Monthly Archives: September 2009

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Supervising the Punch Bowl

George Copper writes in “The Origin of Financial Crisis” that our economic thinking is regimented for failure in a world that is more influenced by the bubbles in financial assets. The efficient market hypothesis contends that prices find their natural…

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Destimulation

Why the Stimulus Flopped By Mark Steyn in National Review Online Excerpt: That’s why the “stimulus” flopped. It didn’t just fail to stimulate, it actively deterred stimulation, because it was the first explicit signal to America and the world that…

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Clunker Math

A vehicle at 15 mpg and 12,000 miles per year uses 800 gallons a year of gasoline. A vehicle at 25 mpg and 12,000 miles per year uses 480 gallons a year. So, the average clunker transaction will reduce US…

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Winning a War that Never Ends

Daniel Gordis writes in “Saving Israel – How the Jewish People Can Win a War That May Never End” that Israel faces two threats besides the obvious physical threats from the enemies that call for its annihilation. The first is…

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Hindering GM

“[GM’s] pride, [the celebrated] Chevy Malibu, was outsold in June not only by the Japanese competitors and the Ford Fusion but even by the Korean Hyundai Sonata. . . . GM has some fine vehicles, but it is working uphill…

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Recent Books

The True Believer by Eric Hoffer- written in 1953. Hoffer is a real blue collar intellectual and this book is a very thoughtful look at mass movements and the people they attract. Should be required for any political understanding. The…

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The Ezekiel Curve

If there is anything that should send fear down your spine about greater government involvement in health care it would be the words of Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of White house Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and health advisor to…

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