Professor Paul Krugman is leaving Princeton. Is he leaving in disgrace?
Not long, as these things go, before his departure was announced Krugman thoroughly was indicted and publicly eviscerated for intellectual dishonesty by Harvard’s Niall Ferguson in a hard-hitting three-part series in the Huffington Post, beginning here, [...]
INVEST, OR DON’T INVEST, BUT STILL BE HAPPY
And a happy “Can Things Get Any Worse In The World Day” to all you readers tonight.
Tonight, I’d like to put on my investor adviser hat (https://twitter.com/MurraySoupcoff) and talk about what is probably the second most interesting topic after Judge Jeanine Pirro’s Saturday night suggestion that [...]
Rand Paul has bungled the immigration issue again. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time.
My hunch about Rand has always been that he believes very much like his father.* but he is playing a political game because he wants to be President. But unlike some, I don’t [...]
How often have you heard someone say “that’s my right!” Or, “health care, food, shelter, education, is my right.” Or, “I can say anything I want, it’s my right.” But how many of you have actually thought through exactly what is a right?
My definition is this. A right is any action that you take [...]
Mark Levin has proposed a series of “Liberty Amendments” to the Constitution through an Article 5 state convention. I have my own set of amendments which I hope to share here and add to the proposed Liberty Amendments. The first involves the resurrection of the city-state. This plan would take our largest cities, governed primarily [...]
Is it possible that the equivalent global Armageddon, in today’s stock markets, is fast approaching?
And if I am correct, will such events impoverish hundreds of millions of innocent investors world-wide…
And worse still, if I’m proved right in my suppositions (based on a long career as an investment adviser & investment columnist) will such [...]
The city of Seattle is about to phase in a drastic increase in the minimum wage to $15/hr, thanks to the efforts of its new socialist city councilwoman, Kshama Sawant. Seattle’s far left mayor Ed Murray has now taken up the effort, and it is expected to [...]
Both of these folks have a Nobel prize of sorts but Gene Fama was awarded his for economic abilities and Obama was gifted his for peace. And people have been scratching their heads ever since. Gene Fama is a pretty interesting guy. And he spoke at a [...]
It begins with my next “liberty amendment” to the Constitution…
Amendment XXVIII. Section 1. Congress shall make no law, nor allow any law to stand, which in any way allows for the withholding of employee wages, salary, payment, or compensation of any kind, for the purpose of tax collection.
The most insidious, insulting, and reprehensible [...]
Should President Barack Obama give approval for the Keystone XL Pipeline project? Or should he continue to oppose the venture that would undoubtedly grow business, increase jobs and create new wealth for middle class working Americans, all for the sake of saving the planet from “global warming?” [...]
Good news: the U.S. Department of Agriculture has published research indicating that there are lots of un-filled jobs and career opportunities in the farming industry. Bad news: the Obama Administration has been cannibalizing the nation’s farmers for the bigger part of the last six years. First the [...]
How can the United States of America jump-start job creation? Obviously there’s nobody better to answer that question than a politician who’s been on the U.S. government payroll for nearly half a century and has never owned or operated a business – Vice President Joe Biden. “There’s no reason [...]
The Republican National Committee recently passed a resolution, by the unanimous vote of its National Committeepeople, calling for the creation of a national Monetary Commission. This legislation is prime sponsored in the House of Representatives by Joint Economic Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Tx) and in the US [...]
It is always amusing to see Obama micro-manage the global economy. After all a community organizer should be able to do that. So Obama wants to raise the amount that a salary must be to exclude overtime.
The NY Times a liberal rag chimed in today [...]
Without a general and profound moral reform of American society beginning with each individual American, no financial reform project will succeed or bear lasting fruit. [...]
If you’ve ever wondered how the United States got in to its current mess of a stagnant economy and out-of-control government, I have a suggestion. Take a good look at what a handful of voters in one of America’s finer suburbs did to themselves and the rest [...]
Minimum wage is like the birth control issue. It sounds good. May even feel good but it makes no sense and it is not worth it. And Fluke said she didn’t need it!
Obama has no business sense and he has proven that over and over [...]
The cinematic classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” made the broader public aware of the greatness that is Ben Stein. Already a lawyer and speechwriter for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, Stein was cast as the atonal Economics teacher droning his students into stupor.
Stein was [...]
By now everyone who has kept an intelligent eye on current events knows that Obamacare is not about making medical care less expensive or more available. Obviously, the cost of medical “insurance” plans has gone up instead of down, as originally advertised. So has the end cost to consumers of medical care. With higher [...]
A common strategy among shrewd salesman is to paint any liabilities of their product as strengths. And the more unethical the salesman, the more outlandish the efforts to convince unwary customers that any suspicions that they might have are baseless. As Washington continues to descend into the [...]
Women used to be faced with a dilemma: forgo a career to stay at home and raise children, or sacrifice the upbringing of your children in order to pursue a career. Since the 1960’s, feminists and conservatives have sparred over this choice. Feminists criticized mothers [...]
For you young conservatives, the first five years of the Obama presidency must have seemed like a lifetime, with the prospect of three more a thought almost too awful to bear. And it’s not hard to see why. It’s not just the lies behind Obamacare that rankle, [...]