Monthly Archives: March 2012

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Starbucks Socialists- HKO Political Notes 2012 03 14

Many probably share the exhaustion with a political campaign that constantly strays from relevance.  I do not know how much of this is just the reality of a modern campaign, incompetence of the candidates,  loss of control  of the process,…

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Random Quotes 2012 03 11

“Few skills are so well rewarded as the ability to convince parasites that they are victims.” Thomas Sowell “When the laws of nature reassert themselves, we want to blame the charlatans who sold the snake oil rather than the fools…

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Income Inequality Myths

I have several posts that center on the clarification of income inequality myths. The best single source is the book  Income and Wealth by Alan Reynolds. You can use the search field at the upper right on this blog to…

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How the UN Spreads Anti-Semitism

The organization of politics against Israel had moved from the Middle East into the world arena. Outrages became bolder year by year: Cuba, which jails people for circulating the Human Rights Declaration, became vice chair of the U.N. Human Rights…

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Bricks in a Pick Up

We all benefit from an economy that is growing, but growth is slowed by an endless array of friction costs mandated by the government.  When the economy is robust these friction costs appear to be minimal because they can be…

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A Preference for Apartheid?

from Commentary Magazine online by Evelyn Gordon, 3/7/12, Why Do Arabs and Muslims Keep Trying to Move to the “Apartheid State”? Excerpts: During the first 11 months of last year alone, for instance, 13,851  illegal migrants entered Israel from Sinai; the…

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Lessons from the Opposition

It’s the Economy, Stupid How well James Carville summed up the election strategy that propelled William Jefferson Clinton to victory over George H. Bush. Only a year before the election Bush had a 90% approval rating after the success of…

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Political Thoughts 2012 03 06

The five most expensive words in politics- “We have to do something.” The need to be concerned about the ‘community’ has never been invoked to push for fiscal prudence,  yet that is the best thing we can do for a stable community.…

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A Time for Honesty on the Banking Crisis

Tim Geithner scolded  Wall Street for its complaints about excess regulation in his Wall Street Journal editorial Financial Crisis Amnesia, March 1, 2012.  In Forbes columnist Charles Kadlec responds in Tim Geithner Covers for Corruption on Pennsylvania Avenue,  3/5/12. Excerpt: But, the culpability of…

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What Big Government Conservatives and Liberals Have in Common

Posted in today’s American Thinker I wrote How Big Government Conservatism Paved the Way to More Liberalism Excerpt: All of these factions of the conservative movement saw the government as the tool of change.  They favored a big government and…

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The Cost of Equality

Daniel Hannan hits a home run in the UK The Telegraph with Memo to the Occupy Protesters: here are ten things we evil capitalists really think. Hannan item number 5: We are not against equality. We generally recognize the benefits in…

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Poetic Justice for Suzette Kelo

Kelo vs.  The City of New London was both  landmark case decided by the Supreme Court in 2005. In a 5/4 decision this CONSERVATIVE court decided that the city of New London could force Suzette Kelo to sell her house…

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The Root of the Lobbying Problem

I just finished reading Capitol Punishment by Jack Ambramoff, the notorious lobbyist who served years in federal prison for numerous crimes related to his lobbying activities.  I remain cautious of such memoirs of the guilty because they are so often…

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