVH2)

389 iirc, they say MMT allows "infinite" printing (QE I presume, so no interest payments) ... and if inflation gets too hot, they can raise taxes so people have less to spend (throttling back sales).

MMT says that gov prints money to pay for goods and services it needs, and then uses taxation to drive the demand for those dollars as well as remove them from circulation. You can print "infinite" dollars only to the extent that you're willing to tax to remove them later.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 05, 2022 03:50 PM (wmDcS)

390
Some of you might remember back in 2000 as we were headed into a clinton recession and bush was gaining in the polls, the Democrats said Republicans were "talking down the economy" and causing a recession.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 05, 2022 03:51 PM (dvxfv)

391 . . . Mises wept.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 05, 2022 03:51 PM (xhaym)

392 good news comrade, we have reached stage where dumb people take over media so we can publish dumb stuff.

Posted by: joe fingerblaster at August 05, 2022 03:51 PM (bNWit)

393 WTF is an economic influencer?

The Oddball gif was

Posted by: butch at August 05, 2022 03:51 PM (dkY4g)

394 there is no option to sign up for a second welfare check
how about get a fucking job, you worthless piece of shit?

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (MrZQl) - at August 05, 2022 03:51 PM (MrZQl)

395 Maynard G Krebs>Maynard Keenan > John Maynard Keynes

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 05, 2022 03:51 PM (sJHOI)

396 The NYT is both brave and overdue in publishing this New Wave economist and, as an economist myself, I can testify to bad vibes having real-world impacts. I find bad vibes lead to living in an alternate reality and, eventually, to full-on Trumpist fears overtaking sound thinking. How can we appreciate a good taco, for example, if Trump mocks taco bowls? Don't get me started on Korean barbeque.

Posted by: Alexandra Occasional-Cortex at August 05, 2022 03:49 PM (ZVuU2)

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"You really haven't experienced vibes until you participated as the caboose in a 20-dude train ..."

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 05, 2022 03:51 PM (Kdaed)

397 "Let me do for the U.S. what I did for Enron!"
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:49 PM (DP9YX)
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We don't want Monkey Pox.

Posted by: Axeman at August 05, 2022 03:51 PM (krQz2)

398 New York might see a resurgence of polio.

https://tinyurl.com/3u5hcrnb
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at August 05, 2022 03:48 PM (sWM8x)



Now Abbott will be accused of wanting to kill brown people by sending the busloads of illegals there.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:51 PM (Zz0t1)

399 370 Vibes makes me think of the fun quirky psychic movie with Jeff Goldblum and a surprisingly engaging Cyndi Lauper.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 03:48 PM (Ivdso)
_________________________

I met her once. It was past her prime but she still looked pretty good and wasn't the weirdo airhead she seemed to make her persona. She was tiny, though. I doubt she was even 5 feet tall. Maybe 5-1 tops.

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 05, 2022 03:51 PM (iFTx/)

400 6 Kyla Scanlon, Id hit it. Hit it hard.

https://tinyurl.com/2wvbtw2p

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 05, 2022 03:30 PM (m7R0k)

She gives off a "Misty" vibe.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at August 05, 2022 03:52 PM (Qhnrt)

401 377 New York might see a resurgence of polio.

https://tinyurl.com/3u5hcrnb
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at August 05, 2022 03:48 PM (sWM8x)

.....

The likelihood of these spreading is low but not impossible. Because of advanced water treatment in America, it is rare a person ends up drinking truly contaminated tap water. It is possible that fecal matter could end up on a surface a person interacts with, though, and ends up transmitting the virus.

Umm....

Looks like it could spread in the cornholing community.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 05, 2022 03:52 PM (GPqsW)

402 Recessions give bad vibes, but not overly so
- Thomas Jefferson

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 05, 2022 03:52 PM (sJHOI)

403 CDC: Marco!

Orange County NY: Polio!

CDC: Marco!

Orange County, NY: Polio!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 05, 2022 03:52 PM (lf83v)

404 RAISING TAXES AND SPENDING DURING A FUCKING RECESSION?
Posted by: Romeo13 at August 05, 2022 03:50 PM (oHd/0)
===================
There is no recession. It's all in your head.

Posted by: Karine Jean Pierre's Brain at August 05, 2022 03:52 PM (ZVuU2)

405 A number of firearm companies have seen their shipments with UPS become damaged or go missing while on route to customers, while others have allegedly had their corporate accounts canceled by the parcel service, according to a report by Bearing Arms, a pro-Second Amendment news site.

Yup. UPS drives all the way up my road to deliver packages, except the ammo. They left that under the mailbox down at the main road and never set the package delivered alert.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 03:52 PM (hwoGt)

406 I see the line between my satire and leftist grievance propaganda has become non-existent.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger


Watch a few Tik Tok videos. People shoplifting carts of groceries and putting them in to a $50k Audi and people not understanding why others are upset.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 05, 2022 03:53 PM (j+4+t)

407 One of Biden and Kamala's speech writers?

There are 25 year old's in this world who have seriously studied economics and understand what is happening. She isn't one of them and everyone is just harshing on her mellow.

Some more brilliance from Scanlon:

La Croix is based on the 'essence' of fruit and not the fruit itself which is also how the stock market works.

FYI - La Croix is sparkling fruit flavored water.

Posted by: Cheri at August 05, 2022 03:53 PM (oiNtH)

408

So the Starship Heavy Will be able to lift about 140,000 lb.

I figure we could take 750 of these parasites, sew them into a human centipede and neatly coil them in the payload bay, and launch them into the sun without issue.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at August 05, 2022 03:53 PM (OwA4b)

409 Posted by: whig at August 05, 2022 03:50 PM (CXr4y)

Problem is that the Green stuff the government is spending on, is all imported technology. Which EXPORTS our wealth... while adding to inflation... double economic boo bad oh whammy.

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 05, 2022 03:53 PM (oHd/0)

410 MMT says that gov prints money to pay for goods and services it needs, and then uses taxation to drive the demand for those dollars as well as remove them from circulation. You can print "infinite" dollars only to the extent that you're willing to tax to remove them later.

Right, the Obama administration actually followed this pretty well but couldn't get the tax increases they wanted. But they managed to spend INSANELY huge amounts of money through QE that vanished into basically FDIC lock boxes so it didn't create expected inflation.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 03:53 PM (Ivdso)

411 So the nyt publishes an article from a girl who is still on her parents health insurance.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 05, 2022 03:53 PM (bVYXr)

412 What about inflation? There wouldn't be inflation! Because we wouldn't want there to be inflation!

//////

I keep saying, the working man is pissed. When I slum it at the cheap grocery store, these ppl making normie money are pissed about the prices. I hope the news or the joke man on tv doesn't tell them that biden's new BBB spending bill is going to make it much worse.

Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 05, 2022 03:53 PM (OuH7W)

413 So no one is denying the pet rock is smarter.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 05, 2022 03:53 PM (0mqLi)

414 "Economics Influencer." LOLOLOL The whole damned planet is beyond parody, especially the United States of America.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 05, 2022 03:53 PM (sVtYq)

415 i swear, this nonsense is coming from an entire generation who think Hogwarts is an actual place. And they vote.

Not just them though. Their older sisters and moms, AKA the AWFLs, or Karen Nation, bought into that book "The Secret" that was all the rage about a decade ago.

Oprah, among other "influencers" was pimping that book, hard.

