Monthly Archives: September 2013

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Syria and The Naked Emporer

Even the emperor’s most dedicated followers are now admitting how naked he really is. Diplomacy is often a matter of grooming allies when you do not need them so you can have a basis when you do.  From Obama’s first…

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Unexamined Humanitarianism

Daniel Greenfield writes in Sultan Knish Making the World  A Better Place, 3/10/13. Excerpts: The American taxpayer has his life largely run by humanitarians who want to make the world a better place. His civil rights have been stripped away from…

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Global Cooling

And now it’s global COOLING! Record return of Arctic ice cap as it grows by 60% in a year Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2415191/Global-cooling-Arctic-ice-caps-grows-60-global-warming-predictions.html#ixzz2eIunjSVY Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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Instant Diagnosis

Elizabeth Holmes: The Breakthrough of Instant Diagnosis in the Wall Street Journal by James Rago. Ms. Holmes, a 29-year-old chemical and electrical engineer and entrepreneur, dropped out of Stanford as an undergraduate after founding a life sciences company called Theranos in…

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Complexity is a Bigger Problem than Size

“My own view is that the problem of too big to fail is really about complexity, not size, and thus “break-up” proposals should focus on simplifying the megabanks so that they can be easily resolved in bankruptcy or the FDIC’s…

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Managerial Liberalism

Kevin Williamson writes The Front Man in The National Review, 8/5/2013 Excerpts: It is not simply the content of his political agenda, which, though wretched, is a good deal less ambitious than was Woodrow Wilson’s or Richard Nixon’s. Barack Obama…

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Guess Who Is the Moderating Influence

Peggy Noonan writes in The Wall Street Journal, Why America is Saying No: A point on how quickly public opinion has jelled. There is something going on here, a new distance between Washington and America that the Syria debate has…

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How Deterrence Works

from Charles Krauthammer at National Review Unserious Commander in Chief: Here’s how deterrence works in the Middle East. Syria, long committed to the destruction of Israel, has not engaged Israel militarily in 30 years. Why? Because it recognizes Israel as…

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Whose Credibility are We Trying to Protect?

Daniel Greenfield writes in his blog Sultan Knish:  The Case of Obama’s Missing Pants Excerpt: The only real argument in favor of hitting Syria is that Obama laid down a red line and Congress is obligated to protect his credibility…

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Ignoring Diplomatic Fundamentals

from Commentary Obama Learns the Value of Allies by Seth Mandel: Although President Obama’s first-term habit of serially offending U.S. allies appeared to be a procession of gaffes and errors, there actually was a strategy behind it. Picking fights with the…

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Hiding Truth With Statistics

There is another statistical trick with the numbers that biases the results in favor of measuring income gains for those at the very top of the income scale.  When a poor person over time moves into the middle class or…

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Regulating Ideas

The Man Who Resisted ‘Blackboard Economics’ Nobel laureate Ronald Coase taught that economists should study real markets. by David Henderson in The Wall Street Journal As editor of the Journal of Law and Economics from 1964 to 1982, Coase published articles…

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Thoughts and Questions on Syria

Just thinking while driving to work this morning (yes it is Sunday). 100,000 Syrians are killed with conventional weapons and no action is required. 1,400 are killed with chemical weapons and this requires a military response. I do not understand the moral…

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