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Archive of posts published in the tag: Michael Barone

Sore Losers .

“It’s true that the Electoral College works against a party whose voters are geographically and demographically clustered. For the Framers, that was a feature, not a bug. They feared domination by a concentrated bloc of voters with no broad support across the country.”

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History Does Not Have Sides

From National Review and Michael Barone, After Its Ascendency Was Proclaimed, the Political Left Is Collapsing Overall, history is not bending toward happy acceptance of ever-larger government at home, nor is it moving toward submersion of national powers and identities…

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The Return on Capital is Not Inevitable

From Michael Barone at National Review- Equality at the Expense of Prosperity: Economist Tyler Cowen takes issue with another of Piketty’s assumptions, that the rich can earn 4 to 5 percent on their wealth “automatically, with the mere passage of time,…

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Extrapolating a False Conclusion

From Michael Barone at National Review- Equality at the Expense of Prosperity: “There’s a persistent tension,” writes Bloomberg’s Clive Crook, “between the limits of the data [Piketty] presents and the grandiosity of the conclusions he draws.” Like global-warming alarmists, he extrapolates from…

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Piketty’s Questionable Data

From Michael Barone at National Review- Equality at the Expense of Prosperity: But is his picture of current trends complete? The Manhattan Institute’s Scott Winship points out that relying, as Piketty does, on tax returns for the U.S. statistics means…

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Global Cooling

Latest result of global warming: cooler temperatures by Michael Barone The science is settled, alarmists like to insist. But science is never settled; scientific theories are by definition falsifiable and sometimes are falsified. Recently Interior Secretary Sally Jewell assured an audience…

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Government Power and Individual Liberty

Michael Barone write in The National Review, Two Americas, 11/7/12 Excerpt: One America tends to be traditionally religious, personally charitable, appreciative of entrepreneurs, and suspicious of government. The other tends to be secular or only mildly religious, less charitable, skeptical…

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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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Fighting the Wrong Recession

Michael Barone writes in Townhall.com Obama’s Economists Missed What Voters Plainly Saw. Barone makes an astute observation that there is a difference between the business cycle recessions more commonly seen in the past and a recession caused by a financial…

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