Antidote du jour Posted on May 12, 2011 by Yves Smith Ed Harrison is graciously supplying links later today. Please check back, and offer ones you think he might miss in comments. Post navigation ← Raghuram Rajan on Delineating the Role of Government Links 5/12/11 → Subscribe to Post Comments 14 comments Philip Pilkington May 12, 2011 at 8:56 am Man who looks like fish causes EuroBother: http://bit.ly/jqZBvm (Yes, I should write headlines for the Irish Times) Senators call for end to oil speculation: http://bit.ly/jrptfS Philip Pilkington May 12, 2011 at 10:26 am Oh, this is important regarding the whole inflation debate: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2011/0512/breaking24.html If inflation is rising in Ireland — where unemployment is 14.5% and aggregate demand is in a ditch — then you can sure that any so-called ‘inflationary pressures’ in most economies (the UK etc.) are not demand-driven; that is, they are NOT being caused by too much government spending. I’d almost go as far as to say that it’s not really inflation at all. Oil and commodities prices are being driven up by dodgy speculators (see above) and as for rising health costs, well it seems that there’s just a major investment drive taking place in healthcare around the world at the moment. So the higher prices are really going to lead to better care in the future. (P.S. What I say above about healthcare costs is only true for countries that aren’t the US. It’s been well documented that a good deal of the rising costs in the US (they’re rising faster than elsewhere) is due to Obama’s weak-ass healthcare plan. Still though, that’s an exogenous price shock — so the interpretation that there’s no real inflation in the economy still holds). Sufferin' Succotash May 12, 2011 at 10:36 am I’m feeling sort of uneasy about Wolfie & the Bear, wondering if said wolf isn’t about to turn into lunch. F. Beard May 12, 2011 at 10:51 am Very curious photo. I would give 100-1 odds the hug is affectionate but how did the dog (wolf?) become friends? MyLessThanPrimeBeef May 12, 2011 at 12:17 pm Please say that no animals were hurt in that creative exercise. Cedric Regula May 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm The polar bear is saying to the husky “Weren’t those eskimos tasty?” Tom May 12, 2011 at 12:19 pm Re: The photo I know that there are a number of photos/videos of sled dogs playing with Polar Bears. There’s a Snopes article discussing it. As usual, it’s never entirely clear if it’s actually “play” or not, but the animals involved never seem to come to harm. F. Beard May 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm As usual, it’s never entirely clear if it’s actually “play” or not, but the animals involved never seem to come to harm. Tom Thanks a lot for the link but it is pretty clear to me that it is play. There is much in nature that is inexplicable to Darwinists but which makes sense if a loving Creator is considered. notheism May 12, 2011 at 1:27 pm there is much in the world that is inexplicable if a loving creator is considered. F. Beard May 12, 2011 at 1:55 pm there is much in the world that is inexplicable if a loving creator is considered. notheism Without a doubt, some forms of love are “tough”. Anonymous Jones May 12, 2011 at 3:01 pm …especially if you’re in charge of defining what is, and what is not, “love.” ambrit May 12, 2011 at 3:42 pm Bear: Look wolf, here’s the plan. When she comes by just strike up a conversation with her. Wolf: How do I get her to stay still that long? Most people run the minute they see me. Bear: Just say, Hey Sarah, I’m from the RNC. Wolf: And she’s going to fall for that? Bear: Sure, you’re a natural for a RNC staffer. Wolf: That’s what the oil execs all tell me. OK, I’m game. Bear: You trying to be funny or something? Wolf: No, no, there’s too much at steak. Bear: (Growl) F. Beard May 13, 2011 at 7:44 pm Here’s some actual video. It’s amazing! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE-Nyt4Bmi8 Jack Parsons May 14, 2011 at 6:05 pm Madness. A polar bear sees only meat. Comments are closed. Tip Jar Please Donate or Subscribe!