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Frustrated by the lack of depth in most media; we aim to discover the dimension of ideas beyond the left/ right, red/blue, and liberal/conservative thinking. We write about economics, politics, power, history, religion and culture. We are enthralled with most things American but skeptical of ethnocentric biases and group think. Clarity and discovery is often found with humor.

Are We As Smart as We Think We Are

In a very thoughtful reply to a Rebelyid posting about how intellectuals and academics miss seemingly obvious points that ordinary people with common sense seem to readily get, Roy Fickling sent this Marylin Savant math problem. I have to confess…

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Economic Demoralization

Larry Kudlow in National Review July 10, 2009 4:49 PM The Road to Economic Demoralization Washington is going the wrong way. read the whole article here. excerpts And China has no capital-gains tax. It only has a 15-to-20 percent corporate…

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The Missing Ingredient for the Economy

A friend involved in investment market research believes the stock market is bullish for several reasons one of them being the overwhelming bearish market sentiment. Experienced investors understand that bottoms happen when sellers are exhausted and when bears rule the…

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Obama’s Czars

1. AIDS Czar: Jeffrey Crowley2. Bailout Czar: Herbert Allison Jr.3. Border Czar: Alan Bersin4. Car Czar: Steve Rattner5. Counterterrorism Czar: John Brennan6. Cyber-Security Czar: Melissa Hathaway7. Drug Czar: Gil Kerlikowske8. Economic Czar: Larry Summers9. Deputy Economic Czar: Paul Volcker10. Energy…

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Chavez’s Tyranny Drives Away Venezuela’s Future

In the recent Newsweek Mac Margolis notes the brain drain in Venezuela.Venezuela’s Brain Drain read the whole article here. Excerpts: And now after a decade of the so-called Bolivarian revolution, tens of thousands of disillusioned Venezuelan professionals have had enough.…

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A "Climate Change" Time Line

The earth’s overall temperature in the last several years has either remained steady or slightly decreased — depending on which side of the issue is interpreting the data. No one is maintaining that the world is getting warmer and warmer…

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Self Reliance is a Matter of Choice

We are in the middle of a deflating credit bubble. Easy money in the form of easy credit created a condition where neither individuals and families nor government policy makers had to make choices. With enough credit you could have…

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Balls!

Nobody is greater than the RULE of LAW. Someone has to communicate this to Mr. Obama. You must remember, the president is just a citizen of his or her country. Here’s the Communiqué concerning the ousting of president Zelaya from…

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Reagan and Obama’s Deficits

Kevin Hassert at Bloomberg California’s Nightmare Will Kill Obamanomics read the whole article here: excerpt- The Obama administration has no shame, and is willing to abandon reason altogether to achieve its short-term political goals. Ronald Reagan ran up big deficits…

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Musings on the Celebrity of Jackson and Palin

I thought a lot of Michael Jackson’s musical contribution. His talent was not thwarted in my mind by his lifestyle and accusations, real or otherwise, against him. He was stellar and I understand putting him in a category with Elvis…

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Catching up With History

In an article in the Washington Post Economist Robert Samuelson postulates why the economists missed forecasting the enormous crash we are in. Samuelson draws three conclusions: 1. It was not political bias. It was missed by liberal and conservative economists,…

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Fifty Reasons to Stop Waxman-Markey

This is one of the best and certainly most complete critiques of the Cap and Trade bill you will find. It can not be distributed enough. Send it to your elected officials. from National Review A Garden of Piggish DelightsWaxman-Markey…

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The Problem is the Solution

There are those who insist the government can manage health care better because the government does not have to make a profit. Before addressing how small the profits of many corporations can be, and thus how irrelevant that point is;…

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Palin Helps Clear the Deck

I realize that a lot of readers are, or were, enthralled by the candidacy of Sarah Palin, but her resignation and probable removal from the potential Republican presidential hopefuls is probably a good thing for the party. I was initially…

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