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February 12, 2005

Yet Another Reason The EconoPundit Is Still A Hottie....

...for one thing he is unparalleled at lobbing snark at the EU:

re: "warnings the world may dump the dollar and move on to that oh-more-nuanced Euro":

...I have a question about all this. Roughly 25% of the US landmass still remains in the public domain. That's a huge chunk of real estate serving, for example, as basic collateral backing any international loan.

I know lots of Europe is socialized, but what percent of the basic European landmass remains in the public domain?

Plus he serves up titillating fare like the following (via Steve Conover of The Skeptical Optimist), a very worthwhile blog that was new to us. Warning: you may want to send young children or those with cardiac ailments from the room before viewing this chart due to its graphic nature.

debt.gif

Note: I added a guesstimated Eurozone inflation for Q4 of 2004 to the bottom portion. As it was 2.2% in November and 2.4% in December, I split the difference. I was unable to find a quarterly figure in the limited time I had available this morning, so this should only be taken as a rough figure.

And although (knowing how overexcited you all tend to become by my rare forays into econoblogging) I hesitate to overwhelm the more susceptible among you with too much economic pulchritude in one sitting, I confess I was quite overcome by the following, also via the EconoPundit.

Mr. Conover created another great chart that really helps to put the national debt into historical perspective:

debt_burden_history_20050204_1.gif

Head on over and check out his post. I do declare... a Southern belle is just helpless in the face of such magnificence.

Posted by Cassandra at February 12, 2005 09:32 AM

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Can someone explain to me why MT decided to create an extended entry on this post when there was nothing there?

I didn't think so...

That is all.

Of course it couldn't be user error.

Posted by: Cassandra at February 12, 2005 04:58 PM

I can't tell you that, sorry. Can you tell me why sometimes when I update posts, it creates a new page with _2 in the title? Aggravating!!

Posted by: beautifulatrocities [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 12, 2005 05:23 PM

Quite simply, the less we know about something, the more we want to display our lack of knowledge.

Posted by: RIslander [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 12, 2005 05:25 PM

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