American Madness

Intelligent Criticism in the Service of a Better Nation

Self-funding regulation:
Another stupid idea

Response to Top Securities Lawyers Call for Self-Funded S.E.C., in which it is stated that “Forty leading securities lawyers urged Congress on Friday to allow the S.E.C. to keep the hundreds of millions of dollars in fees it collects each year and use them to support its operations”:
We select among a series of bad options. [...]

“Stimulus” is a meaningless term

My reply to David Brooks (who now fancies himself an economist):
If economists had a clue most of them would work real jobs producing something. This is REALLY simple.
If you had a friend who was in debt to his eyeballs and had just lost his job and he asked for a loan to spend the weekend [...]

You said it, sista

Re: Obama Is From Mars, Wall Street Is From Venus
Heilrmann writes a great political piece here, but he betrays the general ignorance on the cause of the financial crisis that infects the media. Wall Street did not cause this problem. It may have exacerbated it, but this mess started in Washington and got accelerated on [...]

New Arizona Immigration Law a Disgrace to the Constitution (Part II)

The commentary on the new Arizona anti-brown people law is starting to come in. The New York Times has an article highlighting the divided opinions on the measures which includes this choice bit, which, incredibly enough, doesn’t come from The Onion:
In a nearby neighborhood, Ron White, 52, said he felt a sense of relief that [...]

New Arizona Immigration Law a Disgrace to the Constitution

In my zeal for the stories and excitement over my new blog, I forgot that I had intended to continue cross-posting non movie related stories to American Madness. So here’s the first in a series of posts from this week.
This has been expected for some time now, but Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona has just [...]

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