Monthly Archives: October 2014

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

The War on the Middle Class

Victor Davis Hanson writes in National Review, Plutocratic Populism Pays In mid-October, Hillary Clinton gave a short lecture at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas bewailing the crushing costs of a university education. “Higher education,” Clinton thundered, “shouldn’t be…

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Obsolete Energy Policy

from Digital Trends, MIT students develop wearable cooling device that could make air conditioning obsolete The chief benefit of this device is that it offers a more personalized approach to temperature control, one that’s vastly more efficient than current heating…

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Randoms 2014 10 27

Monday Randoms “Many people who have never run one business for one day are nevertheless confident that they know corporate CEOs are not worth as much as they are paid.” ~Thomas Sowell from Charles Krauthammer Obama had never managed anything…

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The New Champions of Theocracy

from the Sultan Knish, The Left’s Worst Crime in the Middle East The left embraced Pan-Arabism, a race based nationalism, in line with the Soviet Union’s expansionist foreign policy. Pan-Arabism’s socialism made it easy for the left to ignore its…

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The Price of Avoiding Failure

from Everything Millennials Need To Know About Politics And Economics in 25 Quotes by John Hawkins in Townhall my favorites: 4) As my father-in-law once said, when they talk about taxes it’s always for teachers, firemen, and police – but…

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Kansas Tax Cut Debate

from Why Kansas Drives Liberals Crazy by Allysia Finly The governor has also struggled to communicate Kansas’ modest, but real, progress. Since the tax cuts took effect in January 2013, private job growth in Kansas has surpassed growth in Nebraska…

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Capitalism vs Crapitalism

from How we ‘won’ in Vietnam, but are losing at home by Glenn Harlan Reynolds in USA Today So I guess we won that war after all. According to thePew Global Poll, 95% of people in Vietnam agree that most…

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Economic Dogma

From John Mauldin in his blog, Mauldin Economics, Where is the Growth? We’ve tried countercyclical deficit spending to resist recessions, procyclical (and rather wasteful) deficit spending to support supposed recoveries, and accommodative monetary easing all along the way (to lower real…

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An Ad Agency for Central Planning

Kevin Williamson writes The Unmanageable Man in The National Review. Excerpt: This is a particularly acute problem for the Left, because central planning, variously mutated, is at the center of the Left’s political program. With the collapse of Marxism as a bedrock…

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The True War on Science is Not Coming from the Right

One of my favorite blog postings this year is The Left is Too Smart to Fail by Daniel Greenfield at Sultan Knish.  Science is for Stupid People is equally worthy and an excellent companion piece to the first article. Excerpts: Tysonism is why…

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Trickle Down Monetary Policy

From John Mauldin in his blog, Mauldin Economics, Where is the Growth? Government is necessary to the extent that we need to maintain a level playing field and proper conduct, but with the recognition that wherever government is involved there are costs…

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In Spite of the Government

From John Mauldin in his blog, Mauldin Economics, Where is the Growth? There are many economists, with Paul Krugman at their fore, who believe that Keynesian monetary policy is responsible for the United States doing better than Europe. I beg to differ.…

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Unwarranted Climate Predictions

From The Weekly Standard, The Party of Reason, by Jeff Bergner Excerpt: Unrepeatable events like the evolution of the world’s species and the evolution of the world’s climate are inherently difficult to explain, and their future course is even harder to…

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Economic Thoughts

The stock market sell off may just be an overdue correction. It may be triggered by the ebola scare or the government’s ineptitude, though that is nothing new. It may be triggered by a slow down in China, weakness in…

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Turning on the Spigots

From The Personal And Economic Benefits Of Cheaper Oil at investor’s Business Daily: The U.S. imports about 3.5 billion barrels of oil a year. So a $20 reduction in price is equal to a $70 billion tax cut. And since…

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Political Priorities

Political issues follow a simple priority. Security Economy Social Cultural When our security is threatened we will address that foremost.  If necessary we will raise taxes, incur debt or whatever we need to do to protect out nation. While we…

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Protecting the Entrenched

The government’s protection of the entrenched is most noted by local efforts to ban Uber and the Tesla distribution model.  Of course, like most protectionist legislation, the stated objective is to protect the public, but the end game is to…

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The Slow(er) FIx

In The National Review Kevin Williamson writes The Thirty Years War Excerpts: Unlike senators, governors have to do things — “governor stuff” — which means that they have to make compromises, that they cannot be ideologically pure, and that they have to…

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Terrorism’s Enabler

“In this changing climate, moreover, it did not help that Chomsky, even though he sometimes called himself a libertarian anarchist, repeatedly rushed to apologize for or side with any totalitarian despot, whether Communist or fascist and no matter how murderous,…

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Economic Presuppositions

From John Mauldin in his blog, Mauldin Economics, Where is the Growth? Our lives and our conversations are full of presuppositions. Our daily lives are based upon quite fixed views of how the world really works. Often, the answers we…

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