Understanding Unemployment Claim Data
From Brad DeLong
This morning's new unemployment claims number is 386,000. [...] This week's number, of course, is not a "decrease": it is the same as the number announced last week, which has been revised upwards.
And since a picture is worth a thousand words...
Yet Another Reason It Sucks to Be Going Bald
My 'N', Spacebar and Down Arrow key stopped working on my laptop. When I took off the keys to try to clean whatever was interfering with them, I found my own hair that had fallen off and built up over time.
Limited Perspective Theatre
Tonight on Limited Perspective Theatre
, an astrologer analyzes Gen. Clark's candidacy
General Wesley Clark waited to enter the campaign for the presidential nomination until, September 17, 2003, when Mercury and Mars were both retrograde in the heavens, along with Uranus and Neptune. Most astrologers would counsel that beginning new ventures with Mercury retrograde is not the best possible timing.
[...] Some political sages would say that it's too late to enter a race already complicated by nine opponents. Most astrologers would say that Mars and Mercury retrograde don't make for the best beginning of any activity. General Clark demonstrates tremendous self-confidence.
[...] Astrologically Clark has several things going for him. By solar arc Uranus has just passed his birth Pluto, and solar arc Pluto is approaching a trine to his birth Uranus. This aspect indicate his psychological determination and suggests that with tremendous campaign effort, Clark can attain his goals.
"Approaching a trine to his birth Uranus", you say ... very interesting, clearly with that going for him all he needs is a tremendous campaign effort and he's all set.