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Archive of posts published in the tag: American Spectator

Selfish AARP

Mark Tooley writes A Liberal Evangelical Resigns From AARP in American Spectator, 2/22/13. Excerpt: Calling AARP “selfish and guilty of intergenerational injustice,” Sider chides the self-professed lobby for seniors over its adamant opposition to any reform of Social Security and…

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Why Poverty Persists

Ralph Reiland writes A Key Economic Lesson in American Spectator, 1/2/13 Excerpts:  In 2012, “the federal government will spend more than $668 billion on at least 126 different programs to fight poverty,” in addition to “welfare spending by state and…

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The Logical Limitation of a State Run Economy

J.T. Young writes in American Spectator, It’s About Reality, Not Austerity, 6/14/12. Excerpts: A state cannot run an economy and a state-run economy cannot sustain its state. The more of its economy a government consumes, the less productive its economy…

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Going Newt

Newt may be intelligent, but he is not smart. His recent attack on Romney’s tenure at Bain capital is an embarrassment to his party. A survey at conservative National Review shows 80% of the readers thought Newt’s attack was disgraceful.  It either…

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The Resource Curse

The great historian and Middle East expert Bernard Lewis quotes a telling statistic: “According to a World Bank estimate, the total exports of the Arab world other than fossil fuels amount to less than those of Finland, a country of…

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The Country Class

Angelo Codevilla uses the term “Country Class” as the antithesis of the Ruling Class. In his article in the American Spectator, “The Ruling Class– and The Perils of Revolution” (July- August 2010)  he writes: Describing America’s country class is problematic…

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Political Obesity

Cutting the size of government is as essential to the body politic’s health as a weight-reduction program is to restoring any human body that excess has caused to degrade into obesity. Just as someone who is serious about his health…

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Why Do Our Laws Have So many Pages?

From Boston University Professor Angelo Codevilla’s “America’s Ruling Class- And the Perils of Revolution” (July – August 2010 issue). In The American Spectator (online version). Laws and regulations nowadays are longer than ever because length is needed to specify how…

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The Arbiter of Wealth and Poverty

In The American Spectator (online version) Boston University Professor Angelo Codevilla writes “America’s Ruling Class- And the Perils of Revolution” (July – August 2010 issue).  I recommend reading the entire article  (about 22 pages printed). While many advocating government solutions…

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The Power of a Common Threat

Professor Angelo Codevilla‘s excellent piece in American Spectator, “America’s  Ruling Class – And the Perils of Revolution”  is the must read piece of political analysis in the last month. It is rich with insight that explains the crossroad we inhabit.…

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Science of the Ruling Class

From Boston University Professor Angelo Codevilla’s “America’s Ruling Class- And the Perils of Revolution” (July – August 2010 issue). In The American Spectator (online version). That is why the ruling class is united and adamant about nothing so much as…

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A False Sense of Intellectual Superiority

In The American Spectator (online version) Boston University Professor Angelo Codevilla writes “America’s Ruling Class- And the Perils of Revolution” (July – August 2010 issue).  I recommend reading the entire article  (about 22 pages printed). It is well worth the…

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