“Release the Cracken”

This might be one of the funniest lines I’ve heard in a long time. It’s from the remake of the 1981 classic “Clash of the Titans ” (so I’ve heard).  The line is memorable.  Still looking for opportunities to work this into a conversation. It may, however, not be possible.  If you can reasonably work it into a conversation without undue humiliation and professional degradation, please share.

Upcoming Lecture by Paul Krugman

Interesting historical economic analysis by Paul Krugman on monetary and fiscal crisis. See “draft lecture” notes here. The conclusion is sadly telling about human nature when he describes how the long term fix is viewed as too radical and thus we opt for partial measures which avail us nothing.