Monthly Archives: March 2014

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Investing in Politicians

From Daniel Greenfield’s excellent blog, Sultan Knish, The Inequality of Access: Excerpts: Battling income inequality leads directly to inequality of access by putting the equalizers in charge of picking winners and losers through the agency of an expanding government that promises…

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Harry Reid

Harry Reid is corrupt  

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Lukewarmers

Climate Forecast: Muting the Alarm in the Wall Street Journal by Matt Ridley Excerpt: In climate science, the real debate has never been between “deniers” and the rest, but between “lukewarmers,” who think man-made climate change is real but fairly…

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Hypocrisy on Unions

From The Weekly Standard, The Koch Brothers, Unions, and the Democratic Party’s Campaign Finance Delusions by Mark Hemingway. Excerpt: And in the few instances where union members were asked specifically to approve their dues going to politics, the results are…

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The Relative Poor

From the Pittsburgh Tribune Review Donald Boudreaux writes Questions for redistribution’s proponents Excerpts: • Surveys show that Americans in general are not as bothered by income inequality as are academics and media pundits. Are the many Americans who don’t suffer deep…

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Ceasar is Everywhere

“In his wonderfully humane book The Lily: Evolution, Play, and the Power of a Free Society, Daniel Cloud makes the following so-obvious-nobody-ever-quite-said-it observation about the role of ships in the ancient world: “Once you own a ship, you, like a…

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Speeding Up Ignorance

Victor Davis Hanson writes Technology and Wisdom in The National Review Online. Excerpts: The latest fad of near-insolvent universities is to offer free iPads to students so that they can access information more easily. But what if most undergraduates still…

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Shielded from Judgment

“But the progressive faith is just that, a faith, and despite the exceptions of individual cases no fact on the ground will dispel it.” “In 1956 power shifted in the Kremlin, and my parents along with the rest of the…

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Stimulus and Wealth Creation

There is an important difference between stimulus and wealth creation.  It is like the difference between a sugar buzz and good nutrition. Stimulus is almost by definition is a short term move- a sugar buzz. Wealth is created when innovations…

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The Illusion of Competence

The fallacy of technocratic solutions is that competence alone can improve or perfect a tragically flawed construct of how the world works.  For years the monumental failures of socialism, communism and even fascism were excused by supporters who blamed the…

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The ACA Delays Job Recovery

from Edward Lazear at the Wall Street Journal The Hidden Rot in the Jobs Numbers: excerpt: Although it is often overlooked, a key statistic for understanding the labor market is the length of the average workweek. Small changes in the…

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Koch Derangement Syndrome

From James Taranto at the Wall Street Journal, Speak of the Devil: On the ridiculous side, the Washington Free Beacon reports on an anti-Koch protest over the weekend staged by a pair of unions, the New York State Nurses Association and the…

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The Value of Access

“Such access to government leaders in a crony capitalist economy is worth a lot. How much? Here is one measure. When word of Timothy Geithner’s selection to be President Obama’s treasury secretary leaked, the stocks of companies considered close to…

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Science is Not a Democracy

from Popular Technology. Net 97% Study Falsely Classifies Scientists’ Papers, according to the scientists that published them Shaviv: “Science is not a democracy, even if the majority of scientists think one thing (and it translates to more papers saying so),…

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History of Modern Liberalism

Liberalism’s Tragic Evolution    

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Embracing Skepticism

from A Change fo Climate by Mark Steyn: “Climate Change Not A Top Worry In US,” reports Gallup, deadpan. Washington’s Potemkin parliament can hold as manypajama parties as it wants, but Big Climate absolutism is going nowhere, and the savvier scientists –…

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Conservative Progressivism

from Daniel Greenfield at Sultan Knish, Progressives without Progress Excerpts: There isn’t very much progress in the progressive movement. Progress is the expansion of possibilities. Progressives however have a Malthusian obsession with the scarcity of all things. They believe that…

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A Progressive Dilemma

John Stossel writes in Townhall, The War on Women: Insurance companies still charge men more for car and life insurance. A survey of car insurance companies found that the cheapest policy for a woman cost 39 percent less than for a man.…

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Worse than a Lie

from Daniel Greenfield and Sultan Knish, Israel and the Terrorist Rug Merchant: “The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie; deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth; persistent, persuasive and unrealistic,” John F. Kennedy said. The…

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Prone to Corruption

from National Review Online, Jim Geraghty writes Why Liberals Can’t Govern: That argument is strongly disputed, but the Obama administration has proven the flip side of the coin: Liberals’ belief in the inherent goodness of a far-reaching federal government drives them to…

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