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Our Exaggerated Demise

While we should not ignore the problems we do have, we should also not ignore the means that have given us the exponential improvements we have enjoyed.  Jonah Goldberg in The Suicide of the West emphasizes that human progress is neither natural or inevitable.

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Social Media and Our Political Divide

from Selena Zito,  Judgey about the way people dress? You’re killing America Spend one hour in the mile-long factory, which is sited to take advantage of both the region’s rich clay soil, perfect for making ceramics, and the skills passed on…

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New Concentrations of Capital

From The Disturbing New Facts About American Capitalism by Jason Zweig in The WSJ Modern capitalism is built on the idea that as companies get big, they become fat and happy, opening themselves up to lean and hungry competitors that can…

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Gilded Progressives

from The Great Regression in The National Review by Victor Davis Hanson At the turn of the last century, “trust busters” of the progressive movement made the argument that the free market was imperiled by crony capitalists, who had, with…

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The New Robber Barons

From Joel Kotkin at New Geography, TODAY’S TECH OLIGARCHS ARE WORSE THAN THE ROBBER BARONS Now from San Francisco to Washington and Brussels, the tech oligarchs are something less attractive: a fearsome threat whose ambitions to control our future politics, media,…

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The Sovereigns of Cyberspace

From Joel Kotkin at newgeography.com AMERICA’S NEW OLIGARCHS—FWD.US AND SILICON VALLEY’S SHADY 1 PERCENTERS excerpts: Perversely, the small number of jobs—mostly clustered in Silicon Valley—created by tech companies has helped its moguls avoid public scrutiny. Google employs 50,000, Facebook 4,600, and…

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Dependent On Our Demons

The Facebook Deficit, an editorial in the Wall Street Journal, is an example of the problem with depending on the wealthy to finance the redistributionist state. Who’s the biggest loser in the Facebook stock meltdown? Next to founder Mark Zuckerberg…

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Consumers are Forgotten in the Class War

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Sergi Brin of Google both became very young billionaires from the companies they created. Yet hundreds of millions of consumers benefitted by getting incredible products for free. When we participate in the class warfare we…

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A Different Continuum

This entry marks post # 2,000 on Rebel Yid. When Erick Erickson of Red State spoke at my Rotary Club  in Macon, Ga. 5 years ago, I had no idea what a blog was.  I had filled several notebooks with…

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Beyond Left and Right- Really?

Occasionally I get soundly rebuked from a reader who calls BS on my moniker ‘ Beyond Left and Right’.  Clearly,  some readers insist,  I am most often conservative and why don’t  I just fess up and admit it.  I thought…

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The “Jobs Rule” vs the “Buffet Rule”

Rich Lowry writes The Jobs Rule in The National Review Online 10/7/11. Excerpt: Pres. Barack Obama loves his “Buffett Rule” for taxes. He’d be better served by adopting the “Jobs Rule”: Government’s role is to provide the structure of order and…

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A Game of Inches

The debates in the class war classifies wealth in the extremes.  We hear about Wall Street billionaires and the unemployed but we miss the vast majority in the middle. We sometimes refer to them as the working wealthy.  Most small…

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Karma, Demons, Small Stupid Steps and Facebook

Random thoughts GM’s effort to target Toyota’s  customers  in the midst of their record recall notice seems in poor taste, especially in light of the record amount of taxpayer money that is now supporting GM.  This is like the arrogant…

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