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Oh my goodness. I understand FP is an open forum, but there really ought to be a minimum bar to clear to get published.
"Today, the record is clear. The countries that have followed his advice and increased their deficits (the South European crisis countries), have done far worse in terms of economic growth and employment than the North Europeans and particularly the Baltic countries that honored fiscal responsibility."
This is breathtakingly dishonest. The southern European countries were the ones forced into massive public spending cuts by Aslund's fellow neoliberal travelers. As Krugman (and Delong, and Blythe, and others) correctly predicted, this gutting of public expenditure blew a massive hole in the national economies which wound up INCREASING deficits and WORSENING the fiscal situation. Now that the IMF has issued its mea culpa, it's truly revolting to see the same rats who instigated this human disaster attempting to dump their guilt down the memory hole, all the while trying to pin the crime on the people who were screaming their heads off to try and stop it.
Luckily, while Mr. Aslund apparently has no memory, the Internet never forgets.
4 weeks ago on Access denied | Foreign Policy
What makes the game so great is how fiercely it resists "Moneyball" approaches. It's 40 percent luck, 40 percent plan, 20 percent skill, or some other combination thereof.
1 month ago on They Aren't Who We Thought They Were: Why the NFL is So Difficult to Analyze
I didn't think it was possible for me to hate the Richardson trade any more, but after last night, wow do I ever hate it more.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Big Win comes with a Big Price: Colts lose WR Reggie Wayne for the Season with Torn ACL
Oh man, another pukadelic display in SD. You can set your watch by this bullshit.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Colts Drop One in San Diego, 19-9
Oh man, #11 has me rolling.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Eyes in the Backfield: Chargers
Peyton's year, at age 37, should put to rest forever all these GOAT questions. 18 is #1, period.
But as you say, Luck makes it easy on us. We can root for the Colts and have a puncher's chance against any team in the league while Peyton shreds the record books and FINALLY gets the credit that we were all labeled as homers for heaping upon him when he was in blue and white.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Crazy Talk
Isn't this sort of stating what we already know: the most important component of pass defense is pass rush, not coverage in the secondary?
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Abridged All-22: Masking Poor Coverage & the Peyton Prism
@Ben Savage @bradicus18 Werner does look a lot less lost out there, and he's got the talent, unlike Walden.
2 months, 1 week ago on All-22: Defense, Week 3 vs 49ers.
Such a confusing day. The Colts spent all day doing things to the Niners that I usually only see other teams do to the Colts. I didn't know how to react.
2 months, 1 week ago on GIFtastic: A random collection of great moments in the Colts' win over the 49ers
I would like to see some basic diagnostic statistics on that results table, because it's screaming out to me "no statistically-significant correlation".
2 months, 1 week ago on Does a Strong Passing Game Help you Run the Ball? Part I
McGlynn might actually be a better center than Satele. I can't believe I'm writing these words.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts at 49ers
@thellamajockey He looked better than Walden in every facet of the game. Strong against the run, good instincts, great quicks off the ball. As he matures, our D WILL get better.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Surprise! The Colts Throttle San Francisco, 27-7
@Nate Dunlevy @Music Man I think that tells you all you need to know about the front office's mysterious Walden love affair.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Eyes in the Backfield: 49ers
@GregC @squirrel @DougEngland I think he means that without context (how does this stat compare with other coaches in THEIR first six games) an anomalous result is just numbers. It's like when people say "15 TRILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT! THE COUNTRY IS BANKRUPT!" Stats are only meaningful when you can compare apples to apples, rather than just pointing at an apple and saying "Look! An apple! Fire Grigson!"
I'm being facetious, but you get my point.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Hitchhiker's Guide to Colts at 49ers, NFL Week 3
@DougEngland I think it means that we're not counting defensive/special teams scores, cause the Colts put up two second-half TDs against Houston last year.
Grigs had better PRAY that their first-rounder is in the 14-22 range, because I have them finishing quite a bit higher in the draft.
And I had dreams of a blockbuster trade to jump up and grab Clowney or Lee...sadface.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Trent Richardson Aftermath: the Good and Bad of the Blockbuster Trade
Woof. Colts played well enough to win, but only barely. A tough loss, now they've got to win one game they have no business winning. They need a Green Bay moment. for sure.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Film Review: How the Colts failed to gain a yard on their final four plays
Today has been some day. First my bike lock gets cut by some asshole with a gigantic set of boltcutters in broad daylight on the busiest intersection in Berlin, and now this. Man, fuck Friday the 13th.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Vick Ballard to Injured Reserve with a torn ACL: What does it mean?
@Bobman1 No flag for contact, Hilton just got mugged.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Top 5 Plays of Week 1
Sorry to make this two posts, but what in God's name did Erik Walden think he was doing on that rollout scramble? He's got SEVEN MEN in the box to his right. There's literally nothing he needs to do if the run goes into the line. His ONLY job is to "set the edge"; in fact, this is apparently the only thing he is capable of as a human being, according to the people who gave him 16 million dollars.
Instead he lets himself get sucked inside completely by the fake, despite the fact that he's in a position to do exactly nothing against McFadden. If he does his job AT ALL on the play he collects a huge sack and forces a punt, but instead he tries to...I don't even know WHAT he's trying to do. Run a stunt?
This was a play so dumb that I'm pretty sure Daniel Adongo wouldn't have done it, and he hasn't even touched a football in his entire life. Erik Walden is the rich man's Gilbert Gardener, and Kelvin Sheppard is the poor man's Erik Walden. Hooray for terrible linebackers!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on All-22: Defense, Week 1.