"If I don't believe in solipsism, who will?" - Al Batt

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"Above and beyond the question of how to grow the economy there is a legitimate concern about how to grow the quality of our lives."
-Paul Wellstone 


Echelon said...

“Throughout The Centuries There Were Men Who Took First Steps Down New Roads
Armed With Nothing But Their Own Vision”

-Ayn Rand

Back at ya!


Gunnar Berg said...

It's my blog and I chose Paul Wellstone ... over Ayn Rand, who could have just as well have been from Mars. (I like your new icon, if not your cockamamee philosophy.)

Echelon said...

You seem to be in a slump. Just trying to give you some happy pills.

Better yet have a Manhattan on the rock and a Romeo y Juliette on me.

Gunnar Berg said...

The sun's been out. It'll put me on the upturn soon.

I had a nice turn on the pearl Kvale today. Up to the local medical center (Mayo) for good news, a ride about, stopped for survival groceries on the way home.

A Manhattan is probably okay. I really prefer scotch with a splash. The cigars go better with good rum or cheap brandy.

Ayn Rand: The human animal is what it is, because of evolved cooperation. If we followed Rand we'd all still be in our own dark little caves banging rocks together.

Anonymous said...

It's funny that people pay half decent economists to tell them how to make their economy grow faster when, in undergrad and grad school, the same economists learned that what drives people to engage in economic activity is the pursuit of wellbeing. All economists have learned that wellbeing is the ultimate goal, but they seem to forget it by the time that they become talking heads on TV. I can say this with authority, being an economist.

Allan Pollock