Monthly Archives: March 2014

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Genghis Khan and AGW

  From The National Review Online, Alec Torres writes  Global Warming & the Mongolian Empire’s Rise: Now a recent study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences argues that there is a correlation between increasing global temperatures and the rise of the Mongolian…

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The Need to Validate the Models

from Investors Business Daily, Democrats, NASA Scientists And Global Warming: Rather than bash deniers, or fence them into some lepers ghetto as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Virgin CEO Richard Branson seem to want, the senators should have invited the…

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The Data Doesn’t Matter

From American Thinker, The Dead Parrot of Climate Change Said shopkeeper is exemplified in real life by Prof. Chris Folland, Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research: “The data doesn’t matter. We’re not basing our recommendations on the data. We’re…

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No Place for Profits?

Maryland’s ACA exchange paid $65 million to a contractor outside of the normal procurement process and it is deemed a huge failure.  While they are only at half of the goal of 77,600 enrolled by the end of the month…

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Self Involved Intelligence

From Daniel Greenfield in his blog Sultan Knish,  The Left is too Smart to Fail. Excerpts: It’s easy to tell apart fake intelligence from the real thing. Manufactured intelligence fakes “smart” by playing word games. It constantly invents new terms to…

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Is Inequality Unfair?

John Goodman from Townhall writes A Personal Note on Inequality: First, I made a rough calculation that between 5% and 10% of our class was earning about half the class income. Obviously, my calculation was far from precise, but I…

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The Point of Journalism

Kevin Williamson writes The Destroyer Cometh in National Reveiw Online: Mr. Stewart is among the lowest forms of intellectual parasite in the political universe, with no particular insights or interesting ideas of his own, reliant upon the very broadest and…

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Redistribution of the Other Wealth

From the Pittsburgh Tribune Review Donald Boudreaux writes Questions for redistribution’s proponents Excerpts: • Do you teach your children to envy what other children have? Do you encourage your children to form gangs with their playmates to “redistribute” toys away…

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How the Marketplace has Restrained Putin

From Time Magazine, 4 Reasons Putin Is Already Losing in Ukraine Excerpts: The economic impact on Russia is already staggering. When markets opened on Monday morning, investors got their first chance to react to the Russian intervention in Ukraine over the…

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Signs of Social Demise

When you see that trading is not done by consent, but by compulsion: When you see that in order to produce you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing: When you see money flowing into those who deal…

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Koch on Cronyism

Daniel McCoy interviews Charles Koch for the Wichita Business Journal I think one of the biggest problems we have in the country is this rampant cronyism where all these large companies are into smash-and-grab, short-term profits, (saying) how do I…

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Targets on Our Backs

From Jim Talent writing  Sowing the Wind at National Review Online: A great nation with neither power nor strategic purpose is just as vulnerable, and perhaps more so, than a small nation. Great nations have targets on their backs. They can never…

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Foreign Policy Group Think

Putin Smashes Washington’s Cocoon from The American Interest excerpts Nobody, including us, is infallible about the future. Giving the public your best thoughts about where things are headed is all a poor pundit (or government analyst) can do. But this…

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Ukranian Clown Show

David Goldman at Pajamas Media writes Ukraine is Hopeless… Not Serious. Excerpts: Ukraine isn’t a country: it’s a Frankenstein monster composed of pieces of dead empires, stitched together by Stalin. It has never had a government in the Western sense…

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Maximum Arrogance for Minimum Wage

from Some Challenges for Minimum Wage Supporters- from Carpe Diem links to Don Boudreaux at Cafe Hayek Name some other goods or services for which a government-mandated price hike of 25 percent will not cause fewer units of those goods and services to…

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The Socialist Calculation Problem

“Mises argued that under central planning, economic calculation never actually happened because it became de facto impossible—information is dispersed throughout the marketplace, central planners have no way of gathering information about people’s real preferences, and in any event the sheer…

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Faith in Government Spending

“THERE IS NO more persistent and influential faith in the world today than the faith in government spending. Everywhere government spending is presented as a panacea for all our economic ills. Is private industry partially stagnant? We can fix it…

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