Monthly Archives: February 2015

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Benchmarks for Science

from Jonah Goldberg in The National Review, All Hail Science excerpts: Why does the Left get to pick which issues are the benchmarks for “science”? Why can’t the measure of being pro-science be the question of heritability of intelligence? Or the…

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Health Care is Different- Not

from The New Yorker, a review on the book America’s Bitter Pill by Steven Brill.  The review is by Malcolm Gladwell. excerpt: Many state Medicaid programs have, similarly, a rule that says health-care providers cannot charge Medicaid more than the lowest price…

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Reading 2015 02 09

The Democratic majority that emerged — and disappeared   Obama’s Moral Idiocy His Crusades comparison is typical of the Left’s delusions.   Aging Nation Threatens To Gut Federal Government   Beat the Media, Win the White House   Protecting natural…

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Mysteriously Unexploited Opportunities

from Cafe Hayek Don Boudreaux writes An Intellectual Identifies Yet Another Mysteriously Unexploited Profit Opportunity Excerpt: I believe that I’ve put my finger on what ails the American economy!  The people who possess the information, insight, wisdom, and vision to…

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From Hubris to Chaos

Kevin Williamson writes in The National Review, The Brute Force Left excerpts: The problem, as various capital-”F” Fascists and National Socialists and Communist politburos and Vox readers all discovered in their turn, is that even if these dispassionate and disinterested managers existed…

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Ideas Will Remain

from Jeff Jacoby in the Boston Globe,’ I see parchment burning, but the letters are soaring free’ I refuse to excerpt this article. I insist you read it in its entirety.

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Economic Growth and the Ruling Class

In our present “age of elites,” as author Chrystia Freeland has dubbed it, this ideological shift among the rich, particularly the new rich, is critical to understanding the new class order. Some of the nation’s wealthiest regions, many of which…

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Uberal Opportunities

From the Washington Post The future of new business is disrupting old business by Barry Ritholtz excerpts: There are many lessons to be learned from Uber, the taxi- ­ and car-hailing start-up that came out of nowhere and is valued at…

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The Social Stability Myth

University of Chicago economist John Cochrane has written one of the most unique and insightful perspectives on inequality in his blog, The Grumpy Economist.  Read Why and how we care about inequality in its entirety.  It is about 6 pages long. excerpts:…

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The Dynamic Household

Economist Mark Perry writes in his blog, Carpe Diem, US middle class has disappeared into higher-income groups; recent stagnation explained by changing household demographics? Excerpts:  Here’s another way to understand the dynamic income shift over the last half century that…

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A Moral Duty to Lie

From Kevin Williamson In The National Review, A Vaccine against Chaos The prestige of the old elites was undermined by their excesses, and the prestige of the new elites — scientists, “experts,” politicians — has been undermined by their adventuring.…

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Visible and Invisible Good

from Selfishness, Greed, and Capitalism by Christopher Snowden The crucial point is that in a free market it makes no difference whether the entrepreneur is impeccably well- ­intentioned or unashamedly self- serving. Introducing the famous phrase ‘the invisible hand’, Smith (1957: 400)…

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Grubering Climate Change

from American Thinker, Paul Shlichta writes Two Approaches to Climate Change. Excerpts: Our climate depends on two convective systems: one in the shell of gas we call the atmosphere and the other in the layer of water we call the…

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The Warmest Year in History- Not

Jeff Jacoby wrote in The Bosto9n Globe, No, 2014 wasn’t the ‘warmest year in history’ Well, I’m also not a scientist. But I do know that what NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center actually…

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AGW Obeisance

Matt Ridley writes My life as a climate lukewarmer- The polarisation of the climate debate has gone too far in his blog, The Rational Optimist. Excerpts: I am a climate lukewarmer. That means I think recent global warming is real,…

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Two Sides of the Same Coin

“Those who think that the destruction of war increases total “demand” forget that demand and supply are merely two sides of the same coin. They are the same thing looked at from different directions. Supply creates demand because at bottom…

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