“Well that is what the Bush bailout was designed to do: let the failures happen gradually over time, rather than all at once. The reason Obama kept on with the program is because, had they all failed at once, unemployment would now be at 30%, not 10%.”
“True. And those who did come out voted Republican. Remember, elections are not decided by democrats or republicans, but by independents who try to influence the body politic in a centrist direction. Party activists on both sides determine the candidates and encourage non-cooperative electioneering even in non-election years. But they do not win elections. They can cause a party to lose, but they can't bring in a win.”
“ADHD is now so over-diagnosed that discussion of what "causes" it are nonsensical. When one term is used for a collection of physical and mental disorders that are only tangentially related to each other, and then a number of kids that are the victims of bad parenting are thrown in, trying to find a cause for ADHD is like trying to find a cause for anomie.”
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.