Posted by: kallisto at August 05, 2022 03:53 PM (dCxaZ)

416 "Economics Influencer." LOLOLOL The whole damned planet is beyond parody, especially the United States of America.
Posted by: Lady in Black at August 05, 2022 03:53 PM (sVtYq)



Sad but true.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:54 PM (Zz0t1)

417 A 25-year-0ld Economics Influencer, at that.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 05, 2022 03:54 PM (lf83v)

418 404 RAISING TAXES AND SPENDING DURING A FUCKING RECESSION?
Posted by: Romeo13 at August 05, 2022 03:50 PM (oHd/0)
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There is no recession. It's all in your head.
Posted by: Karine Jean Pierre's Brain at August 05, 2022 03:52 PM (ZVuU2)

No, its all in my bank account.

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 05, 2022 03:54 PM (oHd/0)

419 I figure we could take 750 of these parasites, sew them into a human centipede and neatly coil them in the payload bay, and launch them into the sun without issue.
Posted by: My Pimp Shot

////////

this is funny because just the other day, I thought that the fucking weirdos still wearing masks and getting booster shots every month are basically debarking on Golgafrinchin Ark B.

Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 05, 2022 03:54 PM (OuH7W)

420
Democrats: There is no recession nor inflation.

Also the Democrats: The recession and inflation will be short-lived and over in a few weeks.

Also the Democrats: We need to pass the trillion-dollar "anti-inflation" bill immediately to end this recession we're in and curb inflation before things get worse!

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 05, 2022 03:54 PM (dvxfv)

421 New York might see a resurgence of polio.

https://tinyurl.com/3u5hcrnb
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at August 05, 2022 03:48 PM (sWM8x)
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Abbott's fault. Unlike border states, NY isn't equipped to handle outbreaks of third-world diseases that were long since conquered here.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 03:54 PM (WWh8n)

422 I’m getting a Kennedy vibe from Kyla Scanlon.
If she didn’t blow someone to get this Op-Ed, she KNOWS someone.
She no doubt comes from a connected family

Posted by: JoeF. at August 05, 2022 03:54 PM (TOqTw)

423 Sad but true.
___________________________

Exactly.

Posted by: Metallica at August 05, 2022 03:54 PM (lf83v)

424 384 I remember the debates in 2009 about how government spending had greater downstream impacts on the economy than private spending.

You don't hear that argument anymore for some reason.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison
-------------------
That was the multiplier effect from investment in the economy which was inferred from Keynesian economics. Basically what Alex said above for MMT, this group of geniuses believe (or find it useful to believe) that government can do a better job with printed borrowed money to boost the economy via investing in 'green' companies via subsidies than a laissez faire approach would. They are arguing that Supply creates Demand and by gum if it doesn't--we will eliminate any substitutes such as gas powered vehicles for those green goods like electric cars.

Posted by: whig at August 05, 2022 03:50 PM (CXr4y)


The Leftards are preaching 'trickle-down economy' every day. They simply substitute Government for The Top One Percent as the source of the money.

Posted by: Gref at August 05, 2022 03:54 PM (AMIL/)

425 373
A couple of weeks ago I predicted the Democrats would blame the Republicans And Fox News for "talking down the economy."

My prediction is about to be realized, apparently.

Posted by: Soothsayer's
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Back in the day when I did empirical research, I found out that the local economy is what drives voter's anger and their personal experiences with unemployment, good shortages, etc. National economic reporting really does not influence voting very much. State level economics because it is seldom reported, does even less. Low info voters perceive the local economy as a proxy for the national economy by noting when shifts are cut back at the factories, prices rise, businesses close, house prices decline, and so on.

Posted by: whig at August 05, 2022 03:54 PM (CXr4y)

426 >>>417 A 25-year-0ld Economics Influencer, at that.


Buh Muh Representation and Diversity

Posted by: ace at August 05, 2022 03:55 PM (B3oWe)

427 Pokes nose in.
Looks around.
Dang. So the NYT is now a suck up to a 25 year old front hole person. Now that is some shit-hot journalism!
Meanwhile if I go to where the lightning hit by the White House, I bet I can find a burn mark that looks like Jesus.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 05, 2022 03:55 PM (anj39)

428 Right, the Obama administration actually followed this pretty well but couldn't get the tax increases they wanted. But they managed to spend INSANELY huge amounts of money through QE that vanished into basically FDIC lock boxes so it didn't create expected inflation.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 03:53 PM (Ivdso)

The decline in the velocity of money there was pretty interesting. The US is odd in that foreigners too flee to the dollar and US treasury markets during down times.

Monetary pressure on prices has both a circulation speed (velocity of money) and total money supply component.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 05, 2022 03:55 PM (b2nrj)

429 There is no recession. It's all in your head.
Posted by: Karine Jean Pierre's Brain

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maybe the gop could start calling this stuff disinformation from economic terrorists

Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 05, 2022 03:55 PM (OuH7W)

430 UPS driver would get an ass kicking here for leaving ammo at the mailbox down the road or driveway.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at August 05, 2022 03:55 PM (oWBc3)

431 359 So I guess old Dick shilling for Liz by ripping Trump went over like a wet fart?
When is GWB going to weigh in?
Posted by: JoeF. at August 05, 2022 03:46 PM (TOqTw)

He already did. He hosted a fundraiser for Liz Cheney in TX last fall.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 05, 2022 03:55 PM (w3dJ+)

432 Same group said in 2014 that the Great Barrier Reef would be damaged beyond salvage if we didn't stop global warming immediately.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 05, 2022 03:42 PM (ZLI7S)


the simple fact that the [rainforest / reef / watershed / American Eagle population / etc ] has expanded merely means THERE IS MORE OF IT THREATENED BY MODERN SOCIETY

Posted by: Kindltot at August 05, 2022 03:55 PM (xhaym)

433 Actually - you can print all the money you want - IF - the economy is productive enough to absorb it. We have created recessions in the past by printing to little money. The fed has a historic failure record on both sides of the equation.

When Biden took office and killed energy production at the SAME time printing more money, the die was cast. We were toast. Rarely can you point to an administration so blatantly and directly creating the economic damage. Normally presidents just take the good or bad as it comes. Biden went out and put all the money on 00, and is shocked everything went to hell..

Posted by: Black JEM at August 05, 2022 03:56 PM (xWZcb)

434 377 New York might see a resurgence of polio.

https://tinyurl.com/3u5hcrnb
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at August 05, 2022 03:48 PM (sWM8x)
.....
The likelihood of these spreading is low but not impossible. Because of advanced water treatment in America, it is rare a person ends up drinking truly contaminated tap water. It is possible that fecal matter could end up on a surface a person interacts with, though, and ends up transmitting the virus.
______________
Que?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:56 PM (DP9YX)

435 Once again, I just have to point out that MAGICAL THINKING is the entirety of the Leftist mindset.

They are physically incapable of adopting a different mindset, any more than a cockroach can develop a theory of quantum mechanics.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 05, 2022 03:50 PM (YIVH2)

--------

Indeed. MAGICAL THINKING used to be the exclusive province of infants and the mentally ill -- two of the primary attributes of adult death cult Leftists for at least a century now.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 05, 2022 03:56 PM (ijJwM)

436 Economics Influencer." LOLOLOL The whole damned planet is beyond parody, especially the United States of America.
Posted by: Lady in Black at August 05, 2022 03:53 PM (sVtYq)
++++
Seriously, I am giving some credence to the the kooky assertion that Large Hadron Collider thrust us into a parallel dimension where everything is insane. This would have happened either during the failed run 2008 or the successful run in 2012, depending on which version you choose to believe.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 03:56 PM (WWh8n)

437 RAISING TAXES AND SPENDING DURING A FUCKING RECESSION?
Posted by: Romeo13 at August 05, 2022 03:50 PM (oHd/0)
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Also during Pride Month!

