Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Toothpaste Question

Here is a question for anyone with a knowledge of dentistry.

When brushing my teeth, I usually brush everything once with toothpaste, then do one or more rinsing brushes with water. Is this appropriate, or are you supposed to brush the entire time without rinsing off the toothbrush?

That is all.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Goode News

The Goode Family is to be played in re-runs on Comedy Central starting in January. According to this article, it will play at 10:30 pm on Wednesdays following South Park.

Comedy Central has hinted that if the show performs well enough, they may resurrect it.

Although on time, things may be changing. According to this article, its starts on Monday Jan. 4.

I'll keep updating with date and time information as time goes on.

Mike Judge fans, this is your chance to help him keep his show!

I'll also report on internet alternatives (if any exist) for those who do not have cable.

That is all.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The "Paradox of Thrift" in Reverse

It occurs to me that the "Paradox of Thrift" that Keynesians are so enamored of actually works in reverse. In fact, a lot fo Keynesian theory is simply the "Paradox of Thrift" in reverse, which is ultimately the source of the broken window fallacy.

Basically, the "Paradox of Thrift in Reverse", or the PoTiR, is the belief that since, for any business, more consumption of that business's products means more prosperity, then spending more in general creates more prosperity.

What the PoTiR ignores, of course, is that spending is limited by resources available, and that in the near term, we are dealing with a zero-sum game. Spending on kitchenware makes the spoon-makers prosperous, but it decreases what can be spent on glassware. Consumption in and of itself can only direct to which products resources go. Investment is needed for prosperity in the economy as a whole.

That is all.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

VDARE Needs Your Help!

Please donate to VDARE. They really need your help. I have already donated $35.00, despite the fact that I am being laid off at the end of the month. Please, someone who currently has a job, donate $100.00 and hep them in their time of need! I've done it before.

That is all.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Claims on Global Warming

Interesting claims by Christopher Booker about some of the data for climate change. He argues that the data used to support global warming is largely based on cherry-picked data points or on cherry-picked methods.

If someone has a good refutation of his claims, I'll link to that, as well.

That is all.


With my new job, there is no need put the tip jar on my blog or to ask for advertisers.

Dear Glaivester readers:

Due to my pending unemployment, soon I will be putting a tip jar on my blog.

If you want to advertise on my blog, please email me.

If anyone wishes to hire me to write an opinion piece for their webmag or anything, one-off, long-term, anything, please let me know, either in the comments or by email. For samples of my writing, see "Greatest Hits" on the sidebar. Don't worry if there are typos, if I am getting paid I will be much better about proofreading.

I am only getting around 40 visits a day, but if I blog more often I may be able to increase this (if I do not find another job for awhile, I probably will blog more often).

That is all.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009