Watching the slow-motion train wreck of an economic system collapse unfold

Watching the slow-motion train wreck of an economic system collapse unfold
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may giants tix  

Posted by howard in nyc




as usual, i have bought sf giants season tickets. as usual, i will be attending very few games, since i live in new york city. so i will be selling them here, or on stub hub. i much prefer here, since i save the 15% commission.

same deal as prior years. email me at h.reynolds@earthlink.net or call me at 212.369.3000. we can use the sf giants ticket relay. you can pay me with paypal, or if we are friends or have done business before, you just mail me a check. preferably from a bank that is still in business. any questions, shoot me a line or give me a call anytime.

the face value of these tickets is $39 each. lower box section 110, row 29. two seats. the price is negotiable. a little more for dodger games, a bit less for wednesday night vs the pads.

these dates are available for may:


Friday May 01 7:15PM Rockies SOLD
Saturday May 02 1:05PM Rockies
SOLD
Sunday May 03 1:05PM Rockies
SOLD

Monday May 11 7:15PM Nationals
Tuesday May 12 7:15PM Nationals
Wednesday May 13 12:45PM Nationals

Thursday May 14 7:15PM Mets
Friday May 15 7:15PM Mets SOLD
Saturday May 16 1:10PM Mets SOLD
Sunday May 17 5:00PM Mets SOLD

Monday May 25 1:05PM Braves
SOLD
Tuesday May 26 7:15PM Braves
SOLD
Wednesday May 27 7:15PM Braves

Friday May 29 7:15PM Cardinals SOLD
Saturday May 30 6:05PM Cardinals
Sunday May 31 1:05PM Cardinals

raising taxes during a depression  

Posted by howard in nyc in , ,

(for baseball giants tickets, just scroll down one post please)

in 1930, as the great depression was shifting from pretty bad to truly horrendous, the president and congress came up with an idea. they thought not only that it was a good idea, but that it was essential to the recovery of the nation, perhaps vital to the very survival of the nation.

the idea was the smoot-hawley tariff. to protect americans and restore prosperity. as it turned out, while economists and historians disagree on some of the basic cause and effect of various acts and events of the depression, there is consensus that the tariff was a tremendously damaging decision, that played a primary role in the worst, longest economic catastrophe in american history.

it just dawned on me this current scheme to tax carbon dioxide emissions will be the smoot-hawley of our great depression. a tax that will be the coup-de-grace for the already crippled commerce and industry of our nation. seems like a good idea, even an essential idea for survival today. but only a short distance down the path of history will reveal this to be a mad, self-destructive choice, just as obvious in retrospect.

they will look back, shake their heads, and wonder, 'what the hell were they thinking?'

[currently i am agnostic on the global warming issue. i just don't know, because i am skeptical of all sides, and i have not taken the time to dive into the data to make up my own mind. agnostic on whether the warming trend documented is part of normal cyclical changes or is a drastic aberration, on the geologic scale of time, as opposed to the human scale. and agnostic on whether if we are experiencing a non-cyclical spike, if human activity is the source, or a significant source. finally, agnostic on whether fossil fuel consumption is the one human activity that is determinant.

anyway, just disclosing my ignorance. but lets assume all the global warming arguments, that if we don't change our ways quickly, horrible things will happen. i am not arguing global warming in this post; i will concede all those issues to make my point on this particular policy.

this tax scheme is a terrible mechanism by which to change global energy consumption behaviors. will not work; will have huge negative unforeseen consequences. just like smoot-hawley.]

giants baseball april  

Posted by howard in nyc in


ok kids. no more ranting and raving about how the banks, wall street, and politicians are stealing trillions and bankrupting our country. at least for right now.

baseball season is upon us.

as usual, i have bought sf giants season tickets. as usual, i will be attending very few games, since i live in new york city. so i will be selling them here, or on stub hub. i much prefer here, since i save the 15% commission.

same deal as prior years. email me at h.reynolds@earthlink.net or call me at 212.369.3000. we can use the sf giants ticket relay. you can pay me with paypal, or if we are friends or have done business before, you just mail me a check. preferably from a bank that is still in business. any questions, shoot me a line or give me a call anytime.

the face value of these tickets is $39 each. lower box section 110, row 29. two seats. the price is negotiable. a little more for dodger games, a bit less for wednesday night vs the pads.

these dates are available for april:


Tuesday 4/21 vs San Diego Padres 7:15pm SOLD
Wednesday 4/22 vs San Diego Padres 12:45pm SOLD

Monday 4/27 vs Los Angeles Dodgers 7:15pm
SOLD
Tuesday 4/28 vs Los Angeles Dodgers 7:15pm
SOLD
Wednesday 4/29 vs Los Angeles Dodgers 7:15pm SOLD



here is a picture of the view from the seats. lower box section 110, row 29. over the visitors on-deck circle.