Yearly Archives: 2013

Archive of posts published in the specified Year

Messaging and Reality

Tom Coburn writes The Year Washington Fled Reality in the Wall Street Journal. Excerpts: The culture that Mr. Obama campaigned against, the old kind of politics, teaches politicians that repetition and “message discipline”—never straying from using the same slogans and…

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Rebel Yid/ American Thinker 2013

American Thinker Posts for 2013 1/4/13 Stealing from Charites When charitable giving declines- and it certainly will- we can expect more class warfare rhetoric about how the selfish wealthy only give if the government gives them a deduction.  But the…

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Best of Rebel Yid 2013 Part VI

A true liberal should be given to pause by the very idea of consensus, especially in a scientific realm.  He should be given to pause by the preposterous idea of a 97% consensus on just about anything, especially one as…

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Quotes 2013

“The evil that is in the world almost always comes from ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.” Albert Camus “Hell isn’t merely paved with good intentions; it’s walled and roofed with…

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An Unlikely Stimulus of Efficiency

  from Mark Perry at his blog Carpe Diem, The current state of the US economy explained in one chart: The fact that the US economy is producing 5.6% more output now than in 2007 with 2 million fewer workers…

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Best of Rebel Yid 2013 Part V

Elitist bureaucrats have reams of academic qualifications, but lack the critical wisdom to understand their limitations.  The best theoretical ideas are quickly frustrated by the political realities that create counterproductive favoritism,  cronyism, and quickly confront the sacrifice of individual liberty…

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Best of Rebel Yid 2013 Part IV

Capitalism is the competition of ideas.  Statist solutions are the opposite.  Statist solutions would be better if they always picked the best ideas, but in the absence of competition  we never know what the best ideas are.  It is ironic…

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Savages With Cell Phones

Daniel Greenfield writes in his excellent blog Sultan Knish, Government is Magic. Excerpts: Competence is built on the unhappy understanding that things won’t work because you want them to, they won’t work if you go through the motions, they will only work…

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Conformative News

Daniel Greenfield writes in his blog The Sultan Knish, The Rise of the Mediacracy. Excerpts: The media is no longer informative, it is conformative. It is not interested in broadcasting events unless it can also script them. It does not…

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The Abdication of Credibility

Victor Davis Hanson writes 2017 and the End of Ethics in National Review Online: Excerpts: During the next presidency, will the filibuster still be bad, or will it suddenly be good again? Will there be a nuclear option again? Recess…

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Manufactured Intelliegence

From Daniel Greenfield in his blog Sultan Knish,  The Left is too Smart to Fail. Excerpts: The infrastructure of manufactured intelligence has become a truly impressive thing. Today as never before there is an industry dedicated, not to educating people,…

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The Rich and Poor Rise and Fall Together

Alan Reynolds writes The Truth About the One Percent in The National Review Online Excerpt: The table shown here — which uses Piketty and Saez’s data — shows the top 1 percent’s average real income fell by 16.3 percent from 2007 to…

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One Percent Hypocrites

from The National Review Online Matthew Continetti writes The Inequality Business: Excerpts: It’s a funny thing about the inequality debate that has consumed the American intelligentsia for the past several years: The individuals who are most interested in identifying, describing,…

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Best of Rebel Yid 2013 Part III

Most great entrepreneurs are less motivated by the money at the end of the trip than the hunt and the creative drive that needs to be fulfilled.  But a creator also has help from venture capitalists and financial supporters that…

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The Inequality of Power

Daniel Greenfield writes The Poverty of Inequality in Sultan Knish. Excerpts: If you believe the left, the leading economic problem that Americans face today is not a lack of jobs or the cost of living, but a crisis of CEO salaries. If…

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Are The Rich Paying Their Fair Share?

Scott Grannis posts in his blog,  Calafia Beach Pundit, Tax Shares Update: In 2011, it took $389K or more of adjusted gross income to make it into the top 1% of income earners, and they paid 35% of all federal income…

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A Social Security Solution

“The simplest method is to begin with an opt-out provision for Social Security. People who understand the benefits of deferring consumption in order to invest for retirement should have the option to act on that knowledge using their own resources.…

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Improvisational Government

From The Weekly Standard, Christopher Demuth writes The Silence of the Liberals: Collaterally, Obamacare is introducing a new form of government​—​improvisational government, characterized by continuous ad hoc revisions of statutory law by executive decree. This is a reversion to a…

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Education is a Culture

From Daniel Greenfield at Sultan Knish, The Miseducation of Education Reformers Selected excerpts ( please follow the link and read the entire piece) : It’s an article of faith that our schools are failing our children. But most educational reformers…

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