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Archive of posts published in the tag: George W. Bush

Illusions of Pragmatism

by Henry Oliner “The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.” Friedrich August von Hayek The difference between a liberal and a conservative is often just…

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The Alternative to Dominance

from James Dobbins at The WSJ, American Retrenchment Is a Golden Oldie But we don’t know how the country will respond to the next crisis. It took the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, nine months after Luce’s call to…

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quotes for today 2017 06 05

political conversations led me to these: “The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie–deliberate, contrived and dishonest–but the myth–persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts…

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Hollowed Out Parties

from John Hawkins, 20 Best Quotes of 2016 my favorite of the list:  “Disagreement often turns into dehumanization. Too often, we judge other groups by their worst examples and judge ourselves by our best intentions.”– George W. Bush “If you don’t…

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Judging by Intentions

“Too often, we judge other groups by their worst examples – while judging ourselves by our best intentions. And this has strained our bonds of understanding and common purpose. But Americans, I think, have a great advantage. To renew our…

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The Iraq Amnesia Syndrome

From National Review,  The Biggest Lie, by Victor Davis Hanson There were all sorts of untold amnesias about Iraq. No one remembers the 23 writs that were part of the 2002 authorizations that apparently Obama believes are still in effect.…

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Two Wolves and a Sheep

I am guilty of associating freedom with democracy.  Thomas Sowell writes in his book The Thomas Sowell Reader that there is a distinct difference in the chapter ‘Freedom Versus Democracy.’ Democracy and Freedom are too often confounded.  Britain itself did…

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Why a Stable Economy is So Elusive

When reading and reflecting on the history of our economic and financial condition it appears that we get it wrong more often than we get it right. Just as our history is a history of wars with brief interim periods…

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Understanding W’s Economic Failure

Brian Domitrovic’s Econoclasts documents the rise, implementation and success of the supply side economic theories that launched the Reagan revolution. The theory that developed from Robert Mundell and is often associated with Arthur Laffer, generally states that a policy of…

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