Monthly Archives: November 2012

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Anti-Semitism as a Political Tool

But I prefer to distinguish anti-Semitism from mere intolerance. Many other groups are subject to prejudice and discrimination. American clubs and schools that formerly excluded Jews also excluded blacks and Asians. Other “middleman minorities,” like Koreans or overseas Chinese, have…

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Raising Revenue vs Raising Tax Rates

  Scott Grannis writes in his blog,  Calafia Beach Pundit, Higher taxes on the rich would barely dent the deficit, 11/13/12. Excerpts:  … boosting taxes for the wealthiest 2 percent would bring in $58.1 billion in fiscal year 2013, according…

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Confusing Facts with Problems

I was about to summarize some of my thoughts and postings on the election, but this covers many of them. Bret Stephens wtites Earth to GOP: Get  Grip in the Wall Street Journal, 11/12/12 Excerpts: Fellow conservatives, please stop obsessing…

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It is Time to Means Test Benefits

Robert Samuelson writes It’s the Welfare State,  Stupid in Real Clear Politics, 11/12/12 Excerpts: Granting the welfare state’s virtues — the safety net alleviates poverty and cushions the effects of recessions — it’s time to pose some basic questions. Who…

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On Further Thought

As a participant in the circular firing squad trying to figure out how to repair this spaceship, I find this piece about the votes of Asian American contrary to my “which side of the check you sign theory”. This piece,…

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The Asian American Vote

David Goldman writes in Pajamas Media, Stop talking about the Hispanics for a moment — what about Asian-Americans?, 11/9/12 Excerpts: Apart from some fatuous self-congratulation from Asian-American liberals, there has been very little discussion of the 73-26 Asian-American margin of support for…

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Clever Fools

Daniel Greenfield write in his blog, Sultan Knish, Carny Nation, 11/10/12 Excerpt: Fools come in all shapes and sizes, in all races, religions and bank account sizes. Dumb isn’t measured by degrees or IQ points. Dumb people can absorb a…

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The Unemployment Rate

Keep your eye on this chart for the next few months.

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The Third Wave of Layoffs

My Post in American Thinker Blog,  Hoping for Change, 11/9/12 Excerpt: The large public companies and the stock market they occupy will likely continue to do OK for two reasons.  There is no other place to go with money. Money market funds and treasuries…

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Policies Have Consequences Too

The GOP lost because they are on the wrong side of the issues valued by single women, youth,  and Hispanics.  I get it. But the Democratic victory still leaves us with a disastrous economic policy.  And now they have the…

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Reaping and Sowing

  I am still undecided if the Republican’s problem is standing for everything and anything or standing for nothing.  The GOP loses Hispanic voters and pro choice voters yet abortion is illegal in Mexico.  And Blacks largely oppose gay marriage.…

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GOP Reality and Denial

When I was visiting my daughter at the University of Michigan in the People’s Republic of Ann Arbor I was having a drink with an old friend who runs the restaurant, Mercy’s (his wife’s name)  in the Bell Tower Hotel. …

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Economic Liberty

While the Democrats claim to protect the personal liberties of Americans they are less protective of our economic liberties.  By economic liberties I mean the right to own and manage wealth producing assets with minimal interference from the government. This interference may come in the…

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Weak Links Lose Elections

Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock beat longtime GOP Senator Richard Lugar in the primary.  Lugar was first elected to the Senate in 1976.  Then Mourdock said during a debate “even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that…

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The GOP Path To Redemption

Some think the GOP should abandon its social conservative stance.  It should relinquish its opposition to abortion and gay marriage. I am one of those, and there are many who tolerate the social conservative wing to form a coalition so…

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The Party of Old White Men

Intrade was vindicated as once again being a better predictor of the outcome than the pollsters. I predicted that Obama would lose because he would carry women, the youth and the Hispanics but in lesser numbers than in 2008.  I was clearly…

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The Truth Has Become a Revolutionary Act

Sarah Hoyt writes in her blog According to Hoyt, We’ve Come to the End of Cake, 11/5/12. Excerpts: Collectively we forgot that our wealth was finite and that everything we did meant something else didn’t get done.  We empowered tremendous…

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Exhausting Creative Potential

George Gilder writes Unleash the Mind in National Review.  It is from his soon to be released update of his classic Wealth and Poverty. It is not the enlargement of incentives and rewards that generates growth and progress, profits and capital gains…

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When Opportunity is Turned into Entitlement

Sheldon G. Adelson writes in the Wall Street Journal,  I Didn’t Leave the Democrats. They Left Me There is an anti-Israel movement among the rank and file, and the party no longer appears to value self-reliance, charity and accountability. 11/4/12 Excerpts: My…

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Restraining Political Extremism

Professor John Cochrane writes in his blog The Grumpy Economist,  Why the electoral college is a great idea, 11/4/12 Excerpts:  Suppose we had a popular vote instead. Now, instead of fighting for 51% of Ohio, President Obama could instead try to…

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