Posted by: Axeman at August 05, 2022 03:56 PM (krQz2)

438 Buh Muh Representation and Diversity
Posted by: ace

///

you know what? I assumed that she was a basic bitch white girl, the one the twitter says get corporate jobs that are basically day care where they can eat snacks and take nappies all day long.

what about her quotient?

Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 05, 2022 03:56 PM (OuH7W)

439 purity of essence, I have it

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 05, 2022 03:56 PM (sJHOI)

440
Incidentally, "vibes" is such an old expression, no? Very 90's.

It went out with "chill out, homie," yes?

Today's expression for shitheads is teh feels, yes?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 05, 2022 03:57 PM (dvxfv)

441 438 you know what? I assumed that she was a basic bitch white girl, the one the twitter says get corporate jobs that are basically day care where they can eat snacks and take nappies all day long.

what about her quotient?
Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 05, 2022 03:56 PM (OuH7W)

=========

She's gender fluid.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:57 PM (LvTSG)

442 The Leftards are preaching 'trickle-down economy' every day. They simply substitute Government for The Top One Percent as the source of the money.

Posted by: Gref
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They are but corporate GOPe types run interference for government subsidies which muddles the national GOP message.

The easiest line of attack for the GOP is the raising of taxes in a bad economy and doubling or tripling the number of IRS agents. NO ONE likes the IRS even people that do not owe money on taxes.

Posted by: whig at August 05, 2022 03:57 PM (CXr4y)

443 I bet 30% of "Americans" believe
==
30% of Americans believe whatever the TV/Twitter tells them.

30 % of America doesn't really care about anything except what they have to do in the 48 hours. They start to pay attention when their day to day shit starts having to change.

30% of America knows exactly what's going on and 95% of them hate it.

10% of America works for, or benefits from the deep state/oligarchs and goes along for the money.

Posted by: whatever it takes at August 05, 2022 03:57 PM (5OKP7)

444 I swear, I read 2 books by PJ Orourke and I'm a better economist that everyone in power.

Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 05, 2022 03:57 PM (OuH7W)

445 "I don't think Hitler wants war at all. I think there's just a lot of bad energy in Europe right now, like, with all the colonialist blame-shifting after the Armistice. I think Adolf even referred to it in his promise to me about remaining chill. Something about 'bad joo-joo.'"

- Neville Chamberpot

Posted by: red speck at August 05, 2022 03:57 PM (gS3OW)

446 Low info voters perceive the local economy as a proxy for the national economy by noting when shifts are cut back at the factories, prices rise, businesses close, house prices decline, and so on.
Posted by: whig at August 05, 2022 03:54 PM (CXr4y)
***

This is why a guerilla ad campaign can be effective locally. And fun!

Posted by: Diogenes at August 05, 2022 03:57 PM (anj39)

447 and those weren't even the books where he talked about economics.

Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 05, 2022 03:57 PM (OuH7W)

448 this is funny because just the other day, I thought that the fucking weirdos still wearing masks and getting booster shots every month are basically debarking on Golgafrinchin Ark B.
Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 05, 2022 03:54 PM (OuH7W)

Pro Tip: Go long on telephone sanitizer

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 05, 2022 03:58 PM (906pl)

449 Low info voters perceive the local economy as a proxy for the national economy by noting when shifts are cut back at the factories, prices rise, businesses close, house prices decline, and so on.

It all comes down to what actually impacts you at home. That's why the perversion and filth annoyed people, but they didn't take action until their personal children were actually effected by it. They don't like bad economic news, but won't vote on it unless its actually hitting them personally.

This is, sadly, the lesson that the Republican Party has never learned. They get bad press for doing some stuff, they get attacked and called terrible thing! Yeah, so? Nobody cares unless it hits them in the wallet.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 03:58 PM (Ivdso)

450 Per Iran International, the video states that Iran’s ballistic missiles have the capability of “turning New York into hellish ruins,” in an ostensible reference to Iran’s space program.


Too late.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 03:58 PM (hwoGt)

451
This is why a guerilla ad campaign can be effective locally. And fun!
Posted by: Diogenes at August 05, 2022 03:57 PM (anj39)



And Trump demanded the Gorilla Channel to be on all the White House TV's!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:58 PM (Zz0t1)

452
Spend all you want, we'll print more.

Posted by: Jay Leno for Dollaritos at August 05, 2022 03:59 PM (krQz2)

453 She's gender fluid.

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which means:

a. she's ugly?
b. she leads her boyfriend on about the possibility of a threesome?
c. she's really ugly.

Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 05, 2022 03:59 PM (OuH7W)

454 Very feminine way of thinking. "Whatever I feel is the truth."

Posted by: Random Slob at August 05, 2022 03:59 PM (PeNw6)

455 So the nyt publishes an article from a girl who is still on her parents health insurance.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 05, 2022 03:53 PM (bVYXr)
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They gave a lot of airplay to a retarded cross-eyed Scandi who is still waiting for her first training bra.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:59 PM (DP9YX)

456 If Scanlon were really serious about her theory of vibe-cession,
She'd of tattooed it on her vaginal labia.

I shan't believe in vibecession until she takes this critical publishing step.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 05, 2022 03:59 PM (5NkmN)

457 If people have the feeling the economy is strong, the economy will tend to be strong. If people have the feeling the economy is weak, the economy will tend to be weak.

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People tend to have these feelings because they are reflective of actuality.

Posted by: SH (Roe Overturned) at August 05, 2022 03:59 PM (sX1BW)

458 She could be right because when I go grocery shopping lately, I keep vibing that the prices have gone way the hell up. My bad, Brandon

Posted by: keena at August 05, 2022 03:59 PM (RiTnx)

459
What's the old saying?

A recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose Your job.

I guess a fake and contrived "vibe-cession" is when a Democrat Totalitarian tells you that losing your job is just a "matter of perspective."

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 05, 2022 03:59 PM (dvxfv)

460 This kind of perception-as-reality solipsism is characteristic of our entire leadership class.

The phrasing is all that makes it sound so silly. And that's a function of the fact that nobody older than this bimbo is willing to publicly polish this particular turd at the moment. Doesn't look good on the CV. So they had to shop this op-ed out to a child.

But all the thinking is the same as the older people.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 05, 2022 03:59 PM (IXpV7)

461 Play Sugar Magnolia!!!
Posted by: also JackStraw

One of my favorite Dead songs. They closed Long Beach in 1988 with it and I'd been jonesing all week to hear that one.

Posted by: SFGoth at August 05, 2022 03:59 PM (KAi1n)

462 453 which means:

a. she's ugly?
b. she leads her boyfriend on about the possibility of a threesome?
c. she's really ugly.
Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 05, 2022 03:59 PM (OuH7W)

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She is an oppressed minority, more oppressed than Clarence Thomas ever was.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:59 PM (LvTSG)

463 >>>Per Iran International, the video states that Iran’s ballistic missiles have the capability of “turning New York into hellish ruins,” in an ostensible reference to Iran’s space program.
Too late.

it would take us a month to realize.

Posted by: ace at August 05, 2022 04:00 PM (B3oWe)

464 And Trump demanded the Gorilla Channel to be on all the White House TV's!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:58 PM (Zz0t1)
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He was actually wrestling with the Secret Service trying to change the limo TV away from the Gorilla Channel.

