Monthly Archives: February 2014

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

The Right to Say No

“The cell phone’s radical evolutionary improvement happened only because people had the right to walk away from devices and service providers that did not satisfy them. It seems an obvious point, but it is one that is often overlooked and…

Read More

Who is Bearing the Cost of Obamacare?

From my post from August 23, 2010 Kill The Bill: I will spare you the technical details and get straight to the main point.  This bill will kill employment, especially for the low wage employees and especially for mid size…

Read More

A Competition of Ideas

After years of blogging I have changed my position statement from “Beyond Left and Right” to “A Competition of Ideas.” (on 2/10/14) When I started my objective was that ideas would be considered on their own merit and not based…

Read More

Views of Capitalism

A Silver Lining to the Financial Crisis: A More Realistic View of Capitalism Two familiar scapegoats for the financial crisis—deregulation and bankers’ bonuses— don’t appear to be responsible for the disaster.

Read More

The Appearance of Depth

From Daniel Greenfield in his blog Sultan Knish,  The Left is too Smart to Fail. Excerpts: Intelligence to a modern liberal isn’t depth, it’s appearance. It isn’t even an intellectual quality, but a spiritual quality. Compassionate people who care about others…

Read More

Oversold Certainty

From Patrick Michaels atForbes Will The Overselling Of Global Warming Lead To A New Scientific Dark Age? Excerpts: Science changed dramatically in the 1970s, when the reward structure in the profession began to revolve around the acquisition of massive amounts…

Read More

A Tax on Economic Recovery

“The chief argument voiced by Republicans in favor of keeping the full Bush tax cuts, including those in upper tax brackets, was that raising taxes on the “rich” would actually raise taxes on small businesses. This was correct. Most small…

Read More

Sometimes a Community Does Not Want to Be Organized

Community Organizers Chase Trader Joe’s Out of Portlandia After a few months of racially tinged accusations and angry demands, Trader Joe’s decided it wasn’t worth the hassle. “We run neighborhood stores and our approach is simple,” a corporate statement said. “If…

Read More

Obstacles to Investment

From PJ Media David Goldman writes The Exhausted U.S. Economy, and a Lesson for Republicans Excerpts: Business won’t invest in brick, mortar, equipment and labor. Part of this is due to the Obama adminstration’s regulatory reign of terror. Part of…

Read More

reading 2014 02 03

myconstitution Fixing the News Robert Bryce: The Real Climate ‘Deniers’ Are the Greens The Tax Effect Behinds the Market Sell Off Ruth Wisse: The Dark Side of the War on ‘the One Percent’ Michael Barone: How ObamaCare Misreads America

Read More

Who Pays the Taxes

Just how much more progressive should we make this tax?

Read More

Dallas Buyers Club- A Libertarian Review

While trapped in a wonderful room at the St. Regis in Atlanta during the snow storm the domestic goddess and I caught up on a few movies.  The surprise for me was The Dallas Buyers Club. A homophobic redneck rodeo…

Read More

Mazel Tov to Scarlett

from NBC News Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam over SodaStream criticism LONDON — Actress Scarlett Johansson has quit her role with the charity Oxfam after it criticized herpromotion of drinks company SodaStream, which has a factory in an Israeli settlement in the…

Read More

The Minimum Wage and Productivity

From Jeffrey Dorfman at Forbes, Almost Everything You Have Been Told About The Minimum Wage Is False: I want to bust one more myth about the minimum wage: the relationship over time between the minimum wage and labor productivity. This one…

Read More

More on the Minimum Wage

from The Federalist, 11 Facts About The Minimum Wage That President Obama Forgot To Mention:  3) Most Minimum Wage Workers Are Under The Age Of 25 According to federal data, over 55 percent of all federal minimum wage workers are…

Read More

Failure Makes Us Rich

“It seems paradoxical, but failure is what makes us rich. (And we are, even in these troubled times, fabulously rich.) We’d all be a lot worse off if corporations such as U.S. Steel did in fact live forever. Obvious counterexamples…

Read More