Posts by Matt Healey

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The Snap: One of the goals of The Snap Download is to try to see if we can monetize these random short opinion pieces. We now have our first year under our belt and while the page views are good – over 110,000 last year ...
WE CLEARLY ARE IN THAT SITUATION

IT IS ONLY IN THE MOST EXTREME SITUATIONS THAT A NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE IS REQUIRED

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The Snap: One of the goals of The Snap Download is to try to see if we can monetize these random short opinion pieces. We now have our first year under our belt and while the page views are good – over 110,000 last year — the monetization is not. For the longest time I [&hellip
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The Snap: It is now time to get back to the income inequality series because I have more time to do research while waiting for the “New Years” to figure out how to work a stair master. They should figure it out just ...
HOW COME THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF INCOME?

RADICAL SIMPLIFICATION

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The Snap: It is now time to get back to the income inequality series because I have more time to do research while waiting for the “New Years” to figure out how to work a stair master. They should figure it out just in time to quit for the year but that is a side [&hellip
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The Snap: This past holiday my wife got me a fitbit. This is an insidious little device that allows you to track your workouts, how many steps you take each day, the number of flights of stairs you climb, calories burned, ...
I may have lost the game, but if you counted style points, I dominated

BUT I LOOKED GOOD TRYING

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The Snap: This past holiday my wife got me a fitbit. This is an insidious little device that allows you to track your workouts, how many steps you take each day, the number of flights of stairs you climb, calories burned, etc. The Download: The reason I say it is “an insidious little device” is [&hellip
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The Snap: It is January 1st. At this time of year a large portion of the population has begun their 6 week effort to irritate me. Also there tends to be a lot of year in review stuff going on. Shane has done his “best ...
GOOD TIME FOR PREDICTIONS BASED ON NOTHING BUT INSTINCT

2014 PREDICTIONS

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The Snap: It is January 1st. At this time of year a large portion of the population has begun their 6 week effort to irritate me. Also there tends to be a lot of year in review stuff going on. Shane has done his “best of” Series, Adrienne covered This year in Jackassery: 2013 (Side [&hellip
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The Snap: It is approaching the end of the year. Now is the time that people who are not me tend to start thinking about new year resolutions. The most common resolution is to annoy me at the gym. The Download: Last ...
How did last year's resolution go?

THIS YEARS REOLUTION — THE SAME AS LAST YEARS — ANNOY THE SHIT OUT OF MATT HEALEY

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The Snap: It is approaching the end of the year. Now is the time that people who are not me tend to start thinking about new year resolutions. The most common resolution is to annoy me at the gym. The Download: Last year I wrote about the train wreck that is January at the gym. [&hellip
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The Snap: I think I did a year in review last year. I think I did because I seem to remember trying to figure out a way to get a Babylon 5 quote into the review. Something about "it was the year everything changed." Not ...
A good year?

2013 YEAR IN REVIEW

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The Snap: I think I did a year in review last year. I think I did because I seem to remember trying to figure out a way to get a Babylon 5 quote into the review. Something about “it was the year everything changed.” Not sure if I did or not and right now I [&hellip
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The Snap: Fine. So I took a bit of a break from the income inequality discussion. Well, I said it would be a multi-part series and I intend to continue with it. All be it a bit later than I would have wanted. Today’s ...
IT COULD, BUT DON'T WORRY, THE VESTED INTERESTS WILL STOP PROGRESS

EDUCATION WILL NOT HELP CORRECT INCOME INEQUALITY

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The Snap: Fine. So I took a bit of a break from the income inequality discussion. Well, I said it would be a multi-part series and I intend to continue with it. All be it a bit later than I would have wanted. Today’s segment will focus on education. The Download: We have already covered [&hellip
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The Snap: I live in New Hampshire (NH) now. NH is north, which means it snows. A lot. This year has been no exception. We have already had a few days of snow. Now, when I lived in Washington DC, I knew that the drives ...
WTF NH

JUST BECAUSE YOU LIVE IN A STATE WITH SNOW DOESN’T MEAN YOU KNOW HOW TO DRIVE IN THE SNOW

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The Snap: I live in New Hampshire (NH) now. NH is north, which means it snows. A lot. This year has been no exception. We have already had a few days of snow. Now, when I lived in Washington DC, I knew that the drives would be a disaster in the snow. But I figured [&hellip
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The Snap: Yesterday I posted the first in my series on income inequality. That post focused on how corporations are using public assistance to augment their profits. Personally I don’t want my tax dollars going to ...
Everything has unintended consequences

TECHNOLOGY CAN THWART THE EFFECTS OF AN INCREASED MINIMUM WAGE

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The Snap: Yesterday I posted the first in my series on income inequality. That post focused on how corporations are using public assistance to augment their profits. Personally I don’t want my tax dollars going to augment Walmart’s profits. Today’s post will look into some of the problems with solving this by simply raising the
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