Monthly Archives: August 2015

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Forging The 97% Consensus

James Taylor from Forbes, Global Warming Alarmists Caught Doctoring ’97-Percent Consensus’ Claims Viewing the Cook paper in the best possible light, Cook and colleagues can perhaps claim a small amount of wiggle room in their classifications because the explicit wording…

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Currency Manipulation

from the editors of the Wall Street Journal, Emerging Market Rip Tide: The destabilizing effect of QE threatens global growth at a moment when none of the major economies is firing on all cylinders. By encouraging overinvestment in developing countries,…

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Snark

from David Daley in Salon, Camille Paglia takes on Jon Stewart, Trump, Sanders: “Liberals think of themselves as very open-minded, but that’s simply not true!” excerpt: I think Stewart’s show demonstrated the decline and vacuity of contemporary comedy. I cannot stand…

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Obsessed With Apocalypses

from Daniel Greenfield at Sultan Knish, A Tour of  Our Decadent Civilization Excerpt: Decadents want emotional rewards without commitments. As a result they are constantly unhappy. They pursue happiness as if it were a quality that could be permanently obtained through…

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Trumping Elites

From Peggy Noonan in The Wall Street Journal, America Is So in Play: On the subject of elites, I spoke to Scott Miller, co-founder of the Sawyer Miller political-consulting firm, who is now a corporate consultant. He worked on the Ross Perotcampaign in 1992 and…

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Choosing Anger over Victory

from Erick Erickson at Red State But what the hell — at this point there are a lot of people who would rather be angry and lose than happy and win. Some Republicans have contracted the same sickness much of…

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The High Cost of Free Stuff

from Kevin Williams at National Review, There is No Alternative, excerpt: Socialism has two relevant features: Central planning of the economy by political powers and the public provision of ordinary goods (as opposed to public goods such as national defense…

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Required Ruthlessness

“What I have argued in this book, and what the British experience convinces me even more to be true, is that the unforeseen but inevitable consequences of socialist planning create a state of affairs in which, if the policy is…

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Reading 2015 08 24

What Donald Trump Doesn’t Know about U.S. Trade Trump fancies himself an ace negotiator, a skill that he has had some chance to hone in an embarrassing series of corporate bankruptcies, and he proposes to employ those skills to ensure…

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Oh Shit, Another New Order

from Jeffery Tucker at Beautiful Anarchy, Why We Should Talk About Fascism: But just as with socialism, fascism is also a method for propagandizing people into considering a new way of ordering society. The fascist must get elected. He must…

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A Legacy of Sand

from Phil Gram in The Wall Street Journal,How Obama Transformed America Excerpts: Americans have always found progressivism appealing in the abstract, but they have revolted when they saw the details. President Clinton’s very progressive agenda—to nationalize health care and use…

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Reading 2015 08 21

Who Will Get The Dreary Economy Going Put Fannie and Freddie Out of Taxpayer’s Misery Debt is Good  

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Any Way The Wind Blows

from The Wall Street Journal, Trump: A Mismatch for the GOP by Kimberly Strassel: excerpt: He’s not conservative. Remember all those recent primaries in which Republican voters fired sitting legislators for being too wimpy on taxes or health care or…

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Style over Substance

from Daniel Greenfield at Sultan Knish, A Tour of  Our Decadent Civilization Excerpt: Decadents confuse criticism and curation with creativity. They develop great sensitivity to everything from literary styles to foods. In a decadent society, everyone is a cultivated critic, but…

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The Cash Economy and Inequality

from Barron’s The Exaggerated Income Gap by Gary Byrne and Ken Glozer excerpt: Every society has an income gap. The question has always been about its size and momentum. The most commonly used statistical measure of income inequality, the Gini…

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Guilded Colleges

from The New York Times, Stop Universities From Hoarding Money by Victor Fleischer excerpt SAN DIEGO — WHO do you think received more cash from Yale’s endowment last year: Yale students, or the private equity fund managers hired to invest the…

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A Change in Consumer Patterns

from the New York Times, Stores Suffer From a Shift of Behavior in Buyers by Hiroko Tabuchi excerpts: Data released by the Commerce Department shows that American consumers are putting what little extra money they do have to spend each…

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