Posted by: Axeman at August 05, 2022 04:00 PM (krQz2)

465 390
Some of you might remember back in 2000 as we were headed into a clinton recession and bush was gaining in the polls, the Democrats said Republicans were "talking down the economy" and causing a recession.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 05, 2022 03:51 PM (dvxfv)

I will admit, given the recent occurrences, I look back with a jaundiced eye at both sides for everything that happened since Reagan left office (even the some of the shit during Reagan's term- Amnesty for example.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 05, 2022 04:00 PM (diceA)

466 I keep saying, the working man is pissed. When I slum it at the cheap grocery store, these ppl making normie money are pissed about the prices. I hope the news or the joke man on tv doesn't tell them that biden's new BBB spending bill is going to make it much worse.

Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 05, 2022 03:53 PM (OuH7W)

A friend of mine was up from georgia last night. He sold his house in jersey last year, and bought 20 acres in georgia. His plan was to clear a few acres, built his 30X70 metal building to house his cars and harleys, and the 34' camper he would live in while the house was being built. He got as far as building the big garage, getting the septic, and getting power up to the garage, getting the HVAC in the garage, and with the prices of everything now this year he can't build the house. Pissed is an understatement.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 05, 2022 04:00 PM (VwHCD)

467 122 I'm just going to go full Alex Jones

Brittney Griner's a man

Certainly looks like a realistic one. Haven't seen a lot of pics but the ones I have they say "male basketball player". No girl vibe at all

Posted by: azjaeger at August 05, 2022 04:00 PM (LuLee)

468 It all comes down to what actually impacts you at home. That's why the perversion and filth annoyed people, but they didn't take action until their personal children were actually effected by it.
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But this doesn't explain SF sidewalk poop or giant homeless encampments in Cali. At some point, these people are just completely dick in the peanut butter fcukin' nuts.

Posted by: whatever it takes at August 05, 2022 04:00 PM (YmJAC)

469 New York might see a resurgence of polio.

It is a total coincidence that these long-conquered diseases in America are resurging just as we're flooded with third worlders from south of the border and the depths of Africa.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 04:00 PM (Ivdso)

470 I swear, I read 2 books by PJ Orourke and I'm a better economist that everyone in power.
Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 05, 2022 03:57 PM (OuH7W)
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You could read the Classic Comics of economics and say the same thing.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 04:00 PM (DP9YX)

471 *insert clip from Billy Madison here*

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 04:00 PM (Zz0t1)

472 Ace, you're talking about a bunch of Oprah fans who made The Secret a best-selling book. There's no hope for saving them from their stupidity, and their almighty "feelings."

Posted by: Wally at August 05, 2022 04:00 PM (FJYfm)

473 Ace never seemed to go so far as to blame Biden.......... for causing world wide inflation

Posted by: Paul at August 05, 2022 04:00 PM (/Sqx5)

474 Abbott's fault. Unlike border states, NY isn't equipped to handle outbreaks of third-world diseases that were long since conquered here.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


Pro tip: Border states aren't equipped either.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 05, 2022 04:00 PM (j+4+t)

475 French scientist admits his tweeted image of star closest to sun was actually slice of chorizo.

https://tinyurl.com/yc7x44cy

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 05, 2022 04:00 PM (H8QX8)

476 MSM chyron here, "Republicans pick Milwaukee in swing state Wisconsin to host the party's 2024 national convention."

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 05, 2022 04:01 PM (yikp0)

477 Per Iran International, the video states that Iran’s ballistic missiles have the capability of “turning New York into hellish ruins,” in an ostensible reference to Iran’s space program.
__________________________________________

Sounds like a reasonable and level-headed group of gentlemen with whom we should be negotiating a nuclear deal.

Prepare the pallets of cash!

Posted by: Valerie Jarrett at August 05, 2022 04:01 PM (lf83v)

478 I need some sort of mechanical usb device that can periodically type and untype something so that my work's slack/instant messanger thing stops going yellow every minute.

Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 05, 2022 04:01 PM (OuH7W)

479 New York might see a resurgence of polio.

It is a total coincidence that these long-conquered diseases in America are resurging just as we're flooded with third worlders from south of the border and the depths of Africa.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 04:00 PM (Ivdso)
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Damn that Trump!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 04:01 PM (DP9YX)

480 The 30% of people who support Joe and his clan regardless may be dependent on the government for jobs or EBT cards, but the reality is they are self-loathing people who have no clue why they hate everything and themselves. Stan is like that.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at August 05, 2022 04:01 PM (oWBc3)

481 Patrick Moore says coral "bleaching" is not dying coral. The whitening is a process, part of the life cycle of the reef, those coral usually grow back after the process.

He also points out that the warmest oceans/waters around Indonesia have the most corals, so it is clearly NOT global warming that is killing reefs (to the extent some are being damaged). Cold kills corals.

https://tinyurl.com/3mbtsz99

Posted by: illiniwek at August 05, 2022 04:01 PM (Cus5s)

482 When Biden took office and killed energy production at the SAME time printing more money, the die was cast. We were toast.

Posted by: Black JEM at August 05, 2022 03:56 PM (xWZcb)

Not only printed money, they increased the M2 money supply by 30% in 18 months.

Trillions of new dollars poured into a NON EXPANDING economy. Someday I'll bet we'll find records of Fed Res Board, and Treasury Dept, AND this administration purposefully creating inflation, to try to minimize the DEBT they continue to drive us further into.

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 05, 2022 04:01 PM (oHd/0)

483 The vibes in the economy are weird...

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Tell me you are only qualified to write about the Kardahians without telling me you are only qualified to write about the Kardashians

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at August 05, 2022 04:01 PM (h1jJh)

484 French scientist admits his tweeted image of star closest to sun was actually slice of chorizo.

https://tinyurl.com/yc7x44cy
Posted by: Ordinary American at August 05, 2022 04:00 PM (H8QX8



All your faith must belong to science.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 04:02 PM (Zz0t1)

485 ates McGavick

@GatesMcgavick
22m
It appears that Arizona is joining Texas and Georgia as states that saw skyrocketing turnout after passing common-sense election integrity legislation

The Democrat/media "voter suppression" fake narrative is just getting debunked over and over in real time

@BreitbartNews
29m
The people of Arizona appear to have set a new record in Republican primary voting turnout on Tuesday, according to a local analyst. https://trib.al/P9eks89

Posted by: redridinghood at August 05, 2022 04:02 PM (NpAcC)

486 I can't believe I pay for this sh*t. Family member wants it. My gawd.

Posted by: CloseTheFed at August 05, 2022 04:02 PM (LeNk3)

487 Elizabeth Hurley(age 57) thinks Kyla is too young to understand much about anything important.

https://tinyurl.com/4bxwnhmm

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 05, 2022 04:02 PM (m7R0k)

488 Holy Hell.

Posted by: Alex Jones at August 05, 2022 04:02 PM (uWF4x)

489 Government entities will latch onto any theory that says they can spend like crazy, even if they have to ignore large swaths of the theory and end up going against it completely.

Remember the argument around Keynesianism? Our government was never Keynesian. They just spent all the time.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 03:34 PM (LvTSG)


It's basically using any excuse to do what they've already wanted to do: spend like drunken sailors, or a Beverly Hills teenager with daddy's credit card.

