If you're wondering what my thoughts are on the stimulus package being prepared by the new administration (and just because I haven't won any prizes in economics, don't for a minute think I don't know a macro from a micro and a whatsit from a widget) then hold on, I'm about to tell you.
Go here and read my thoughts, as channeled by Nate Silver. Although I would have gone with the stale "good cop/bad cop" analogy myself—Nate obviously spent his youth watching Bob Barker sell washing machines while I watched Mannix reruns.
I don't know that Nate has won any economics prizes either, but he's spot on when he talks politics. I swear, his post-election analysis is better than his pre-game, which was pretty damn good. He nails the apparent Senate opposition to Obama's stimulus plan here:
In fact, now that I think about it, 2 cents isn't enough. Make it 2 trillion, and talk me down.
And also now that I'm thinking about it—are Mannix reruns airing these days? I loved that show.