So I was surprised

June 27th, 2010 by Al Lewis (alewis)

So I was surprised by the silence when I asked if they had been to Paris that summer? “We don’t need Paris when we have everything we want right here,” one of the guys replied, and I remembered his words exactly because they were just about the lamest I had ever heard. This ancient incident came to mind when I read a recent story about a San Juan Capistrano high school student who a few weeks ago filed a federal lawsuit alleging that his history teacher violated his constitutional rights by making “highly inappropriate” and offensive statements in class regarding Christianity. According to the plaintiff, the Advanced Placement European history teacher consistently “demonstrates a sense of hostility toward religion, causing Christian students to feel ostracized and treated like second class citizens.” The suit also claims that the teacher told his class, “When you put on your Jesus glasses, you can’t see the truth.” The student told a reporter that he doesn’t understand what the teacher has “against Christianity because he bashes it all the time.” Not having been there, I can’t say what the man’s motivation is aside from the fact that as a teacher of European history his classroom time is largely concerned with the longest running religiously motivated bloodbath in human history.

Clearly the prognostications of someofthe smartest and most influential economists of both the right and left have been stymied by the Federal Reserve’s policy of monetary adventurism. The great Arthur Laffer sounded a klaxon of Discount Jerseys alarm in theWall Street Journalabout the explosion in the monetary base and the high likelihood that the evil inflation djinn had been let out of the bottle in his June 11, 2009 piece entitledGet Ready for Inflation and Higher Interest Rates The unprecedented expansion of the money supply could make the ’70s look benign:”as bad as the fiscal picture is, panic driven monetary policies portend to have even more dire consequences. We can expect rapidly rising prices and much, much higher interest rates over the next four or five years, and a concomitant deleterious impact on output and employment not unlike the late 1970s.”.

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