Yearly Archives: 2009

Archive of posts published in the specified Year

Does Illegal Immigration Distort Unemployment?

A friend raised this question in conversation.  If job losses are causing record unemployment, are the unemployment numbers actually worse due to the effect of illegal immigerants? Since many of these workers did not show up in the employment numbers…

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Climate Changing Saviors

At the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit our saviors arrive in 1,200 limousines and 140 private jets. Can their arrogance be any more blinding? Read in the UK Telegraph: Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges Do…

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Polishing a Turd

I was cleaning out some old files at work and came across a page I had written called “characteristics of a great sales person”.    Looking at the long list 12 years later the page looked ridiculous.  The list was compiled…

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Success is Knowing what Worked Yesterday

In politics, as in comedy, timing is everything. A program that works in one time or place may not work in another. Unions were able to raise wages and benefits in our major manufacturers after World War II largely because…

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YouTubing Barbara Boxer

YouTubing Barbara Boxer Some stunning moments of SENATOR Boxer on Youtube Please call me Senator Barbara is a clueless racist Abortion is the same as Viagra–

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Climate Change Messiahs

George Will writes on Climate Gate in the Washington Post; The Climate -change travesty Excerpt: Barack Obama, understanding the histrionics required in climate-change debates, promises that U.S. emissions in 2050 will be 83 percent below 2005 levels. If so, 2050…

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Save the Planet, Eat Kangaroos

Cows are wicked polluters.  They emit methane through  belching and flatulence, which is by one common measurement 25 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than the carbon dioxide emitted by cars. “Shifting less than one day per week’s worth…

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Why the Swiss Have No Crime

Self Defense is essential to freedom.

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Respecting Skeptics

It is hard not to gloat and feel some sense of relief at the release of the climate-gate e-mails. The most bothersome aspect of the global warming mongers was the certainty.  I have no scientific back ground, but the idea…

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Chinese Jews Arriving in Israel

tips once again to Letty Kaplan

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911 Memorial Unveiled…. in Jerusalem

What does it say that this memorial was unveiled in Jerusalem while we still have a hole int he ground?  Remember which side of the ‘fence’ this was built on. Tips to Letty Kaplan

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Hazlitt Responds to Keynes

“If one truth concerning economic crisis has been established… it is that they are typically brought on by cheap money- i.e., low interest rate policies that encourage excessive borrowing, excessive credit expansion, imprudent speculation, and all the distortions and instabilities…

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The Second Wave of Unemployment

One of my  colleagues in the steel business has closed his business. Like our business his was started by his father in 1955. Ours was started in 1956.  He had about the same number of employees (70)  a year ago…

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Afghanistan Advice

You do not win with an exit plan; you exit with a victory plan.

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Preemptive Keynesianism

From Financial Fiasco by John Norberg “The financial strategist George Cooper, who wants to rehabilitate a Keynesian analysis of the financial market, sees similarities between interventionist economist John Maynard Keynes’s desire to stimulate demand in times of crisis and the…

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No Experience Needed

Kudos to Nick Schultz at American Enterprise for the very revealing chart. See his post here.

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More Government = More Lobbyists

Are lobbyists that bad? If the government was about to make sheet-rock illegal because of bad or misguided information and you were in the sheet-rock or home-building business, wouldn’t you seek to persuade the lawmakers than their efforts were wrong?…

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“Skepticism is the Price Knowledge Pays for Truth”

Much has been written about the Climate-Gate, but Mark Steyn applies his clarifying wit to it in this article “Cooking the Books on Climate.” Read the whole article here. Excerpt: “The trouble with outsourcing your marbles to the peer-reviewed set…

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