The funny part is that under something like MMT, a lot of what they want wouldn't be permissible. Most proponents advocate getting rid of all welfare, for example, in exchange for some sort of guaranteed jobs program. You can't just spend money willy-nilly. But, like I said, they over-estimate the positive impact of a lot of spending proposals.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 05, 2022 04:02 PM (wmDcS)

490
Low info voters perceive the local economy as a proxy for the national economy by noting when shifts are cut back at the factories, prices rise, businesses close, house prices decline, and so on.
Posted by: whig


There's a great line in McKay's book "The Madness of Crowds" that goes something like "the man with the full belly will think no one else in the world is hungry."

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 05, 2022 04:02 PM (dvxfv)

491 6 Kyla Scanlon, Id hit it. Hit it hard.

https://tinyurl.com/2wvbtw2p

She looks ... eager.

Posted by: m at August 05, 2022 04:02 PM (RtN13)

492 "talking down the economy" and causing a recession.
Posted by: Soothsayer's

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wow, we're all on the same page. I'm wondering when the lefties will break out the down talk talking point?

Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 05, 2022 04:03 PM (OuH7W)

493 Pro tip: Border states aren't equipped either.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 05, 2022 04:00 PM (j+4+t)
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No shit.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 04:03 PM (WWh8n)

494 A lot of these people are going to be oblivious right up to the point someone lines them up in front of a ditch.

You can avoid reality. You cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. And the reality here is that the progs are frantically destroying Western civilization.

If one can't peacefully go about their business, labor productively, build a home for their family and raise their kids and position them for future success, then there is basically fuckall reason not to just become a warlord. If progs won't let us all play along together in good faith, then things are going to go far beyond just taking our ball and going home.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at August 05, 2022 04:03 PM (BaGvt)

495 And by " slice of Chorizo" I meant my dick
French Scientist

Posted by: steevy at August 05, 2022 04:03 PM (NMHe5)

496 476 MSM chyron here, "Republicans pick Milwaukee in swing state Wisconsin to host the party's 2024 national convention."
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 05, 2022 04:01 PM (yikp0)

Used to have really good bars... but have not been there in.... shit... 42 years?

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 05, 2022 04:03 PM (oHd/0)

497 this is funny because just the other day, I thought that the fucking weirdos still wearing masks and getting booster shots every month are basically debarking on Golgafrinchin Ark B.
Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 05, 2022


***
One of my co-workers, who is old enough and (presumably) smart enough to know better, is sick with the Coof. Again. After 2 shots and at least 1 booster, and on top of that taking paxlovid or whatever the current medical fad is. I want to say, "Why did you take that stuff when it'll risk you getting sick again?"

I know what her answer will be. "The doctor said . . ."

WOMAN, THE "DOCTOR" LIED TO YOU ABOUT THE COOF AND THE SHOTS. WHY WOULD YOU BELIEVE HIM NOW?????

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 05, 2022 04:03 PM (txdEq)

498 good lord, there's about 18 K's already in the Cubs/Marlins game and it's the 4th inning.

Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 05, 2022 04:03 PM (OuH7W)

499 Pulitzer nomination coming up

Posted by: Mark in SC at August 05, 2022 04:03 PM (aZg0k)

500 Listen, toots: if you're a 25-year-old female with a nothing but a bunch of rocks in your head and a sheepskin in Woke Studies from some dirtbag college, the *only* thing you should be worried about influencing is activity in the trousers of men who might be interested in you.

A sheepskin in Woke Studies pretty much disqualifies her from men's trousers. Except to wear them and join the WNBA, anyway.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 05, 2022 04:04 PM (ZGrMX)

501 The Leftards are preaching 'trickle-down economy' every day. They simply substitute Government for The Top One Percent as the source of the money.

Posted by: Gref at August 05, 2022 03:54 PM (AMIL/)

And from whom does the government get its money?

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 04:04 PM (ZiV6b)

502 491 6 Kyla Scanlon, Id hit it. Hit it hard.

https://tinyurl.com/2wvbtw2p

She looks ... eager.
Posted by: m at August 05, 2022 04:02 PM (RtN13)

Economics Influencer? Is that when she tells her pimp to raise prices due to inflation?

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 05, 2022 04:04 PM (oHd/0)

503 A friend of mine was up from georgia last night. He sold his house in jersey last year, and bought 20 acres in georgia. His plan was to clear a few acres, built his 30X70 metal building to house his cars and harleys, and the 34' camper he would live in while the house was being built. He got as far as building the big garage, getting the septic, and getting power up to the garage, getting the HVAC in the garage, and with the prices of everything now this year he can't build the house. Pissed is an understatement.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 05, 2022 04:00 PM (VwHCD)


Dad and stepmom moved from PDX to eastern Oregon last year and are currently renting while Dad builds their new house. He had to make some major changes to the plans due to the cost of materials. Luckily he was able to lock in an order last Dec when prices briefly dropped.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 05, 2022 04:04 PM (wmDcS)

504 500?

Posted by: m at August 05, 2022 04:04 PM (RtN13)

505 French scientist admits his tweeted image of star closest to sun was actually slice of chorizo.


You know how I knew it was bullcrap? Because no camera whatosever can get that kind of resolution. Its like trying to get a clear image of a grain of sand in Florida from Alaska using your kid's pinhole camera he made in science class in 8th grade.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 04:04 PM (Ivdso)

506 Guess we're light years away from that whole "sticks and stones may break my bones" thing, aren't we.....

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 04:04 PM (Zz0t1)

507
Ace never seemed to go so far as to blame Biden.......... for causing world wide inflation
Posted by: Paul


you seem to be Glitching

re-start your NPC brain

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 05, 2022 04:04 PM (dvxfv)

508 French scientist admits his tweeted image of star closest to sun was actually slice of chorizo.

https://tinyurl.com/yc7x44cy
Posted by: Ordinary American


Call us.

Posted by: IPCC at August 05, 2022 04:04 PM (m7R0k)

509 The Animal Spirits are fearful.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 05, 2022 04:05 PM (NJXJJ)

510 489 The funny part is that under something like MMT, a lot of what they want wouldn't be permissible. Most proponents advocate getting rid of all welfare, for example, in exchange for some sort of guaranteed jobs program. You can't just spend money willy-nilly. But, like I said, they over-estimate the positive impact of a lot of spending proposals.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 05, 2022 04:02 PM (wmDcS)

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I think they don't care about the economic impacts. I think they know that something is going to happen (dollar stops being the reserve currency worldwide, or something) that crashes the American economy's ability to function. It will lead to a federal government default, and they need to get their own generational wealth in place before it happens. Bonus points if they end up on top of the post-crash order.

It's just the next step in the "spend anything you want because we print our own currency" mindset.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 04:05 PM (LvTSG)

511 >>Brittney Griner's a man


Probably hiding those Vape Cartridges right next to her Salami.

Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 04:05 PM (ICPiT)

512 501 The Leftards are preaching 'trickle-down economy' every day. They simply substitute Government for The Top One Percent as the source of the money.

Posted by: Gref at August 05, 2022 03:54 PM (AMIL/)

And from whom does the government get its money?
Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 04:04 PM (ZiV6b)

Currently? A little computer in the Fed Res Bank.... the one that keeps track of the debt. And the Fed Res bank then just increases the 'money supply' to cover it.

Which is the root cause of inflation.

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 05, 2022 04:05 PM (oHd/0)

513 @ kayla's cans

Received her doctorate in economics from the AOC skool of thinkin 'bout stuff.

Posted by: Archer at August 05, 2022 04:05 PM (gmo/4)

514 hit it hard, you mean like with a truck?

Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 05, 2022 04:05 PM (OuH7W)

515 >>Kyla Scanlon, Id hit it. Hit it hard.


She got a big head.

Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 04:06 PM (ICPiT)

516 I need some sort of mechanical usb device that can periodically type and untype something so that my work's slack/instant messanger thing stops going yellow every minute.
Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 05, 2022 04:01 PM (OuH7W)
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https://youtu.be/R_rF4kcqLkI?t=171

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 04:06 PM (WWh8n)

517 The decline in the velocity of money there was pretty interesting. The US is odd in that foreigners too flee to the dollar and US treasury markets during down times.


King Dollar may have had a long-term negative effect in that it became a crutch propping up a lot of places around the world. This benefitted the political class because it meant that excess spending got soaked up outside the US without coming back in right away.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 05, 2022 04:06 PM (wmDcS)

518 Kyla Scanlon, Id hit it. Hit it hard.

Open hand or closed fist?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 04:06 PM (Ivdso)

519 I think they don't care about the economic impacts. I think they know that something is going to happen (dollar stops being the reserve currency worldwide, or something) that crashes the American economy's ability to function. It will lead to a federal government default, and they need to get their own generational wealth in place before it happens. Bonus points if they end up on top of the post-crash order.

As others have noted, it's a mafia bust-out. We are getting to the part where they burn the restaurant down.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 05, 2022 04:07 PM (NJXJJ)

520
Ace said it in a post last week:

"These aren't the droids economic data you're looking for."

That's all these fake news articles are: just variations of their lame bullshit fake Jedi mind-tricks on us.

/waves hand

/accomplishes nothing

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 05, 2022 04:07 PM (dvxfv)

521 WOMAN, THE "DOCTOR" LIED TO YOU ABOUT THE COOF AND THE SHOTS. WHY WOULD YOU BELIEVE HIM NOW?????
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 05, 2022 04:03 PM (txdEq)


OK, he got me. And I also should have told you that everyone else is right - Your ass IS huge. Sorry. I need the money.

Posted by: The "Doctor" at August 05, 2022 04:07 PM (FJYfm)

522 Checked out her web page. She tells me crypto is the future of currency so I just sunk my retirement savings into bitcoin instead. .

Posted by: keena at August 05, 2022 04:07 PM (RiTnx)

523 The vibes in the economy are weird...
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And it's shit's all fucked up.

Posted by: Axeman at August 05, 2022 04:07 PM (krQz2)

524 > Brittney Griner's a man
__________

And the Russians don't give a fuck about s/h/it's pronouns. Da comrade, new prison biotch.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 05, 2022 04:07 PM (BFigT)

525 You know an app I'd like to have for a phone?

A reverse phone number look up that popped up when you get a call. If its not in your contact list, scan it and find out who it is WHILE ITS CALLING.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 04:07 PM (Ivdso)

526 Whatever happened to that weirdo who called Obama the light bringer?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 05, 2022 04:07 PM (eGTCV)

527 I think it's safe to say you're missed when you're not around here.

LOL!
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 03:43 PM (Zz0t1)


Awww, thanks!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies' Brigade, Plucky Comic Relief at August 05, 2022 04:07 PM (SRRAx)

528 122 I'm just going to go full Alex Jones

Brittney Griner's a man
Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 03:22 PM (us2H3)

No 5 o'clock shadow very late in the courtday the other day.

Posted by: m at August 05, 2022 04:08 PM (RtN13)

529 Jersey dude is in Georgia and has AC in is garage? Upgrade!

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at August 05, 2022 04:08 PM (oWBc3)

530 A 25-Year-Old Female "Economics Influencer"? Anyone with at least two brain cells exchanging fire should pretty much discount anything beyond that as nonsense.

Posted by: Nonapod at August 05, 2022 04:08 PM (K4vtd)

531 The vibes in the economy are weird...
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And it's shit's all fucked up.
Posted by: Axeman at August 05, 2022 04:07 PM (krQz2)



and talks like a fag.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 04:08 PM (Zz0t1)

532 You guys probably won't believe me, but way back during Bush's 2nd term, my FIL used to listen to Rush Limbaugh (I didn't know much about him other than name recognition in those years), so I'd hear the program when I was over to their house visiting. I distinctly remember hearing Rush say that the Democrats were trying to talk us into a recession, and to not fall victim to it. They wanted to make Bush look bad. I guess this Kyla kid would say they were putting out bad vibes...?

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 05, 2022 04:08 PM (sVtYq)

533 French scientist admits his tweeted image of star closest to sun was actually slice of chorizo.

https://tinyurl.com/yc7x44cy
Posted by: Ordinary American at August 05, 2022 04:00 PM (H8QX
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That's funny.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 04:08 PM (WWh8n)

534 French scientist admits his tweeted image of star closest to sun was actually slice of chorizo.
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And you don't want to know what his image of Uranus was.

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 04:08 PM (ZiV6b)

535 Kyla Scanlon, Id hit it. Hit it hard.

Open hand or closed fist?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 04:06 PM (Ivdso)
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You're too binary in your thinking. Might be an implement or two involved.

Posted by: Axeman at August 05, 2022 04:08 PM (krQz2)

536 Will it become readily apparent in the four months before the election that this boondoggle was the wrong decision

So much so that the LIVs feel it good and hard

Side benefit is we have all the Ds on video supporting it

Posted by: kactus at August 05, 2022 04:09 PM (7q60N)

537 Working men are pissed!

Posted by: D Boon at August 05, 2022 04:09 PM (sJHOI)

538 There's a great line in McKay's book "The Madness of Crowds" that goes something like "the man with the full belly will think no one else in the world is hungry."

Posted by: Soothsayer's
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That is why those in DC and its suburbs believe all is well.

Posted by: whig at August 05, 2022 04:09 PM (CXr4y)

539 velocity of money is an odd concept. It basically envisions a high scarcity environment where savings is impossible, or an inflationary economy where saving is unwise.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 05, 2022 04:09 PM (xhaym)

540 French scientist admits his tweeted image of star closest to sun was actually slice of chorizo.


The sun is actually a ball of ice.

- Johannes Horbiger

Posted by: Archer at August 05, 2022 04:09 PM (gmo/4)

541 King Dollar may have had a long-term negative effect in that it became a crutch propping up a lot of places around the world. This benefitted the political class because it meant that excess spending got soaked up outside the US without coming back in right away.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 05, 2022 04:06 PM (wmDcS)

The implication of a collapse seems to be that our currency would devalue a lot and we'd be shipping a ton of goods overseas as people rush to turn their USD and US debt into something valuable. I'm estimating loss of reserve currency status as being akin to a 10-20% sudden loss of gdp in standard of living(though the increased exports will show as increasing gdp), likely on the lower end of that.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 05, 2022 04:09 PM (b2nrj)

542 Clown world

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 05, 2022 04:09 PM (XvPQV)

543 Dad and stepmom moved from PDX to eastern Oregon last year and are currently renting while Dad builds their new house. He had to make some major changes to the plans due to the cost of materials. Luckily he was able to lock in an order last Dec when prices briefly dropped.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile

We signed the construction loan August 9th of last year. They literally broke ground September 5th. We moved in last Monday. Still haven't closed yet. Paperwork is in flux.

