Monday, March 23, 2015

"I could care less" is just as valid as "I couldn't care less".

Alex Logic Words and Phrases would like to defend the phrase "I could care less". Some people blister whenever a person says "I could care less" when what they supposedly meant was "I couldn't care less". I used to think (wrongly) the same way as these belligerents do.

"I could care less" simply means a person is so indifferent about some thing that for them to care even less than they do would require work, work which they don't want to bother putting in. 

One could further argue that people who say "I couldn't care less" have earned the famous Shakespearean reply "Thou doth protest too much".

For other wacky or not wacky AlexLogicWords and Phrases please check out "Is the Glass half empty or Half full" and "Beat a Dead Horse" which apparently I have not written yet on this site but will in due time, or would that be do time?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

If you Love Someone, Set them Free...Part II.

If you love someone, set them free. Then don't keep staring at them wondering if they are ever going to come back because a minute will seem like an eternity.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Gutting is the new Economic Growth Paradigm.

It's all about Gutting now when it comes to growing the U.S. Economy. Growing the U.S. economy requires an intermittent culling, or gutting, of blue collar wealth so that it can reseed the rest of the middle and lower income class.
As long as the gutting percentage remains under 10%, most probably won't care. Although the argument could be made that even if the gutting went up to 20% or 25% that that would just make the non guttee's that much more grateful and subservient.
Foreclosures lead to renewed opportunity to grow value in a property. Credit card defaults lead to ongoing misery for those who can never pay off the defaulted debt and are forced into higher and higher interest rate paying cycles.
The Foreclosures make the rest of the middle class happy for the renewed economic opportunity of real estate appreciation, fear of credit card defaults and the defaults themselves keep the banks happy as it plunders the credit score of the defaulter resulting in ever higher interest rate charges and profits on any future debt.