My childhood is finally relevant.


At least 4 in 10 Americans believe that movies 42%, TV shows 52% and music 71% were better in the 80s than they are now.

via New National Survey Reveals The Republican Candidate Who Could Have Defeated President Obama: Ronald Reagan. – MarketWatch.



Economy grows despite everyone’s best effort to kill it.


Three years after a government spending surge in response to the recession drove the U.S. past that red line — the nation’s $16.7 trillion total debt is now 106 percent of the $15.8 trillion economy — key indicators reflect gathering strength. Businesses have increased spending by 27 percent since the end of 2009. The annual rate of new home construction jumped about 60 percent. Employers have created almost 6 million jobs. And with borrowing costs near record lows, the cost of paying off the debt is lower now than in the year Ronald Reagan left the White House, as a percentage of the economy. “The argument that heavy debt loads slow economic growth doesn’t hold a lot of water,” says Guy LeBas, chief fixed- income strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC in Philadelphia who oversees $12 billion.

via Economists See No Crisis With U.S. Debt as Economy Gains – Bloomberg.


So, Someone Is Actually Selling a Vial of Reagan’s Blood

“I was a real fan of Reaganomics and felt that President Reagan himself would rather see me sell it, rather than donating it.”

via Inside the Beltway: Reagan conjuring up blood money – Washington Times.

See also:

Are there some things that money can buy but shouldn’t?

via Boston Review — Michael J. Sandel: When Markets Crowd Out Morals.