Monthly Archives: March 2015

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

From Ineligible to Inevitable

  from  Peggy Noonan at The Wall Street Journal, Stuck in Scandal Land Sixteen years ago, when she was first running for the Senate, I wrote a book called “The Case Against Hillary Clinton.” I waded through it all—cattle futures,…

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Why Government is not the Answer

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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Climate Intimidation

from The Wall Street Journal,The Political Assault on Climate Skeptics by Richard Lindzen As to the science itself, it’s worth noting that all predictions of warming since the onset of the last warming episode of 1978-98—which is the only period that…

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Clinton’s Ethical Vacuum

  from The Wall Street Journal, The Clinton Rules: Last week we learned that the Clinton Foundation had accepted donations from foreign governments despite having made a public display of not doing so. The Family Clinton had agreed not to…

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A Caged Eagle

from John Taylor in The Wall Street Journal, A Recovery Waiting to Be Liberated Were it not for the unusual drop in the labor force, the unemployment rate would be three percentage points higher, according to work by economists Chris…

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The Link Between Business and Government

Don Boudreaux posts in his excellent blog Cafe Hayek …from page 211 of Gary Becker’s and Guity Nashat Becker’s 1997 book,The Economics of Life​: Voting out crooked politicians and punishing people in business who illegally influence policies discourages corruption.  Reform…

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A Consistent Pattern of Exaggeration

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 was not always a lukewarmer. When I first started writing about the threat of global warming…

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Alien Thinking on Income

  Don Boudreaux posted in his excellent blog, Cafe Hayek this quote from von Hayek’s Constitution of Liberty: The whole attitude which regards large gains as unnecessary and socially undesirable springs from the state of mind of people who arc…

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The Dead Hand of the State

from Selfishness, Greed, and Capitalism by Christopher Snowden As David Boaz (2011: 35) puts it: Critics of markets often complain that capitalism encourages and rewards self- interest. In fact, people are self- interested under any political system. Markets channel their self- interest…

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