Sunday, June 24, 2012

the nada files







I'm still a political creature, but I don't know if I can write about politics and economics any more. Every time I read a politics or econ news story lately, I end up either angry or depressed. Sometimes both. Then if the story proves worthy of becoming a clump in the Catboxx, I'll end up writing an angry-depressed blog piece.

For example, looking at a few random news stories just today I come up with this.

Or maybe you prefer exotic and heavily-overdecorated fantasy to mundane, boring money-grubbing.

Or maybe you're afraid the Iranians are going to nuke us while we sleep with that bomb they don't have. Or maybe you're not. Either way, the standard story on this topic -- on all these topics -- is depressing and dumb. I don't know what's worse, the stories, or the stories about the stories.

The problem is, if I don't write about politricks and ecomics, what can I write about? Maybe I could just write about Jesus and the money. And you know, Jesus hasn't been doing too good lately. He's been striking out an awful lot. I hope he's OK, and just having a little slump.

Photo: Silvio Berlusconi

3 comments:

Joe said...

These days, economics is a useful focus for thought because micro and macro economics follow pretty similar principles. Politics, on the other hand, is mostly pretty vain, even if it deals with interactions in private life. Well economics is pretty vain, too, but ignoring it can result in serious personal harm.

Dave B, a.k.a. catboxer said...

Hi Joe. Yes, a person has to know what's happening to avoid getting hit with falling debris -- look out below! And I don't know if it's always true, but politics and economics are closely linked right now. Most of the country's economic decisions are taken for political reasons.

Joe said...

Hi Dave, I guess one might say I'm pretty sensitive to the type of political and economic stuff we have to put up with in this world!