I consider myself extremely lucky that we are now in.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 05, 2022 04:09 PM (j+4+t)

544 Could I be in commenter jail?

Posted by: 40 Miles North at August 05, 2022 04:09 PM (uWF4x)

545 538 That is why those in DC and its suburbs believe all is well.
Posted by: whig at August 05, 2022 04:09 PM (CXr4y)

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Until the FBI assets lets a few dozen people into the Capitol building.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 04:09 PM (LvTSG)

546 Brittney identifies as a woman cuz she's has a 4 inch black cock

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 04:09 PM (us2H3)

547 >>A 25-Year-Old Female "Economics Influencer"?


I don't know. You add a pair of Glasses, a Slide Rule, a Bikini Top and some Yoga Shorts to that equation and I think you'll pull in some traffic.

Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 04:10 PM (ICPiT)

548 Actually - you can print all the money you want - IF - the economy is productive enough to absorb it. We have created recessions in the past by printing to little money. The fed has a historic failure record on both sides of the equation.


Part of the reason that I think Trump was less concerned about spending is that he was aggressive with regards to deregulation. There is a lot of potential productivity in the US economy to absorb it, if permitted to do so.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 05, 2022 04:10 PM (wmDcS)

549 I'm just going to go full Alex Jones

Brittney Griner's a man
Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 03:22 PM (us2H3)
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I'm right here.

Posted by: Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery at August 05, 2022 04:10 PM (krQz2)

550 In reality, all NYT writers -- all media people, for that matter -- are "influencers." A modern term I despise.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 05, 2022 04:10 PM (sVtYq)

551 The spam blocker is just blocking certain comments.

Posted by: 40 Miles North at August 05, 2022 04:10 PM (uWF4x)

552 Newest tack - It's not a recession. It's a chorizo.

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 04:10 PM (ZiV6b)

553 539 velocity of money is an odd concept. It basically envisions a high scarcity environment where savings is impossible, or an inflationary economy where saving is unwise.
Posted by: Kindltot at August 05, 2022 04:09 PM (xhaym)

Velocity of money is just the turnover rate of currency. If it's spent 10 times in a year, it has more inflationary impact per unit than if it's spent one time per year.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 05, 2022 04:10 PM (b2nrj)

554 >>>He was actually wrestling with the Secret Service trying to change the limo TV away from the Gorilla Channel.

>Can you imagine there's a button in the Beast that actually allows the Potus to commandeer the limo for riots and mayhem just as there's a button in all vehicles to parallel park EVs to show how women are superior drivers.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 05, 2022 04:11 PM (WHt4f)

555 You know there is actually a technical term for "bad vibes" it's called psychology of the market, and in real economics it's intensely studied, analytically explained, the subject of predictions, but never ***blamed*** for a bad economy, as it is generally respected because it is ***understood*** to be people acting in their own best financial interests by predicting economic trends given the available information they have and their relative understanding of the economic situation. It only strongly negatively effects the economy if *something else is seriously wrong* like personal debt/lack of savings, financial over leveraging etc, that allows that pessimistic psychology to feed into a self amplifying loop of worsening conditions. Otherwise "consumer sentiment" is just a blip on the economic radar that lasts a few months then relents when folks see nothing real bad is gonna happen.

Posted by: mikethemoose at August 05, 2022 04:11 PM (T/vhV)

556 I had to explain to a couple of millennials that the government doesn't produce anything. It doesn't make money. The government takes money and redistributes it. Nothing they have is organic. It was all taken. From us.

They still don't get it.

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 05, 2022 04:11 PM (Z9wrD)

557 BREAKING: Whoopi Goldberg admits the thing inside her skull isn't actually a brain, it's a chorizo

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 04:12 PM (ZiV6b)

558 >>A reverse phone number look up that popped up when you get a call. If its not in your contact list, scan it and find out who it is WHILE ITS CALLING.

I have that now with my AT&T service.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 05, 2022 04:12 PM (ZLI7S)

559 I'm just going to go full Alex Jones

Brittney Griner's a man
Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 03:22 PM (us2H3)


Not true. A 6'8" man would be able to easily dunk.

Posted by: Wally at August 05, 2022 04:12 PM (FJYfm)

560 You can talk an economy down, you can't talk it up.

But it doesn't take much to move things. When the Republicans take Congress, the economy will pick up for a few months, even before they get inaugurated, because people foolishly believe that the Republicans care.

Well, unless the Dems just go YOLO with amnesty and such during the lame duck session.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 05, 2022 04:12 PM (NJXJJ)

561 I think Kyla needs some male attention.

https://tinyurl.com/53rk8m4j

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 05, 2022 04:12 PM (m7R0k)

562 Part of the reason that I think Trump was less concerned about spending is that he was aggressive with regards to deregulation. There is a lot of potential productivity in the US economy to absorb it, if permitted to do so.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 05, 2022 04:10 PM (wmDcS)

I've wondered, has Biden restored all the regulations that Trump cut?

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 05, 2022 04:12 PM (H8QX8)

563 King Dollar may have had a long-term negative effect in that it became a crutch propping up a lot of places around the world. This benefitted the political class because it meant that excess spending got soaked up outside the US without coming back in right away.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile
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Did the same thing to the British pound pre WWI. Slower process because of trade barriers but as the return on investment declines in one place, you seek yields elsewhere.

Posted by: whig at August 05, 2022 04:12 PM (CXr4y)

564 556 I had to explain to a couple of millennials that the government doesn't produce anything. It doesn't make money. The government takes money and redistributes it. Nothing they have is organic. It was all taken. From us.

They still don't get it.
Posted by: nurse ratched at August 05, 2022 04:11 PM (Z9wrD)

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"But they print the money."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 04:12 PM (LvTSG)

565 another thing, the stupid BBB bill, what horrible atrocities does it contain aside from taxing and spending? does it still, for example, ban church based child care?

Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 05, 2022 04:12 PM (OuH7W)

566 "Influencers" are the people who are crawling all over Youtube giving their reviews on shampoo, curling irons, toys, beauty products...

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 05, 2022 04:13 PM (sVtYq)

567 In reality, all NYT writers -- all media people, for that matter -- are "influencers."

According to Amazon, I'm an influencer because of all the reviews I've written. Its a term with so broad an application it has no meaning

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 04:13 PM (Ivdso)

568 _ Non-farm payrolls: +528,000 vs. +250,000
_ Unemployment rate: 3.5% vs. 3.6%
_ Average hourly earnings, month-over-month: +0.5% vs. +0.4%
_ Average hourly earnings, year-over-year: +5.2% vs. +4.9%

When was the last time you saw numbers like that?
Look at that unemployment rate. Nixon would have sold his soul for numbers like that.
Posted by: Braenyard at August 05, 2022 03:27 PM (oGc0G)
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Yeah I was surprised. I am waiting for the quit report to come out. Labor participation rate fell. Trending to go below 62% again. Most of this is just job churn. I'm certain there is some seasonal adjustment being thrown in. I expect a revision downward, but still a decent number. I still am of the belief that the BLS legitimately tries to do good work. But in Dem admins, they almost always revise down.

I will be most interested in the PPI coming out next week. If it stays over 11, that means inflation is still headed up; and the trickle of layoffs we are beginning to hear about will get a bit stronger.

Posted by: Black JEM at August 05, 2022 04:13 PM (xWZcb)

569 547 >>A 25-Year-Old Female "Economics Influencer"?


I don't know. You add a pair of Glasses, a Slide Rule, a Bikini Top and some Yoga Shorts to that equation and I think you'll pull in some traffic.
Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 04:10 PM (ICPiT)

*perks up*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 05, 2022 04:13 PM (XvPQV)

570 >>another thing, the stupid BBB bill, what horrible atrocities does it contain aside from taxing and spending?


