Off to Albany, and Beyond

I will be going to Albany tomorrow for a road trip with the girlfriend. It will be the second time I am going there; the first time I was there was incidentally almost exactly one year ago, though along with the girlfriend (who wasn’t my girlfriend, yet) was Athena and Wei Hao, both of whom will not be joining us this time around.

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The High Cost of Living

There is an interesting article on how American companies are increasingly finding that they are not as recession-proof as they thought they once were, including those in industries like cigarettes, gambling, and entertainment that were once considered so. But perhaps this is the time where over-inflated prices of life’s non-necessities start coming down.

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Maslow’s Needs in Politics

I read an article that discussed the reasons for McCain’s drop in the polling numbers. It offered me no real new insights, but reiterated the fact that McCain’s campaign went downhill with the Dow.

While Wallstreet suffered an economic meltdown, McCain suffered its political equivalent. As Dan Schnur (one of the authors of the article mentioned before) put it, “[t]he worst month for the Dow Jones industrial average in more than a decade made McCain’s national security credentials almost irrelevant to voters frightened about their economic futures.” And we can look to Maslow to tell us why.

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Maslow's Needs in Politics

I read an article that discussed the reasons for McCain’s drop in the polling numbers. It offered me no real new insights, but reiterated the fact that McCain’s campaign went downhill with the Dow.

While Wallstreet suffered an economic meltdown, McCain suffered its political equivalent. As Dan Schnur (one of the authors of the article mentioned before) put it, “[t]he worst month for the Dow Jones industrial average in more than a decade made McCain’s national security credentials almost irrelevant to voters frightened about their economic futures.” And we can look to Maslow to tell us why.

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