Monthly Archives: May 2015

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Lifestyle Equality

from Mark Perry in his blog Carpe Diem, John Tamny on ‘surging lifestyle equality’ and the source of the Clintons’ wealth excerpts: The ‘wealth inequality’ decried by clueless economists and opportunistic politicians has been mis-named. What’s a pejorative is unrelentingly…

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Is Stephanopoulis a Hypocrite?

from The National Review VIctor Davis Hanson writes George Stephanopoulos’s Clinton Foundation Hypocrisy Is Staggering excerpt: When he attacked Schweizer for a supposed conflict of interest in having been a Bush speechwriter for four months, he assumed that his own…

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Reading 2015 05 12

One third of millennials view socialism favorably Canadian government weighing hate-speech charges against people who boycott Israel ED’S DEAD: WHERE THE BRITISH LEFT WENT SO HORRIBLY WRONG Two concealed handgun permit holders, both volunteer firemen, stop mass public shooting The…

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Why Are Polls So Wrong?

From Bloomberg Megan McArdle writes Pollsters Are Worse Than Ever excerpts: I won’t opine on What It All Means. But let’s talk about the surprise factor: The polls were wrong. And as Nate Silver points out, this seems to be…

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Subsidizing Sustainability

The shift from a focus on growth to one on what is fashioned as sustainability has proven a boon both for the public sector, particularly those working in regulatory agencies and politicians who now have new ways to elicit contributions,…

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Non Judgmental Subsidies

Dan Mitchell quotes Thomas Sowell in his blog International Liberty,  in Crime, Riots, Race, and the Welfare State Excerpt: Such trends are not unique to blacks, nor even to the United States. The welfare state has led to remarkably similar…

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Clinton Fraud Hidden in Plain Sight

From The Wall Street Journal, How the Clintons Get Away With It by Peggy Noonan excerpts: I wonder if any aspirant for the presidency except Hillary Clinton could survive such a book. I suspect she can because the Clintons are unique…

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Measuring Wealth in the Information Age

From Mark Perry at Carpe Diem, Another limitation of GDP accounting – it fails to capture improvements in economic well-being in the Information Age: Excerpt: Bottom Line: Perhaps all of the discussions about GDP being below potential GDP and fretting…

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Driverless Cars

How Uber’s Autonomous Cars Will Destroy 10 Million Jobs And Reshape The Economy by 2025 excerpts: Industry experts think that consumers will be slow to purchase autonomous cars – while this may be true, it is a mistake to assume…

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Federal Programs Meet Their Limit

The editors of The Wall Street Journal wrote The Blue-City Model excerpts:  In the heyday of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, the idea was that the federal government could revitalize city centers with money and central planning. You can tell how that…

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Reading 2015 05 05

Baltimore is Not About Race in The WSJ Albania’s History of Saving Jews in American Thinker

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The Net Result of Government Credit

“Perhaps in an individual case it may work out all right. But it is obvious that in general the people selected by these government standards will be poorer risks than the people selected by private standards. More money will be…

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Insufficient Income

from John Mauldin’s Thoughts from the Frontline In a liquidity trap, the rules of economics change. Things that worked in the past don’t work in the present. Central bankers’ economic models, iffy in the best of times, become even less reliable.…

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