January 30, 2013

Welcome to Bonehouse.



(This morning.)

21 comments:

HoftheP said...

Ann says don't be boneheads. Like on immigration. But who is the bonehead, in talking as if it makes sense to ask what is the optimal policy "for the economy". The economy consists in many players, whose interests are not aligned. And there are many metrics of aggregate success across the whole economy.

What is clear is that:

-- If you make things easier for people who have done some behavior, you will get more of it.

-- When people with few or no skills move to the US, they drive down wages for the people here with least skills.

-- Wages in occupations like meatpacker and bricklayer have been reduced a lot in the past 25 years.

-- African-Americans are greatly overrepresented among those with few skills.

-- When illegal immigrants are removed from jobs by workplace verification, Americans quickly and gratefully take the jobs. (Terrific USA Today article on this... google "Immigration raids yield jobs for legal workers ")

Irene said...

When we visit my inlaws, Baci runs up their stairs and heads toward a cabinet in the dining room. He sits and them whimpers until someone opens the cabinet. That's where Mr. Irene's Mom keeps the tennis balls.

Tennis balls are a big treat for Baci because we don't keep balls in the house. Baci gets a little OCD with them.

edutcher said...

We have a similar problem when we come back after being out.

Quasy expects some bread (yes, she's a cerevore) and, if left on the counter, we get an hourly request for more.

tiger said...

:) I still find it weird that you are basically a 'dill-lay-tahnt' with your neighbor's dogs.

You have them when you want them and send them back home when you get bored.

On the other hand you get all the benefits and none of the nonsense of actual dog-ownership.

Seriously, not ripping you, Professor, it just seems odd.

Maybe you should start a 'rent-a-dog' company.

Ann Althouse said...

"You have them when you want them and send them back home when you get bored."

Why is that weird? It's how you treat friends.

Marshal said...

Here's the good news: the advanced release says that GDP only fell 0.1% in the fourth quarter. Which is practically like not falling at all.

Here's the bad news: it fell, when no one was expecting it to.


Unexpectedly!

I remember the good old days of October 2012 when the media's go to economists believed we were on the cusp of recovery. I'd ask who the suckers were, but when you actively support the narrative knowing it's at best unsupportable by the facts that doesn't seem the right word.

drozz said...

just FYI, livecam of puppies for the puppy bowl:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/apl-puppies

it's relaxing.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

"You have them when you want them and send them back home when you get bored."

Why is that weird? It's how you treat friends.

No it isn't. At least that is not how I treat my friends: like objects to be discarded and set aside when they no longer please you or when you get bored with them.

traditionalguy said...

That could be a good Talking Heads video.

Zeus is a Scentologist with a long bloodline of credentials. His interview beats the Harvard University fake Cherokees.

Kit said...

It's how you treat friends.

Well, not so much, here. Maybe acquaintances...sometimes, but not friends.

Crunchy Frog said...

It's dehumanizing (or decaninizing, or something) that you use your neighbor's dog as an exhibit.

Crunchy Frog said...

"You have them when you want them and send them back home when you get bored."

Why is that weird? It's how you treat friends.


No Ann, that's how you treat grandchildren.

hombre said...

This dog appears to be overweight.

lemondog said...

Zeus is a very handsome pup.

rhhardin said...

Any marrow on the rug usually gets taken care of without human attention.

rehajm said...

Placing Zeus' entrance at the beginning of these videos reminds me of a 'coming home' sitcom open- Flinstones, Dick Van Dyke, Bob Newhart, Jetsons, Mr. Rogers, Sanford & Son...

kentuckyliz said...

She don't eat meat
But she sure like a bone
Woof!
(remember that song?)

kentuckyliz said...

Mary Moon

Nichevo said...

She's a taker.

Palladian said...

When I come over, I will go straight for the wine rack, making it the Beaunehouse...

wyo sis said...

For a minute I thought you were saying Jesus with a Spanish accent. Then I remembered his name is Zeus. As in Hey! Zeus.