hard heads soft hearts

a scratch pad for half-formed thoughts by a liberal political junkie who's nobody special. ''Hard Heads, Soft Hearts'' is the title of a book by Princeton economist Alan Blinder, and tends to be a favorite motto of neoliberals, especially liberal economists.

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Friday, June 14, 2002

Alan Blinder wrote a characteristically smart and
sensible op-ed on Friday (I read and learned alot from
his textbook), yet it seems to have been largely
ignored by the people who matter (politicians and
their aides), and even the people who even
peripherally matter (pundits, etc.). Maybe you could
evangelize for the sales-tax rebate in your future

better still, rate all the various stimulus programs
under some sensible framework.