by Tyler Cowen
on December 25, 2013 at 12:30 am
in Food and Drink, History, Religion
Love this image (and the tags). Who is the artist?
I think it is Gerard Valcin, a Haitian artist.
Gerard Valcin is the artist, and the title of the work is Simbis Voyageurs. At MR, Christmas means Haitian art:
I like the mermaid/angels.
Merry Christmas to TC, AT, everyone who comments or lurks here, and all your families.
Merry Christmas from Phnom Penh- a thoroughly un-Christian place.
“Open Borders: Why should they stop at Christmas?
By Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution
Every year the American government briefly relaxes its stranglehold on our borders to permit the entrance of Santa Claus and his team of reindeer. If this is a good thing on Christmas, imagine how much better it would be if we made this our year round policy? Have you ever eaten in an Elven restaurant? The candy canes are sublime.
While there are some who think that competition with elf workers would impoverish American workers, there is not a lot of evidence to support this. In fact, the toy making of the elves would likely be complimentary to native production. What’s more, the wealth generated by elven labor would add to economic growth.”
My brother-in-law told me about a guy he met when he visited the Ukraine. That guy got a via to visit the U.S., and somehow he met some naive woman from West Virginia. The two of them travelled across the country and even went down into Mexico. Whoops! His visa didn’t allow for re-entry. But it was Christmas Eve, so the border guard took pity on him and let him back into the country.
So, if you’re a terrorist looking to enter the U.S., now you know when to try to get across the border.
Steve Sailer being mentioned among “some of the biggest names in economics and econ-blogging” is a nice Christmas present for him.
Don’t know if it makes sense for an an atheist to wish merry Christmas but here goes: Merry Christmas to Tyler, Alex and all the readers whose comments make MR the best blog in the cosmos
Merry Christmas and thanks a lot to Tyler and Alex for all the work on this blog.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’s to All!!!
OMG! I JUST FOUND OUT ME AND MY FAMILY ARE IN THE TOP 1%
This is awesome. I always had assumed (until today) that the break point for net worth to be in the 1% club was over USD $10M. But if you look at this 2006 data table: http://patrick.net/forum/?p=611361 (BTW such data is hard to find…does anybody know a more current update?) you will see the breakpoint is a mere 4.5+ M. Since my family has a net worth of at least $7M that means we easily make the coveted 1% crowd! In fact, I bet a lot of Washingtonians make this group–and they would, like us, look decidedly middle class.
I feel like a sort of reformed anti- Ebenezer Scrooge, going through the streets shouting “Merry Christmas to one and all!”
This is so cool….we’re in the 1%! LOL.
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