In his speech of August 3, 2015 President Obama invoked pity for asthmatics in promoting his Clean Power Plan, and did that mainly to forestall criticism of the plan. I am not an asthmatic. But, I am a life-long respiratory-allergy and chronic-sinusitis patient treated by an allergist. So, I do have some empathy with asthmatics; […]
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has long been famous for its extraordinary scenic beauty, its vibrantly authentic “Old West” culture – and since 1982, for its annual economic policy symposium […]
Can anyone stop the overweening lunacy of the banking oligarchs? No more than anyone can stop pythons from devouring rabbits at play. Our bankers are not honorable. They are not farsighted. And they have set in motion forces that no human effort can avert. Moreover they long ago formed a deathly co-op with history’s most […]
Re-examining a perennial topic.
You might have gotten tired of the “Greeks” who have dominated the news for the past six months. Since you were, without wanting to know it, closely involved in the consequences, you seem to be wrong. In case you overlooked […]
More than two dozen speakers include Jim DeMint, Dr. Benn Steil, John Stossel, and more
August Conference to challenge Federal Reserve policy head on: are central banks the problem or the solution?
A computer programming maxim is “Garbage in – garbage out.”
(C)omputers, since they operate by logical processes, will unquestioningly process unintended, even nonsensical, input data (“garbage in”) and produce undesired, often nonsensical, output (“garbage out”).
No one or nothing produces more garbage than government. And their trash […]
The Revelation: “All we want,” said Kudlow, “is for everybody to get richer.”
Therein hangs a tale. And therein, perhaps, hangs the outcome of a presidential race.
The Republican Party (much […]
Some troubles stay perennially newsworthy. Hardly is the “last one” about them penned, they revive through unforeseeable issues and, by sanity’s standards, surprising scandals. These re-animations of the plot are of a nature that the rational brain could not predict without ingesting dope.
A growing number of […]
On Sunday, 61% of Greek voters rejected the European bailout referendum. The Greek financial situation has led many American conservatives (and neoliberals) to point to Greece as an object lesson in the failures of socialism. Focusing only on Greece’s spending habits, however, misses the underlying issue, and American conservatives need to understand this if they […]
Last month the GOP suddenly awoke.
As Michael Tomasky wrote in the March 19 issue of the New York Review of Books:
As matters are shaping up so far, the sense of many […]
Quote by Ray Bradbury on reading and critical thinking.
RESOLVED: In seeking the restoration of our religious and civil liberties, the strategy is […]
Back in my misspent youth one of the most popular afternoon television shows was “Let’s Make a Deal” in which audience members would try to pick the right box or curtain that might […]