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Schooling Bernie Sanders

Jeff Jacoby in The Boston Globe explains basic economics to the incredibly ignorant Bernie Sanders in It’s socialism, not deodorant, that starves the poor excerpts: “You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different…

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JFK and Liberal Transitions

From Jeff Jacoby at the Boston Globe, Would Democrats embrace a JFK today? Excerpts: When his re-election in 1958 made it clear that Kennedy would be running for the Democratic presidential nomination, Eleanor Roosevelt was asked in a TV interview…

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Readings 2012 07 01

Fix that Password-Now – Ellen Schultz wrote great tips on securing your online presence. Jonathan Haidt: He Knows Why We Fight – by Homan Jenkins Jr. in the WSJ, 6/29/12.  A search for “civil disagreement”, it is a review of…

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Why Third Parties Fail

With the level of dissatisfaction voiced by so many, a third party frequently becomes an attractive political fantasy. For a decade I had supported Libertarian candidates and after thirty years they gained minimal traction. (My commitment quickly waned when Libertarian…

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The College Bubble

Jeff Jacoby writes The College Money Pit for the Boston Globe, 4/29/12. Excerpt: Year in, year out, Washington bestows tuition aid on students and their families. Year in, year out, the cost of tuition surges, galloping well ahead of inflation.…

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There are Two Sides to the ‘Social Contract’

Elizabeth Warren is running against Scott Brown in Massachusetts.  She has elicited praises from liberals for her comment that “no body got rich on their own.”  She added “part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of…

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As Effective as the League of Nations

Jeff Jacoby writes A Palestinian state? Don’t count on it for the Boston Globe, 9/21/11. Excerpts: …the Arabs of Palestine have consistently said no when presented with the chance to build a state of their own. They said no in…

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