October 17, 2019

The Federal Reserve has crossed the balance sheet Rubicon

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell tried once more to tell U.S. markets what they wanted to hear,… [more]

The Federal Reserve has crossed the balance sheet Rubicon The Federal Reserve has crossed the balance sheet Rubicon

China becoming the largest economy would be great for Americans

Here’s another little piece of evidence that whatever made the American psyche one inclined towards… [more]

China becoming the largest economy would be great for Americans China becoming the largest economy would be great for Americans

Why even liberals should be ‘climate change skeptics’

When you’re several decades older than Greta Thunberg, her impassioned warning of impending doom hits… [more]

Why even liberals should be ‘climate change skeptics’ Why even liberals should be 'climate change skeptics'

Yes, the climate commies are lying about the polar bears, too

It would be silly to believe that humans do not affect the environment they live in (as does every living… [more]

Yes, the climate commies are lying about the polar bears, too Yes, the climate commies are lying about the polar bears, too

What We Should Remember on Memorial Day

Monday will be a sad day for far too many people who have lost sons, daughters, husbands, wives, brothers,… [more]

What We Should Remember on Memorial Day What We Should Remember on Memorial Day

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The Federal Reserve has crossed the balance sheet Rubicon

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell tried once more to tell U.S. markets what they wanted to hear, saying the Fed would ‘soon announce measures to add to the supply of reserves over time.” A little history lesson for my younger readers: Back in January 2008, the Fed’s balance sheet was approximately $880 billion in assets.Those were […]

China becoming the largest economy would be great for Americans

Here’s another little piece of evidence that whatever made the American psyche one inclined towards freedom is long dead: the irrational fear China may surpass the United States as the world’s largest economy. So what? China’s population is five times larger than the U.S. population. It should be the largest economy in the world. If […]

Why even liberals should be ‘climate change skeptics’

When you’re several decades older than Greta Thunberg, her impassioned warning of impending doom hits you differently than it may college students or early twentysomethings just a few years older than she. In a word, it sounded “familiar.” I’m not just talking about the climate change movement, nor exclusively about the left side of the […]

Yes, the climate commies are lying about the polar bears, too

It would be silly to believe that humans do not affect the environment they live in (as does every living thing on this planet) and it is a good thing to try to pollute it as little as possible. We ought to try strict enforcement of property rights for a change – it would do […]

What We Should Remember on Memorial Day

Monday will be a sad day for far too many people who have lost sons, daughters, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters and friends to war. Unfortunately, the takeaway from this day – that they died for freedom or some other bromide – only helps ensure future parents, husbands, wives, siblings and friends will share their pain. Here […]

Why Aren’t Automation and Baby Boomer Retirements Driving Consumer Prices Down?

“When I was your age, I used to go to the movies for a dime. I’d get a big bag of candy for a nickel.” I still remember my father saying those words as I headed off to the movies in the 1970s when the afternoon matinees cost $1.75 per ticket, more than 10 times […]

The Culture of Entitlement in Medicine II: Your Invoice is Rejected

I previously wrote about the culture of entitlement in medicine back in 2017. This is to be expected in an industry in which half of all gross revenue is tax revenue. That’s not to say doctors, nurses, etc. are bad people. Quite the contrary. But it’s human nature to overestimate the value of one’s own services – […]

Words and Phrases to Avoid on April 15

          We hear a lot about words and phrases we should or shouldn’t use these days, politics having crept into virtually every area of our lives. At the risk of promoting even more “political correctness,” here are some terms that can legitimately be considered “microaggressions” when used in the presence of […]

Conservatism is More Harmful to Liberty Than Progressive Liberalism

Following the horrors of the Wilson and FDR presidencies, conservatives made nice with classical liberals and later libertarians as the only way to maintain any relevancy. This was a rather odd fellowship, conservatism being a fundamentally authoritarian philosophy. And because people seem unable to think in terms of anything outside the conservative-liberal spectrum, this has […]

Here Comes Another Recession Wrongly Blamed on Capitalism

The stock markets sold off on Friday, and financial media headlines were dominated by an inverted yield curve, a key recession indicator for the past several decades. Was the selloff just a pullback as equity prices consolidate before heading for new highs? Or is this the top of a dead cat bounce after the December market meltdown? […]

Cut Wasteful Spending on the Obsolete Conventional Military

What possible reason could there be to increase spending on the mostly obsolete conventional military? The days of wars ending with one country marching into the capital of another are over, other than when DC invades some destitute, virtually defenseless Third World backwater. No nuclear power is going to surrender without firing its nukes. No […]