Monthly Archives: December 2012

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Scammers

Daniel Greenfield write in his blog, Sultan Knish, Carny Nation, 11/10/12 Excerpt: The fools of Carny Nation fancy themselves wise men. After all they eat without paying for it. They get money without working for it. Every baby they pop out…

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Envy vs Freedom

Victor Davis Hanson writes Ripples from the Election in The National Review, 12/11/12. Excerpt:  In the new climate of “fat cats,” “corporate jet owners,” “pay your fair share,” “you didn’t build that,” and “1 percent,” the more Americans have, the more…

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Stable Money

As Steve Forbes stresses, the role of currencies is to serve as a standard of value, representing a measuring stick of the worth of goods and services.  “Floating the currency is like floating the clock.  Let’s say you floated the…

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Socialism, not Capitalism, Is Based Greed

Some implicitly accept the behavioral dream of  “Skinner box” economics of stimulus and response, in which lower rates impart a stimulus of reward for more work and risk-taking, yielding more revenues for the government.  A successful economy, however, is driven…

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A Capital Image Problem

  Charles Murray writes in the Review section of the weekend Wall Street Journal, July 28-29/12, Why Capitalism Has an Image Problem. Excerpt: From the dawn of history until the 18th century, every society in the world was impoverished, with…

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Capital Ideas

A sampling from  Explaining Conservative Economics in 25 Quotes by John Hawkins in Townhall 8/7/2012: “A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.” — F.A. Hayek “Either immediately or ultimately every…

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General Orders No. 11

Jeff Jacoby writes of an interesting chapter in Jewish American History and a tale of atonement in Grant’s Greatest Regret in Townhall,  12/5/12. Excerpts: In December 1862, with the Civil War raging, the Union Army’s efforts to control the movement…

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About Those Missing WMDs….

From Investor’sBusiness Daily, Syria’s Chemical Weapons Came From Saddam’s Iraq, 7/19/12 In 2006, former Iraqi general Georges Sada, second in command of the Iraqi Air Force who served under Saddam Hussein before he defected, wrote a comprehensive book, “Saddam’s Secrets.”…

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Making Politics Irrelevant

Ultimately we will all adjust to the outcome of the election, but the inane fiscal cliff drama just becomes noise.  Like many of a similar view I am tired of the debate between sides with very little difference. Whether rates…

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Tales of The Absurd 2012 12 05

From Gretawire Former AutoZone employee Devin McLean just went ON THE RECORD at 10pm/ET about the night he turned the tables on an armed robber. McLean and his manager were getting ready to close an Virginia AutoZone shop when a…

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Why Democracy Fails in the Middle East

Daniel Greenfield write a bit of profound analysis of Democracy in With a Pocketful of Democracy in his blog Sultan Knish Excerpt: In an amoral society, democracy is one of the few things left to us by dead white men…

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Aligning Knowledge With Power

The key issue in economics is not aligning incentives with some putative [supposed] public good but aligning knowledge with power. Business investments bring both a financial and epistemic [knowledge] yield. Capitalism catalytically joins the two. Capitalist economies grow because they…

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