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Archive of posts published in the tag: Holman Jenkins

The Cost of Virtue Signaling

How much would you bet on the price of oil in 30 years?  Or the price of corn or computer chips?  Yet we are willing to make an enormously costly bet on the climate, which is subject to far more uncontrollable and unknowable elements?  Why? Because we are playing with other people’s money.  The cost of virtue signaling is zero.

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The Fading Virtue Signal

from Sanctimony Bites Weinstein Democrats by Holman Jenkins in The Wall Street Journal: OK, hypocrisy is a price we pay for civilization. Politicians and Hollywood types especially are in the business of faking sincerity. Yet there is one thing about…

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All The Wrong Lessons

From Holman Jenkins at the WSJ,  The Extremist Show Is Just Starting The city is a Democratic town, run by a Democratic machine. Its elections are typically settled in a Democratic primary. The GOP is a non-factor. Of the three…

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Bureaucratic Opportunism

from Holman Jenkins, Jr. at The Wall Street Journal, Regulation vs. The American People Mr. Obama wanted to be a “transformational” president like Reagan, but transformational presidents both lead and listen to the public, and they get their mandate through the…

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The True Function of the Corporate Income Tax

From Holman Jenkins at The WSJ, Harmonize this Eurocrats,  What about the undoubted problem of companies like Apple shielding their globally earned profits behind a small country’s friendly tax regime? There’s a remarkably sanitary solution: Get rid of the corporate…

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Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds

  If a doctor of oncology treats a thousand patients, but five hundred of them die, is he still a good doctor? If a preacher saves a thousand souls but one hundred end up in hell is he still a…

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Epi Politics

“We judge other groups by their worst examples – while judging ourselves by our best intentions.”  George W. Bush The “scandal” of the EpiPen pricing is a picture perfect play for those who have a chip on their shoulder about…

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Unbridled Rent Seeking

from Holman Jenkins, Jr. at The Wall Street Journal, Regulation vs. The American People If Mr. Obama was “deeply frustrated,” the reason was the American people’s lack of support for his agenda. And what the Times calls his regulatory strategy…

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Suspending Reality

From The Wall Street Journal,  Trump Voters Need a Mirror by Holman Jenkins The blaming of elites has gone too far. The American voter has a big hand in his own disappointments. His retirement system has been a conspicuous demographic…

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Rent Extraction

Holman Jenkins in The Wall Srteet Journal, A Better Way to Bring the ‘Elites’ Into Line: excerpts: Business leaders. Management is a pragmatic exercise, so of course business leaders lobby for government policies that reduce their risks and hamper their competitors…

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The Monetary Crutch

Holman Jenkins in The Wall Srteet Journal, A Better Way to Bring the ‘Elites’ Into Line: excerpts: Central bankers. Ben Bernanke (weakly), Mario Draghi (weakly), Janet Yellen (weakly to the point of inaudibleness) have all said monetary policy can’t be the sole fix…

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Competing for Workers

Holman Jenkins in The Wall Srteet Journal, A Better Way to Bring the ‘Elites’ Into Line: excerpts: Labor unions and their political allies. Workers in America don’t get higher wages and more opportunity because Washington tilts the legal system in…

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Carly’s Tenure at HP

Holman Jenkins in the Wall Street Journal, CEO Fiorina Fought the Good Fight: People get the wrong idea about CEOs, mostly from the media. CEOs are supposed to be magical persons who transform opportunities invisible to the rest of us…

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Peter and Paul’s Health Care

From Holman Jenkins at The Wall Street Journal, ObamaCare Beyond the Handouts Excerpts: Of the eight million who have signed up, some 87% are receiving taxpayer subsidies. In other words, they are getting health care partly or wholly at someone…

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Prejudging Technologies

Holman Jenkins writes in The Wall Street Journal,  The Climate Speech Obama Didn’t Give, 6/28/2013 Excerpts: If we are serious about climate change, we must seriously factor in the accelerating rate of technological change already in our society. I’m personally…

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Becoming Greek

Holman Jenkins nails it in the Wall street Journal in Our Big Fat Greek Habits – If you don’t think we face interest groups and scams that block progress, read on. 8/7/2012 excerpt: We’re not Greece but . . . The…

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Readings 2012 07 01

Fix that Password-Now – Ellen Schultz wrote great tips on securing your online presence. Jonathan Haidt: He Knows Why We Fight – by Homan Jenkins Jr. in the WSJ, 6/29/12.  A search for “civil disagreement”, it is a review of…

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Turning the Ferrari into a Prius

Holman Jenkins writes in the Wall Street Journal, ObamaCare- Upheld and Doomed, 6/29/12 Excerpt: The solution is a tweak. Republicans already are lip-committed to a national health-insurance charter that allows insurers to design their own policies and market them across…

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