Monthly Archives: November 2014

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Blind to Satisfaction

From The Fiscal Times, Ed Morrissey writes How Obama Marginalized the Democratic Party Excerpt: The admission didn’t surprise Obamacare opponents, though. Those opposed to Obamacare since its inception know that Schumer offered no arguments that hadn’t been made repeatedly during…

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Rolex and Timex

Kevin Williamson writes in National Review, Who Boycotts Walmart Excerpts: It is easy to scoff, but I am ready to start taking the social-justice warriors’ insipid rhetoric seriously — as soon as two things happen: First, I want to hear…

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When All Else Fails….

from Scott  Grannis at The Calafia Beach Pundit, Why the Global Gloom: excerpt: Despite all the gloom out there, and despite all the disappointment, there is reason to be optimistic. If we’ve learned anything in the current recovery it’s that 1)…

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A Parabolic Tax Curve

From Mark Perry at his AEI- Carpe Diem Blog, Top 400 taxpayers paid almost as much in federal income taxes in 2010 as the entire bottom 50% Early last year Obama reiterated his belief that the wealthiest Americans still aren’t paying…

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The Uber Factor

I  flew into Houston Hobby Airport a few days ago, touched the Uber App (i had set up some time ago).  I put in the destination and It said there was a ride two minutes away.  I learned that even…

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The Bigger Benghazi Question

From The American Interest, The Case for More Congress In American Foreign Policy, by Walter Russell Mead: Excerpt: At the same time, with our Libyan policy, like the country itself, in ruins, one has the sense that the Benghazi investigation…

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A Harsh Political Lesson

Chuck Schumer lays a harsh and accurate assessment on his fellow Democrats. From The Wall Street Journal,  Schumer’s ObamaCare Mea Culpa (link may require a subscription) excerpt: The Senator called the law a distraction from the “middle-class-oriented programs” his party should…

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Insulated Decisions

From John Cochrane, The Grumpy Economist, Behavioral Political Economy excerpt: People do dumb things, in somewhat predictable ways. It follows that super-rational aliens or divine guidance could make better choices for people than they often make for themselves. But how…

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Predicting Nothing

From American Thinker, Anthropogenic Global Warming and the Scientific Method by Betsy Gorisch excerpts: Science is about ruling things out. Any good scientific hypothesis will make predictions about the natural world — ideally, it will predict at least one natural…

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Inequality and The Tax Reform of 1986

In The Wall Street Journal Phil Gramm and Michael Solon write How to Distort Income Inequality- The Piketty-Saez data ignore changes in tax law and fail to count noncash compensation and Social Security benefits. excerpt: Messrs. Piketty and Saez also did…

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The Fundamental Defect of the Compassionate State

From the October 2014 issue of Hillsdale’s Imprimis, William Voegeli writes The Case Against Liberal Compassion Excerpt: A first step in that direction is to note a political anomaly pointed out by Mitch Daniels, the former Republican governor of Indiana. Daniels…

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Leftists Hate Speech II

From American Thinker, Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist by Danusha V. Goska: Excerpt: Leftists freely label poor whites as “redneck,” “white trash,” “trailer trash,” and “hillbilly.” At the same time that leftists toss around these racist and classist…

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Throwing The Puppy Into the Class

University of Chicago economist John Cochrane has written one of the most unique and insightful perspectives on inequality in his blog, The Grumpy Economist.  Read Why and how we care about inequality in its entirety.  It is about 6 pages long. excerpts:…

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The Solution is The Problem

Economist John Cochrane writes in the WSJ-  What the ‘Inequality’ Warriors Really Want Excerpts: Yes, the reported taxable income and wealth earned by the top 1% may have grown faster than for the rest. This could be good inequality—entrepreneurs start…

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Noble Cause Corruption

from Ed Driscoll in PJ Media, Earth in the Grubering As the Watts Up With That blog notes: Our critics sometimes dismiss skeptics as “conspiracy theorists” noting how unlikely it would be that thousands of  scientists would collude.   They miss the point. …

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Profiting from Complexity

from Jonah Goldberg on Foxnews GOLDBERG: I heard about it. But it was today doing my homework for this that I finally read up on it. I just got angrier and angrier about it. In a lot of ways this spectacle…

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AGW Myths

from Hot Air, What the mainstream media wont tell you about global warming by Jeff Dunetz excerpt: 4) There is not ONE climate computer model that has accurately connected CO2 to climate change. In fact CO2 is at its highest levels in…

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Transfers – Taxes = Net Taxes

from Carpe Diem, Mark Perry writes Adjusting for transfers and taxes reduces income inequality between highest and lowest quintiles by 50%  and New CBO study shows that ‘the rich’ don’t just pay their ‘fair share,’ they pay almost everybody’s share…

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Elementary Truth Ignored

“ECONOMICS IS HAUNTED by more fallacies than any other study known to man. This is no accident. The inherent difficulties of the subject would be great enough in any case, but they are multiplied a thousandfold by a factor that…

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Grubering

From Springer’s Blog, The Fine Art of Grubering excerpt: If cynicism and moral bankruptcy were Olympic sports, Jonathan Gruber would have at least two golds locked up.  If there was a Hall of Fame for a sport called  “Contempt for…

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