Monthly Archives: July 2013

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Ignorant of Rudimentary Economics

From Defining Ideas from the Hoover Journal, Obama’s Middle Class Malaise, by Richard Epstein: excerpts: The President, who has never worked a day in the private sector, has no systematic view of the way in which businesses operate or economies…

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Detroit’s Rainbow Flight

From Derek Hunter in Townhall,  Detroit: My City Was Gone Excerpt: Mayor Young, first elected in 1974, was the first black mayor of Detroit. He entered office with all the promise that could bring to a city nearly 50 percent…

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Proper Congressional Metrics

Jeff Jacoby writes There oughta be a law? Don’t be so sure Excerpt: Boehner rejected the planted axiom that making laws makes lawmakers productive. “We should not be judged on how many new laws we create,” he said. “We ought…

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Cochrane on the Collapse

From John Cochrane at his blog The Grumpy Economist, Are we prepared for the next financial crisis? It is a 17 minute video of several modern economist including Cochrane discussing the financial system’s current risk. Cochrane two main points are that…

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Journalistic Malfeasance on Zimmerman

It is interesting how ill informed so much of the coverage is of the Zimmerman case. More of this from Reason Magazine, Zimmerman Backlash Continues Thanks to Media Misinformation by Cathy Young. Excerpts: This narrative has perpetuated the lie that…

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The Fair Value Fiasco

“One of the basic requirements of the law of supply and demand is that there must be a willing buyer and a willing seller. During the chaos created by the random type of government policies just described, this basic condition…

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“The Perils of Extrapolation”

Andrew Stuttaford write Our Climate Change Cathedral in the National Review. Excerpts: Inevitably, Darwall is unable to resist mentioning earlier doomsayers that have got it spectacularly wrong. These include old Thomas Malthus, the Nixon era’s Club of Rome, and William…

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“Careless with the Reputation of Government”

Peggy Noonan writes in The Wall Street Journal, Fortress IRS:  Agency stonewalling could permanently harm Americans’ faith in government. Excerpts: The scandals that have so damaged the agency took place in just the past few years, since the current administration…

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Detroit’s Suicide

There are many who blame the woes of Detroit on the decline in the auto industry, but the auto industry did not decline- it just moved.  Paul Krugman passes the decline off to the normal creative destruction of capitalist progress.…

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The Cost of Redistribution

“Charity may even hurt the poor more than it helps them. The long-term results of aid to Africa are so poor that experts such as Dambisa Moyo, one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People,” concludes that the “evidence overwhelmingly demonstrates…

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The Redistribution of Vapor

From the Wall Street Journal, The Inequality President The rich have done fine under Obamanomics, not so the middle class. Excerpt: The core problem has been Mr. Obama’s focus on spreading the wealth rather than creating it. ObamaCare will soon…

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Hiding Fraud and Corruption Behind Racism

From Walter Russel Mead at The American Interest, Note to Paul Krugman: It Took More Than Markets to Ruin Detroit: Krugman is right that Detroit is essentially Ground Zero of the disruptive changes wrought by an economy in transition. But…

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A Narrative Based on Fraud

FAR LEFT TX ACTIVIST Apologizes for Smearing Pro-Zimmerman Group With Hateful Racist Sign This is far from the first time that some one from the left committed outright fraud in order to fulfill their narrative of a racist conservative.  How…

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Why Character Matters in Public Office

Weiner’s chronic sexual indiscretion belies more than a juvenile obsession.  He lied repeatedly the first time leading his media sycophants to look like fools for defending hims and demonizing Breitbart and others. Breitbart  was right all along and no apology…

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Reading 2013 07 23

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/what_the_media_choose_not_to_know_about_trayvon.html http://www.nationalreview.com/article/354122/facing-facts-about-race-victor-davis-hanson http://www.nationalreview.com/article/354151/lefts-fire-dennis-prager http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2013/07/so-long-detroit.html http://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/lying-in-the-age-of-obama/?singlepage=true http://www.ijreview.com/2012/07/10301-do-democrats-destroy-cities/      

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A Tale of Two Cities

Daniel Greenfield writes in his blog, Sultan Knish, Savages of Socialism, Excerpts: A booming housing market in the city is built on runaway prices caused by artificial shortages. Manhattan is really two islands, one is being built up and torn down…

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A Victim of Their Own Success

Shelby Steele writes in the Wall Street Journal The Decline of the Civil-Rights Establishment. Excerpts: This would not be the first time that a movement begun in profound moral clarity, and that achieved greatness, waned away into a parody of…

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Unpredicted Solutions

From the Economist, The curious case of the fall in crime: There is no single cause of the decline; rather, several have coincided. Western societies are growing older, and most crimes are committed by young men. Policing has improved greatly…

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Is Our Criminal Justice System Racially Biased?

Excerpt from The Post-Zimmerman Poison Pill by Heather Mac Donald from the National Review: The idea that the criminal-justice system discriminates against blacks — and that this bias explains blacks’ disproportionate presence in custody — is a staple of civil-rights…

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I am Yankel Rosenbaum

  Yankel Rosenbaum Al Sharpton’s cries for racial justice in the aftermath of the Treyvon Martin/ George Zimmerman case were distinctly missing in 1993 as he stirred up the Crown Heights riots that ended in the death of Yankel Rosenbaum.…

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