Once more into the boundary between week in and week out and the nation may still be abuzz with yesterday’s perception of treason on the part of the Chief Justicers of the Yankee republic. So far as I can tell, the ruling satisfies almost no one, except possible the O’Bama. The liberals are incensed that the disciplining of the reactionary state governments was disallowed, and the conservatives are incensed that the mandate for requiring everyone to have medical insurance was upheld as a form of taxation. Both are asking if the tax applies to illegal aliens that the Yankee government of O’Bama refuses to enforce laws upon.
My question is what penalties are to brought against insurance companies who provide insurance but deny claims? Any firing parties for corporate oligarchs? And who is going to provide uniform medical care throughout the Yankee republic? Does this foretell the drafting of all physicians and medicalists?
So I expect the political impasse to deepen once the new congress of thieves convenes in the fall.
But what really amazed me was an article [Link] on some economics graduate student who submitted a dissertation on LOLcats. Well, actually, it’s a thesis rather than a dissertation, even though the document says disertation, because it’s submitted as fulfillment of a master’s degree in media and communications. So if we interpret that as being on the luvvie side of things, this may be nothing more than another rich darling getting a useless arts degree who lacks talent even to compose an original work of art. Possibly can’t even glue macaroni to card stock?
Two things strike. This is what the world has come to. Here we are rushing on to extinction of the species and we wast resources on a student who writes a thesis on LOLcats? Can this student have any more worth than her subject? I hope so. But the thesis does not demonstrate such.
Second, I have long had my worries about economists. They misuse maths in a most incompetent fashion. Most of them cannot distinguish a rate from a sample. And now the whole of the London Shule of Economics has suffered mind rot? Patently demonstrated, apparently.
So the eminent demise of the human species via stupid silliness will not surprise me.