That's economics humor, by the way...
So, if plans work out, I'll be meeting up with a long-lost college roommate in New York City next weekend.
Me: For all I know, you were a volunteer to get GW Bush re-elected, and we'll have nothing to talk about!Frankly, this does make me worry -- just a little. Whenever I hear someone defined as JUST fiscally conservative, I wonder: What the fuck in Jesus's-wealth-redistribution-loving name does that mean? Does it mean someone believes:
Him: Don't worry -- I'm still left-leaning, though fiscally conservative. I'm sure we'll have plenty to talk about.
- Welfare benefits are only for the lazy who don't actualize sufficient "personal responsibility"?
- That businesses "in the long run" will hew to ethical standards that are a priority for a majority of the population in which they conduct commerce, thus making governmental regulation an unnecessary tampering with "the marketplace"?
- In "trickle-down" or "rising tide" economics?