Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Opus 2013-354: Headlines: Media Breakthrough, Media Blindness, part 2 of 2

The media still has trouble connecting the dots. 

I mentioned a “news” story on the radio.  I did not tell you what the fuss was about.  The Beautiful Voices reported that economists were surprised by the recent report on job creation.  They were expecting the numbers to be down but they were up.  That is no surprise since most of these projections are arrived at by tea leaves and dart boards.  Economists tend to overemphasize their importance and accuracy.

What was amusing was the reason they thought the numbers should be down.  They said something to the effect of “due to the government shut down.”  They assumed that the government being shut down would lower the number of jobs created.  Poor Progressives.  Sorry Socialists.  Lobotomized  Liberals.  Deluded Democrats.  They think that the government is the source of jobs. 

I think it is obvious.  The government being shut down is the reason more jobs were created.  I can’t explain it like an economist does, with charts and graphs, but I can make a simple statement:  More government, less jobs.  Less government, more jobs. 

Maybe we should try it again.  Let’s shut down the government and watch the recovery.

homo unius libri


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    1. So much for democracy. I think this would win if we had national referendums.

      Grace and peace.


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