Monthly Archives: September 2011

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

The Risk of Infallibility

In September of 2007 the Israelis destroyed the Al Kibar nuclear plant in Syria that was under construction.  It got a little press at the time, but many people have dashed this action from their memory. Clifford May writes about…

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There are Two Sides to the ‘Social Contract’

Elizabeth Warren is running against Scott Brown in Massachusetts.  She has elicited praises from liberals for her comment that “no body got rich on their own.”  She added “part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of…

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An Obsession with Fairness

Suppose you had no job and no investments.   All of your assets existed in your checking account.  The only tax you paid was a six per cent sales tax.  A friend of yours has a job and pays 25% income…

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In Search of Stability

Charles Schwab makes a critical point in Every Job Requires an Entrepreneur in the 9/29/11 Wall Street Journal. Excerpts: We cannot tax our way out of this. We cannot artificially stimulate our way out of this. We cannot regulate our…

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Fighting Myths

There are a few myths that are repeated but never questioned.  Ann Marlow dispels one such myth in her Wall Street Journal article The Truth About Who Fights for Us, 9/27/11. Excerpts: Indeed, the Heritage report showed that “low-income families…

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Too Much Money

Too much money makes many people stupid. After the prosperity and growth of the 1980’s, Clinton thought that he could expand the prosperity to more people by enacting government programs without consequences. In the Investor’s Business Daily editorial, Bill Clinton,…

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Just One More Snowflake

Why is it more moral for a federal bureaucrat in a state-supplied SUV to shut down an offshore oil rig on grounds that it is too dangerous for the environment than for a private individual to risk his own capital…

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Demonizing Skepticism

In American Thinker Randall Hoven writes Science for Stupid Idiots, 9/22/11. Excerpts: we get to why we must believe “science,” meaning taking whatever “scientists” say is incontrovertible truth.  If we start having doubts about any of it, we just might…

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The Theater of the Absurd

From Benjamin Netanyanu’s speech at the UN on 9/23/11 per the Weekly Standard. Ladies and gentlemen, in Israel our hope for peace never wanes. Our scientists, doctors, innovators, apply their genius to improve the world of tomorrow. Our artists, our…

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The Poverty Trap

Abin Sadar writes in American Thinker The Professional Poor 9/24/11 Excerpt: The genuine poor are people who, through debilitating circumstances great or small, have become incapable of sustaining a work life, and sometimes even a home life.  Because of mental…

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As Effective as the League of Nations

Jeff Jacoby writes A Palestinian state? Don’t count on it for the Boston Globe, 9/21/11. Excerpts: …the Arabs of Palestine have consistently said no when presented with the chance to build a state of their own. They said no in…

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Ruinous Generosity

When government spends on the scale Washington’s got used to, that’s not a spending crisis, it’s a moral one.  The Irish have a useful word for the times -flaithiulacht- which translates to ruinous generosity, invariably with someone else’s money.  There’s…

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Crony Socialism

Great insight from cartoonist Michael Ramirez of Investor’s Business Daily

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Crony Socialism and Jobs

The Obama Jobs Bill is just so awful that I predict many Democrats will not support it.  After the losses they faced in 2010 and the particular losses in the recent interim elections- especially Anthony Weiner’s seat in New York- support for…

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Five Reasons the Jobs Bill Will Fail

The president’s jobs bill is a non starter, a desperate attempt to do something by doubling down on failed policies. Point  one– He offers tax breaks to workers by extending the reduction in FICA taxes, and making up the deficit…

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A Tale of Two Companies

Solyndra made solar panels, a green energy dream company.  Obama saw that they got a $500 million dollar loan from the taxpayers.  The company has now shut down and has laid off over a thousand employees and the taxpayers are…

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In Praise of Nothing

Thomas Sowell writes Best Way to Aid Economy? Just Do Nothing in the Investors Business Daily, 9/14/11. Excerpts: The grand myth that’s been taught to whole generations is that the government is “forced” to intervene when there is a downturn…

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Capitalism Requires Capital

They had invented mortgage products designed to circumvent the banking wisdom of the ages, and they had peddled these mortgages with a willful disregard, bordering on fraud, for whether their customers could repay them. They had bullied Congress and their…

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Jobs in the Sand

While we restrain oil production in this country, Canada is tapping their resource with new found vigor. Mary Anastasia O’Grady writes in the 9/12/2011 Wall Street Journal, Canada’s Oil Sands Are a Jobs Gusher. Excerpt: Having spent an hour the…

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Why The Jews Matter to Obama

The special election in New York to replace Twitter pervert Anthony Weiner is proving interesting.  It is not surprising that in a heavily Democratic district in New York that the Jewish vote would come to play.  It may be surprising…

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