Gospel: The voice that keeps you worrying isn’t from God. So you don’t have to pay attention to it. Treat it like any other dumb thought.— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) July 12, 2014
Gospel: Living the Gospel brings opposition. On the other hand, people disagreeing with you may not be “persecution.” You may just be wrong.— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) July 11, 2014
#VoteRendon if you are a fan of cauliflower or pants (am I doing this right @JWerthsBeard?)
Love all the interest in court opinions. But prefer the nuanced take in the next day’s paper to the instant analysis.
Now I feel like such a sucker for rooting for Karl-Heinz Granitza on the 1985 Chicago Sting. #USAvsGermany
Voted @EmilyShetty @heathermizeur & @PhilAndrewsFrUs
.@recordsANDradio @dcsportsbog Machado Salsa comes in Mild, Medium, and Hothead.
I hear Freddy’s Ribs is going to cater the Kevin McCarthy victory party.— daveweigel (@daveweigel) June 12, 2014
Why Economics Failed Us, in 297 Words by Josh Barro in The Upshot:
…Mr. Sargent’s advice that “when a government spends, its citizens eventually pay, either today or tomorrow” is a warning against deficit spending. But a big part of the usual cost of deficit spending is crowding out: When the government borrows money, it drives up interest rates and makes it harder for private firms to finance worthwhile investments.
Today, there’s no crowding out because private demand for capital is weak. Individuals, saddled with mortgages on homes that aren’t worth what they used to be, aren’t eager to borrow more money; they’ve been trying to pay off their debts. Businesses don’t want to expand because they see their customers are preoccupied with paying off debt instead of buying their products.
In this environment, the government can borrow money and spend it on worthwhile infrastructure projects that create jobs and raise G.D.P. without displacing private economic activity…