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Archive of posts published in the tag: American Thinker

The Ultimate Freedom

One of the recurring themes in this blog is how some of the best and the brightest can still get it wrong; how even in the face of irrefutable evidence the highly intelligent can still reach the wrong conclusion.  Even…

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American Thinker Postings in 2012

The following were featured articles in American Thinker in 2012.  For a complete list of my featured articles go here. A Tax Increase Primer, 11/29/12 An effective tax system should be simple and not subject to change every time an…

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Everything is not Enough

Justin Hohn writes in American Thinker How Much Taxation Would Fund Current Spending?, 12/12/12 Excerpts: Using 2009 data, the IRS says that 8,274 tax returns were filed with incomes over $10 million.  The total amount of income on those returns was $240.1 billion.…

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A Tax Increase Reader

There are a lot of sound bites and meaningless phrases used to cover the debate on fiscal reform.  “Fiscal Reform” means cutting expenses for some, increasing taxes for other.  I think I will scream if I hear the phrase ‘fiscal…

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Krugman’s Selective Nostalgia

In The New York Times, Nobel prize winner Paul Krugman writes theTwinkie Manifesto, 11/18/12. In the article Krugman noted how we had strong economic growth in the 1950’s even with much higher tax rates and much stronger trade unions. But…

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The Third Wave of Layoffs

My Post in American Thinker Blog,  Hoping for Change, 11/9/12 Excerpt: The large public companies and the stock market they occupy will likely continue to do OK for two reasons.  There is no other place to go with money. Money market funds and treasuries…

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The L-Word

From Daniel Henninger at the Wall Street Journal, 10/11/12, Obama and the L-Word: Excerpts: The Obama campaign’s resurrection of “liar” as a political tool is odious because it has such a repellent pedigree. It dates to the sleazy world of…

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Denying the Truth

My article in American Thinker, 10/10/12, The Biggest Lie Excerpt: Accusations of racism has become a method of quelling free speech, and when it no longer works,  Romney is accused of being a liar.  Unable to accept the defeat of…

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The Tools of Capitalism

George Gilder in The New Edition of Wealth and Poverty made an interesting observation that capital is the tool of capitalism like books are the tools of the intellectuals and academics.  This analogy led me to my article in American…

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Capitalist and Government Roles

American Thinker published my retort to Hedrick Smith’s New York Times article of 9/2/12,  When Capitalists Cared. My article, When Government Allowed Capitalists to Care, noted the several false assumptions in Smith’s NYT article. Excerpt: America was able to expand…

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The Other Side of Government Help

From my recent post in American Thinker, What Government Really Does for My Business, 7/17/12 These are just the recent additions to decades of regulations that have chiseled away at company profits and potential for decades.  “Every snowflake pleads innocent, but it…

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What About the Doctors?

A doctor, Stella Paul, writes in American Thinker A Surgeon Cuts to the Heart of the ObamaCare Nightmare, 6/30/12. Please read the whole article. Excerpt: “Capitalism has completely transformed my sub-specialty.  When I was in training, a common procedure that…

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Not Just a Wisconsin Victory

I wrote in today’s American Thinker, Why I Sent Money to Scott Walker Excerpt: Scott Walker won because he showed results: a balanced budget and lower taxes.  He did not blame the previous administration for the mess he inherited.  Walker…

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What Big Government Conservatives and Liberals Have in Common

Posted in today’s American Thinker I wrote How Big Government Conservatism Paved the Way to More Liberalism Excerpt: All of these factions of the conservative movement saw the government as the tool of change.  They favored a big government and…

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Deniers vs Skeptics

Few of us who comment on the climate debate know the science involved, but there is more to it than just the science. Claiming to be “beyond left and right” I lean towards a lot of economic thought, but one…

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Benjamin Franklin on Venture Capital

Larry Anderson writes for American Thinker, Venture Capitalism Not Crony Capitalism, 1/20/12: Excerpt: The moral difference between a Governor Keith and a Thomas Denham (venture capitalist)  is staggering. Keith made lavish promises (not just to Benjamin Franklin) based on the…

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The Superwealthy and Income Statistics

I have posted several excerpts from Alan Reynold’s book Income and Wealth in this blog.  You can find them by putting his name in the ‘search the archives’ window in the upper right.  Income and Wealth was written years ago…

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Demonizing Skepticism

In American Thinker Randall Hoven writes Science for Stupid Idiots, 9/22/11. Excerpts: we get to why we must believe “science,” meaning taking whatever “scientists” say is incontrovertible truth.  If we start having doubts about any of it, we just might…

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The Poverty Trap

Abin Sadar writes in American Thinker The Professional Poor 9/24/11 Excerpt: The genuine poor are people who, through debilitating circumstances great or small, have become incapable of sustaining a work life, and sometimes even a home life.  Because of mental…

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Progressive Rejection

In the 7/30/11 New York Times Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg writes Why Voters Tune Out Democrats.  It was a thoughtful piece, but was stronger on analysis than prescriptions. It earned some great comments and retorts: At American Thinker, Why Some…

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