Brian Gongol Show on WHO Radio - November 1, 2009
- Baseball is wonderful because it can employ both CC Sabathia and Mike Fontenot. Most other sports have some inherent advantage to size of some sort -- horse jockeys are tiny, basketball players are tall, football players are bulky. But baseball players run the gamut.
- The new owners of the Chicago Cubs say they're out to win a World Series. The Ricketts family decided to turn the team into a "family business". They have an opportunity to show that a family business can take a longer-term view of value than a public corporation.
- GDP rose in the last quarter, but was it just fiction?
- The White House is taking credit for "saving" lots of jobs. Two problems with that: First, government doesn't create jobs. Second, they're creating jobs while destroying wealth. We are just shy of $12 trillion in Federal debt. That's $38,554 for every single one of us. We have to stop destroying our own wealth.
- If everyone is home sick with the flu, overloading Internet providers, it could be bad for the economy.
- Take H1N1 seriously, it's not a joke.
- Only a Communist government with a "weather modification office" could screw up like the Chinese just did.