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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Housing Markets in Wonderland


Economist Arnold Kling points out the absurdity of the US government’s residential housing entities: Old consensus: we need Freddie and Fannie in order to make housing “affordable.” New consensus: we need them in order to “prevent further house price declines,” in other words, to make housing less affordable. A crazy world we Americans live in. […]

No Idea What This Symbol Means


I’m in that large minority of folks to whom this symbol means nothing. According to an article on Yahoo! Autos: Do you recognize the symbol here? It lights up in your instrument panel and looks like a U-shaped pictograph with treads and an exclamation point in the middle. Do you understand what it means now? […]

Review: Rush at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View CA: August 9, 2010


On Monday (August 9, 2010) I saw Rush perform at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. While the show was by no means perfect, the good – the great – far outweighed the bad. Rush fans of any generation should make every effort to catch the band this time out. They seem to be […]

Report: 13th Annual IPA Festival (2010) at The Bistro: Hayward, CA


This past Saturday (August 7, 2010) I attended “The Bistro’s 13th Annual IPA Festival” in Hayward, CA. The event was like most of the Bistro’s beer festivals over the past few years – which means well-organized with great energy and a fantastic selection of beers to try. The two-sided tasting sheet (reproduced below – click […]