Nothing the new 79,000 Armed IRS Agents can't handle.

Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 04:13 PM (ICPiT)

571 Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies' Brigade, Plucky Comic Relief at August 05, 2022 04:07 PM (SRRAx)

Hello Teresa sweetie. I hope you are well.

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 04:13 PM (ZiV6b)

572
Part of the reason that I think Trump was less concerned about spending is that he was aggressive with regards to deregulation. There is a lot of potential productivity in the US economy to absorb it, if permitted to do so.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 05, 2022 04:10 PM (wmDcS)

In theory we've got a lot of room to replace make-work activity with productive labor. Tends to only run in the direction of more make-work jobs until things collapse though.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 05, 2022 04:13 PM (b2nrj)

573 The implication of a collapse seems to be that our currency would devalue a lot and we'd be shipping a ton of goods overseas as people rush to turn their USD and US debt into something valuable. I'm estimating loss of reserve currency status as being akin to a 10-20% sudden loss of gdp in standard of living(though the increased exports will show as increasing gdp), likely on the lower end of that.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 05, 2022 04:09 PM (b2nrj)


I think that a lot of the money that went out of the country over the past decades was used to prop up other economies and now it's starting to flood back into the US as those bubbles burst. See: Chinese purchases of US real estate. It's going to hurt like hell for a few years.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 05, 2022 04:14 PM (wmDcS)

574 Can you imagine there's a button in the Beast that actually allows the Potus to commandeer the limo for riots and mayhem just as there's a button in all vehicles to parallel park EVs to show how women are superior drivers.
Posted by: Dr. Bone


Can someone do a Public Service Announcement and let then know to use it?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 05, 2022 04:14 PM (j+4+t)

575 I need some sort of mechanical usb device that can periodically type and untype something so that my work's slack/instant messanger thing stops going yellow every minute.
Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom

here ya go. link is to amazon. $29.00

https://is.gd/oJMwda

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (MrZQl) - at August 05, 2022 04:15 PM (MrZQl)

576 >>I expect a revision downward


I expect NONE would give you odds on that.

Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 04:15 PM (ICPiT)

577 nood parachuter

Posted by: m at August 05, 2022 04:15 PM (RtN13)

578
"Print my lie in the NYT, and it will be true. It's the paper of record."

There. I've just summed up the governing principle of the American ruling class for the last hundred years. You're welcome.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 05, 2022 04:15 PM (IXpV7)

579 French scientist admits his tweeted image of star closest to sun was actually slice of chorizo.
___________

I thought it was a monkeypox lesion.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 05, 2022 04:15 PM (DP9YX)

580 "But they print the money."

Most people are unaware that money has no intrinsic value, that its just a coupon for people to bypass the complexities of barter.

We're still on a barter economy, I still am trading my books for your vegetables. Its just the many steps in between are negated by using a universally-agreed coupon that represents our goods and services.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 05, 2022 04:15 PM (Ivdso)

581 another thing, the stupid BBB bill, what horrible atrocities does it contain aside from taxing and spending?


Nothing the new 79,000 Armed IRS Agents can't handle.
Posted by: garrett


I thought it was 80,000? Did they already get shot?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 05, 2022 04:16 PM (j+4+t)

582 I'm just going to go full Alex Jones

Brittney Griner's a man
Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 03:22 PM (us2H3)
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I went to check out some video's of her playing. Nope, she plays like a girl. She's 6'9" and can barely dunk a basketball.

Posted by: WisRich at August 05, 2022 04:16 PM (G0vdT)

583 If inflation keeps heading up - and the beginning signs of job weakness that we are now seeing get stronger, FJB will have what every president desires! Stagflation! We are right on the cusp of it being really bad. If it breaks FJB's way it will only be lousy. If it goes the way its heading, right before the midterms, the dems might lose 90 seats in the House and 7 to 8 in the Senate.

Posted by: Black JEM at August 05, 2022 04:16 PM (xWZcb)

584 FYI: If you see "Soy Chorizo" on the package, it does not mean "I am Chorizo."

Posted by: Pug Mahon, A Pox on Your Minkey at August 05, 2022 04:17 PM (xPJvm)

585 I've wondered, has Biden restored all the regulations that Trump cut?
Posted by: Ordinary American at August 05, 2022 04:12 PM (H8QX


He ended the "2 for 1" rule that required agencies to cut two regulations for every new regulation implemented. From where I sit (gov agency) we haven't seen a whole lot of new regs. That said, a lot of it is going to be how current regulations are applied. For example, cancelling the Keystone Pipeline and oil exploration. I would imagine that companies are preparing for stricter interpretation of environmental regulations as well.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 05, 2022 04:17 PM (wmDcS)

586 "You can print "infinite" dollars only to the extent that you're willing to tax to remove them later." Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile

OK, but they don't remove all of them, inflation "removes" a lot of them. Or not, I guess we will see ... so far they are just spending trillions (and the debt is being "paid off" via inflation ... paying it back in dollars worth half as much)

Taxing people can take money out of circulation I guess, but it also makes people poorer. Either way, it throttles spending.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 05, 2022 04:18 PM (Cus5s)

587 One of my econ instructors got this inflationary expectation equations added to the Wharton inflation calculations. He was really good.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 05, 2022 04:21 PM (79xUb)

588 Biden went out and put all the money on 00, and is shocked everything went to hell..

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At least 00 has a 1-out-of-38 chance of winning. He just line the pockets of his kleptocracy friends while America and Americans lose big time.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 05, 2022 04:22 PM (ijJwM)

589
Nood

Death By Misadventure??

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 05, 2022 04:23 PM (dvxfv)

590 522 Checked out her web page. She tells me crypto is the future of currency so I just sunk my retirement savings into bitcoin instead. .
Posted by: keena
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That's thinking

Posted by: Braenyard at August 05, 2022 04:25 PM (oGc0G)

591 500000 new jobs
3.5% unemoyment
Employers begging for workers. BUILDING THE WALL

Posted by: Paul at August 05, 2022 04:25 PM (/Sqx5)

592 Jersey dude is in Georgia and has AC in is garage? Upgrade!

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at August 05, 2022 04:08 PM (oWBc3)

Well, he is an HVAC guy, soo...

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 05, 2022 04:26 PM (VwHCD)

593 roblem is that the Green stuff the government is spending on, is all imported technology. Which EXPORTS our wealth... while adding to inflation... double economic boo bad oh whammy.
Posted by: Romeo13 at August 05, 2022 03:53 PM (oHd/0)
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That's not how it works.

Posted by: Black JEM at August 05, 2022 04:27 PM (xWZcb)

594 Dear Retirement Account Management People: Plz credit back 15% I never authorized this vibe adjustment.

Posted by: turnout man at August 05, 2022 04:55 PM (wx6iv)

595 Biden didn't pump a trillion of new dollars into the economy.
Xe pumped two-plus trillion of new dollars into the economy.

Posted by: BuddyPC at August 05, 2022 05:08 PM (kWQ3G)

596 I wonder how many fewer readers and subcribers the New York Pravda(Times)has then it once did

Posted by: Tamaa the DrongoBird at August 05, 2022 06:06 PM (wGqjj)

597 Kick her between the legs and ask her if she feels a 'bad vibe' there.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at August 05, 2022 06:16 PM (qZdIZ)

598 Decline Deniers.

Posted by: Another Anon at August 05, 2022 06:46 PM (K7vfi)

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