Daily Archives: April 4, 2011


From time to time in the U.S., people criticize TARP for bailing out the banks. This is stupid. Plain and simple. TARP stopped the Great Recession from becoming the Great Depression II. Not only that, it made money: TARP Bank Programs Turn Profit After Three Financial Institutions Repay $7.4 Billion.

People have all sorts of theoretical reasons for not liking TARP. The conclusion they come to is wrong. TARP delivered.

Monday Morning Music: Sophie Madeleine – The Rhythm You Started

Perfect for Monday morning: pop music that is upbeat and seems simple. I’ll bet, though, you’ll be thinking about it for some time after. The beats, the tempo changes, the layers of instrumentation, even the clapping, is really well done. The video’s fun, too. See/hear:

If you want to see more of Sophie Madeleine, her site is here: Sophie Madeleine