Monthly Archives: July 2013

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Media and Perceptions of Blacks

Actor Romany Malco writes in the Huffington Post, A Message to Trayvon Martin Sympathizers. Excerpt: I believe we lost that trial for Trayvon long before he was killed. Trayvon was doomed the moment ignorance became synonymous with young black America…

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Replacing Confidence with Attitude

From Daniel Greenfield at his blog Sultan Knish, The Eagle Has Landed: Apollo 11 is nice and well, but we have other priorities now. We don’t focus on actual achievements, but on social remedies, never realizing that our social remedies…

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The Weakest Business Practices

“Not everyone in the industry is bad, and not all members of the industry will be supporting efforts to roll back reform. After two and a half decades in Washington, I have learned that those who are most active in…

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Detaching Wealth from Its Creators

This is why it is even wrong to speak of the “distribution” of income and wealth.  Income and wealth are not distributed. Income and wealth are produced, and in a fair society that come into the world attached to the…

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Angela Corey vs Alan Dershowitiz

From Angela Corey’s Checkered Past by Ian Tuttle in National Review: In June 2012, Alan Dershowitz, a well-known defense attorney who has been a professor at Harvard Law School for nearly half a century, criticized Corey for her affidavit in…

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Boortz on Zimmerman

http://m.wsbradio.com/weblogs/nealz-nuze/2013/jul/15/zimmerman-verdict/   some information I have not seen elsewhere.  

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Respect the Jury

Jason Riley writes in the Wall Street Journal, Race, Politics and the Zimmerman Trial: Excerpts: The jury’s only job in the Zimmerman trial was to determine whether the defendant broke the law when he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year in…

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Crime and Culture, not Race, is the Issue

Jason Riley writes in the Wall Street Journal, Race, Politics and the Zimmerman Trial: Excerpts: Any candid debate on race and criminality in this country would have to start with the fact that blacks commit an astoundingly disproportionate number of…

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An Impediment to Justice

Hate Crime legislation adds another dimension to a crime that is unwarranted.  The racialization of Zimmerman’s killing of Treyvon Martin brought race as an issue.  Without that issue as a wedge the political play was absent.  Our obsession with race is…

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Politicizing Crime

John Fund writes in The National Review, Injudicious Criminal Justice in Florida The prosecutorial misconduct in Zimmerman’s trial reveals a judicial system run amok: Excerpts: Recall that the investigation of Trayvon Martin’s shooting was taken out of the hands of…

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Creating Government Monopolies

From The Road to Oligarchy by Daniel Greenfield in Sultan Knish Excerpts: The fusion of business with government leads to oligarchy. The rich are not going anywhere, but wealth becomes a factor of their government connections, rather than skill or even inheritance. Government control…

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Disappearing Middle Class

Economist Mark Perry analyzes why the disappearing  middle class is not necessarily a bad thing.  It is because they are entering the upper class , not because they are falling into the lower class. From his post,Yes, the middle-class has…

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Reading 2013 07 12

Judge In Zimmerman Case Pressured by Obama Administration? Karma: Hezbollah in Lebanon is afraid of attacks by suicide bombers… Another IRS Scandal Waiting to Happen How to Find Grace After Disgrace

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Why Institutionalism Fails

Daniel Greenfield writes in his blog Sultan Knish, The Art of Building Things, 6/10/13. Excerpt: In the face of chaos, Muslims chose not liberal institutionalism but Islamic institutionalism.  What this means in practice, beyond women with covered faces and more bombs going…

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Carbon Dignity

Robert Zubrin writes Green Anti-Humanism in The National Review 2/21/13 Excerpts: The expanded use of carbon is both good and necessary. As a result of the carbon-dioxide enrichment of the Earth’s atmosphere, plants are now growing faster. Furthermore, global warming lengthens the growing…

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Education Market Correction

Is the MBA Going Away? by Megan McArdle But that doesn’t mean that the MBA is losing its value–when I returned to Chicago in October 2011 for my 10th business-school reunion, I saw no signs that Booth graduates were having…

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BAM! Arbitrary and Capricious Larceny

  Wal-Mart Canceling Plans for Three D.C. Stores Over ‘Living Wage’ Bill The Large Retailer Accountability Act requires companies that take in at least $1 billion in revenue annually to pay their employees at least $12.50 an hour, well above…

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Who Is a Journalist?

From Memo To Dick Durbin: All Americans Are Journalists in The Investor’s Business Daily: With the mainstream press in their pockets, what Durbin and others truly fear are citizen journalists and the free and open dissemination of ideas that threaten…

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Reading 2013 07 09

Can Environmentalists Think? by Bret Stephens When it comes to the question of how best to transport oil, environmentalists tend to act like rabbis being asked for advice on how best to roast a pig: The thing should not be done…

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Solutionism

“I call the ideology that legitimizes and sanctions such aspirations “solutionism.” I borrow this unabashedly pejorative term from the world of architecture and urban planning, where it has come to refer to an unhealthy preoccupation with sexy, monumental, and narrow-minded…

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