Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Haircut-to-Oil Ratio

I wonder what the "haircut to oil" ratio was during the Great Depression. That is, how many haircuts could you buy for one barrel of oil? In the Great Depression, it had to be at least 100 haircuts for one barrel of oil. Perhaps more. Today, you can buy about 4.

I think that number explains more than anything exactly what's wrong with our economy. Haircuts havent changed since the Great Depression. Yet somehow the market has been manipulated into believing that one barrel of oil, capable of doing the work of hundreds of laborers for hours, is only worth 4 measely haircuts. One barrel of the substance to which we owe our entire civilization, is worth that little? That belief leads to a logical fault. This is proof that the market is completely broken, and collapse is inevitable. The market will be closer to reality once you can buy at least 20 haircuts for a barrel of oil. But 200 is an even more realistic figure.

Friday, January 09, 2009

The Appauling Pall of the Paul Call

Just yesterday, I heard a caller mention Ron Paul's name on the Laura Ingraham show. He was right in the middle of making an intelligent comment about the economy, and was well within mainstream conservative thought boundaries. Ron Paul is totally relevant in conservative circles, because he predicted this entire debacle and is a champion of true conservatism. You'd think real conservatives would be talking a lot about Ron Paul.

Can you guess what that slimy disgusting Laura Ingraham did? She cut him off and said we cant take any "Paul calls". What the hell is a Paul call? That is yet more proof of how horribly badly the so-called mainstream conservatives on talk radio are "compromised". Yet the listeners are not savvy enough to understand what is going on. It is obvious that conservatism has been hijacked by something goddawful (neoconservatism). But people cannot think abstractly enough to see it for what it is. The same exact thing is happening on the left. That is why you cannot trust ANY voice on mainstream talk radio (ie Clear Channel). Right or left, they are all controlled, all manipulated. And they all serve the same master, and that master wants to see America in ruins.