Monthly Archives: March 2015

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Hypocrisy Unlimited

Jeff Jacoby writes in the Boston Globe Obama’s hypocritical attack on Netanyahu excerpts: But even after four and a half years, there has been no apology from Barack Obama for his inflammatory remarks just before the 2010 election, when he exhorted Latinos to…

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Exploiting Government

from the Wall Street Journal, Clinton Cronyism excerpts: For those who have followed the Clintons, this is the latest chapter in an old story. Only weeks ago we learned how foreign governments made donations to the family foundation while Mrs.…

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Turning Luxuries into Common Goods

from The Washington Post George Will writes How income inequality benefits everybody excerpts: The ranks of billionaires are constantly churned. Most of the people on the original Forbes 400 list of richest Americans in 1982 were off the list in 2013. Mark…

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The Arrogance of Model Makers

From a lecture given at Caltech by writer Michael Crichton in 2003 entitled Aliens Cause Global Warming Stepping back, I have to say the arrogance of the model-makers is breathtaking. There have been, in every century, scientists who say they…

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Shutting Down Startups

Perhaps nothing reflects the descent of the Yeomanry better than the fading role of the ten million small businesses with under 20 employees, which currently employ upwards of forty million Americans. Long a key source of new jobs, small business…

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IPCC Conflict of Interest

From The Heartland Institute, Patrick Moore, a founder of Greenpeace, writes Why I am a Climate Change Skeptic Excerpts: By its constitution, the IPCC has a hopeless conflict of interest. Its mandate is to consider only the human causes of…

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Keynes and Stable Prices

from the biography John Maynard Keynes by Robert Skidelsky; Keynes was unusual in his stress on the ‘stickiness of social and business arrangements’ and the need it created for completely stable prices if capitalism was to be consistent with social…

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Innovation vs Regulation

from Sultan Knish, The Technophobic Democrats Excerpts: Democrats like technology the way that they like science in general, as an inspiring progressive idea, not as the messy uncertain reality that it really is. But applying their logic of “settled science”,…

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Hillary’s Icarus Moment

Peggy Noonan writes in the Wall Street Journal, Hillary Seems Tired, Not Hungry. Excerpt: Everyone knows what the scandal is. She didn’t want a paper trail of her decisions and actions as secretary of state. She didn’t want to be…

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Media Malpractice.

It is not news that big media is politically biased.  The recent Netanyahu election was predicted to be close if not actually a defeat for the leader. He won by a substantial margin. That they were so wrong in their…

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The Most Treacherous Political Myth

from Don Boudreaux at the great Cafe Hayek, Quotation of the Day: … is from page 144 of Anthony de Jasay’s brilliant 1998 volume, The State (original emphasis): Private property, capital as the source of countervailing power, reinforcing the structure of civil…

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The Benefits of Fossil Fuels

Matt Ridley writes in The Wall Street Journal, Fossil Fuels Will Save the World (Really) excerpts: Notice, too, the ways in which fossil fuels have contributed to preserving the planet. As the American author and fossil-fuels advocate Alex Epstein points…

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The Clinton Tradeoff

From the New York Times, Maureen Dowd writes An Open Letter to hdr22@clintonemail.com excerpts: Because you assume that if it’s good for the Clintons, it’s good for the world, you’re always tangling up government policy with your own needs, desires,…

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After Tax Income Gains

from 15 Statistics That Destroy Liberal Narratives by John Hawkins in Townhall: It’s also not true, as widely asserted, that the wealthiest Americans (the notorious top 1 percent) have captured all the gains in productivity and living standards of recent decades. The…

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The Foundation Slush Fund

from The American Spectator, The Founding Father… and Mother, by Jay Homnik excerpts: Here is the setup. You have an ex-President who wants to rake in loads of cash and exploit his fame and position to maximum profit. What to…

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The Climate Ruse

In Townhall Walter Williams writes Global Warming excerpts: Climate change predictions have been wrong for decades. Let’s look at some. At the first Earth Day celebration, in 1969, environmentalist Nigel Calder warned, “The threat of a new ice age must…

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Finding the Truth in Ferguson

Bret Stephens writes in The Wall Street Journal, Ferguson, Lies and Statistics “Witness 109 claimed to have witnessed the shooting, stated that it was justified, and repeatedly refused to give formal statements to law enforcement for fear of reprisal should…

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Downton Abbey America

Indeed as the Yeomanry have struggled, the lower parts of the economic spectrum have expanded. In the five years following the Great Recession, the percentage of people living in poverty rose to 15 percent, the highest level in 20 years,…

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