Monthly Archives: May 2015

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Schooling Bernie Sanders

Jeff Jacoby in The Boston Globe explains basic economics to the incredibly ignorant Bernie Sanders in It’s socialism, not deodorant, that starves the poor excerpts: “You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different…

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Sensitive But Unclassified

from the New York Times,A Closer Look at Hillary Clinton’s Emails on Benghazi by Michale Schmidt: From 2011 to 2012, Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime friend and confidant who was a senior adviser to Mrs. Clinton during her 2008 presidential campaign,…

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Feldstein on Growth

Martin Feldstein writes The U.S. Underestimates Growth in The Wall Street Journal: Americans are enjoying faster real income growth than the official statistics indicate, but we can achieve even faster growth with more capital accumulation, increased labor-force participation, and greater innovation that…

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Success Measured by Intentions Rather Than Results

William McGurn writes The Poverty Preening of Professor Obama in The Wall Street Journal: Excerpt: Now, leave aside the argument of whether poverty owes more to a lack of government spending or to family structure and other social breakdowns. Truth…

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Free Markets are Not Irrational

from Bernie Sanders’s Dark Age Economics by Kevin Williamson in The National Review excerpts: It is a facet of the belief that free markets are irrational, and that if reason could be imposed on markets — which is to say, if reason…

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Growth is Not So Easy to Measure

Martin Feldstein writes The U.S. Underestimates Growth in The Wall Street Journal: Government statisticians are supposed to measure price inflation and real growth. Which means that, with millions of new and rapidly changing products and services, they are supposed to…

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Avatars of Progressivism

Victor Davis Hanson writes in the National Review, Moral Schizophrenics excerpts: The danger of the new hard-left progressivism is that the old sins of greed, connivance, and malfeasance are now offset by assertions of cosmic morality. The ostentatiously green Solyndra could…

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Rational Ignorance

Why It’s So hard to Convince Warmists by Matt Manos Excerpts: That type of smugness is almost impossible to penetrate. When a skeptic questions a warmist’s view on global warming/climate change, the warmist hears something vastly different than what the…

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Asking the Right Questions

from the excellent blog, Cafe Hayek, Don Boudreaux posts Good Economists Ask Questions Such As These excerpts: As I argued in this earlier post, to do good economics is chiefly to ask the right questions.  The good economist is an incessant questioner;…

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The Need for CO2

From The Heartland Institute, Patrick Moore, a founder of Greenpeace, writes Why I am a Climate Change Skeptic Excerpts: Over the past 150 million years, carbon dioxide had been drawn down steadily (by plants) from about 3,000 parts per million to…

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Natural Variations

from Michael Bastasch at The Daily Caller, Global Warming Caused By ‘Natural Variations’ In Climate excerpts: Global temperature change observed over the last hundred years or so is well within the natural variability of the last 8,000 years, according to…

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Uberization of America

From Maureen Dowd in the New York Times, Driving Uber Mad As The Wall Street Journal recently reported, “There’s an Uber for everything now. Washio is for having someone do your laundry, Sprig and SpoonRocket cook your dinner and Shyp will…

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Confusion of Virtue

From the New York Times, Weary of Relativity by Frank Bruni excerpts Set the bar low enough and all blame is deflected, all shame expunged. Choose the right points of reference and behold the alchemy: naughty deeds into humdrum conformity.…

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Poverty Pathology

From Townhall Walter Williams writes The True Black Tragedy excerpts: Today the overwhelming majority of black children are raised in single female-headed families. As early as the 1880s, three-quarters of black families were two-parent. In 1925 New York City, 85…

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The Simple Key to Job Growth

from John Mauldin’s Thoughts from the Frontline excerpts: The growth of an economy after a recession is the result of tens of millions of small and large businesses figuring out how to improve their lot. To credit a central bank and…

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The Myth of Unbiased Journalism

  From The National Review, There Is No Such Thing as Unbiased Journalism, So Let’s Stop Pretending by David Harsanyi excerpts: If Stephanopoulos had disclosed his charitable giving beforehand, rather than press Schweizer on his past partisanship, he could have…

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She Didn’t Build That

from Mark Perry in his blog Carpe Diem, John Tamny on ‘surging lifestyle equality’ and the source of the Clintons’ wealth excerpts: All of which brings us to the latest news about Bill and Hillary Clinton. According to numerous media accounts…

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A Special Innocence

Bret Stephens writes in The Wall Street Journal, Everything Is Awesome, Mideast Edition Excerpt: I recount these events not just to illustrate the distance between Ben Rhodes’s concept of reality and reality itself. It’s also a question of speed. The…

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Sidney Blumenthal and Hillary Clinton

from the Wall Street Journal, Who is Sidney Blumenthal?: excerpts: They reinforce, for starters, that the Clinton Foundation is not and never has been a charity. Bill and Hillary created it in 2001 as a vehicle to assist their continuing…

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