Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Laffer Curve

I just felt like posting these two pictures because I feel that they represent how I feel most days.

Many times I'm having so much fun, I can't think of anything I'd rather be doing.

Sometimes I feel like this guy. I think I need to decrease the amount of notes I give each class. My general rule is that notes should not be taken for more than 20 minutes in a lecture.

In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to alleviate the effects of the... Anyone? Anyone?... the Great Depression, passed the... Anyone? Anyone? The tariff bill? The Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act? Which, anyone? Raised or lowered?... raised tariffs, in an effort to collect more revenue for the federal government. Did it work? Anyone? Anyone know the effects? It did not work, and the United States sank deeper into the Great Depression. Today we have a similar debate over this. Anyone know what this is? Class? Anyone? Anyone? Anyone seen this before? The Laffer Curve. Anyone know what this says? It says that at this point on the revenue curve, you will get exactly the same amount of revenue as at this point. This is very controversial. Does anyone know what Vice President Bush called this in 1980? Anyone? Something-d-o-o economics. "Voodoo" economics.

A Great Semester Comes to an End

The crew from Miles Greener.

There are probably about 1,000,000 I.B. pictures floating around the Internet. Here are a few samples. For some reason, many of the photos people sent to me don't upload. All of these were taken with my own camera.

Adrian getting ink done at the Lagoon.

Impossible is Nothing!

The Fresh Diamond team look optimistic about third quarter profits.

Professor Charles and Mr. Saint tackle an unsolvable math problem. Prof. Charles actually developed three theories in I.B. this semester. He combined them into one great theory called "The Profit Triangle".

Problem solved! I'll let Professor Charles have the Fields Medal. I don't need another one.

Here I am presenting the Award of Excellence to Swing. She is the C.E.O. of Fresh Diamond. She won't tolerate anything but excellence from her employees.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Ryan Sheng Jie Ming

Hey Ryan! If I come home this summer I'm going to the trailer. Ray, Lennie and Dave will show you young punks how to party "tralier park style".

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Long Time No Blog

It’s been quite a long time since my last post. I haven’t lost interest in blogging. The problem is that the semester is coming to an end and everything is hectic right now. I have an overwhelming amount of marking to do. I spent all day Saturday at Taylor’s marking tests. Two pens ran out of ink. There was no aircon at the school, so I was dying. I stayed there because there are too many distractions at home.

Today I’m doing more marking. Another pen ran out of ink. You know you’re not having fun when cleaning your apartment seems like a great idea. This post is actually just another way for me to escape.
Four more days of classes! I.B. exam is Friday. At least I get about a week to mark them:)
I guess I'll sneak in a little message at the end of this boring post. Sandra is coming to visit me December 21st. If you're reading this Ryan, you owe me $20. You said four weeks and it's been almost six months. The easiest way for you to pay me is to click about 2000 ads.