2016 was a good (but exhausting) year, and 2017 should be even better. I’m too tired to post on economics today, so just a few random observations:
Predictions: Trump will shake up the BLS, and appoint people willing to tell the “truth” about unemployment. The official unemployment rate will jump from 4.6% to 40% in early 2017. That will allow Trump to bring the rate down sharply over the next four years.
Resolutions: Watch more NBA basketball.
Two years ago I was asked to name the people I most admired. Here are the three athletes I named:
Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Russell Westbrook, Giannis Antetokounmpo
Does this blog have something similar to the Sports Illustrated curse? See for yourself:
And how are the other two doing?
Westbrook was already a good player two years ago (but not “average triple double for a season” good). Giannis was a nobody. And notice that 3 of the top 5 are from the 2012 OKC team. Replace Roberson with Harden on last year’s team and you have a OKC championship (they weren’t all that far away without Harden.)
Westbrook gets my vote for the greatest under 6’4″ athlete, and Giannis for the best 6’11” or above athlete. Ever. Where does Giannis’s athleticism come from? I suppose I can’t avoid posting the picture that has caused 17.3% of the Bucks (male) fans to change their sexual preference:
PPS. Last night Giannis had 35-9-7-7-2, and the Bucks’ rookie second round draft pick had a triple double. Life is beautiful.
PPPS. My most admired artist was Dylan. I heard that he also had a pretty good year.
PPPPS. Under politician most admired I put:
Politicians: Can’t think of any
This year Gary Johnson stole my line, and 2016 validated my cynicism.
PPPPPS. OK commenters, any rating that puts Lebron at #10 is garbage, but why do you have to be such killjoys?