On the NPR the other day, some guy was talking about a thorny policy issue (health care, as I recall) and used the phrase “this is a marathon, not a sprint”. Guys like this guy use that expression to make sure we know that something’s not easy to accomplish and will take time – sometimes […]Read more "don’t tell me that"
I heard a guy on NPR yesterday use the word “ideation”, which I’d not heard before. It’s supposed to mean “the thought process” or “conceptualizing an idea”. Have not heard of it, ever. Now I’ll probably hear somebody use it or see it in the newspaper or something in the next few days. Also, today […]Read more "that’s a new one"
The other day Mr. Krugman had a post about a statement President Obama made regarding the stimulus roll-out. Obama said that projects were proceeding ahead of schedule and under budget. Krugman said “yay! … and, boo!” He went on to say that the whole idea behind the stimulus was to spend money, so while it […]Read more "lack of a better word"