December 9, 2019

Give Americans a Chance to Vote for Congress and the President on Different Days

President Trump continues to draw enormous crowds at rallies across America’s heartland even as Nancy… [more]

Give Americans a Chance to Vote for Congress and the President on Different Days Give Americans a Chance to Vote for Congress and the President on Different Days

Trump Winning the Trade War Would Make China Stronger, Not Weaker

We don’t win anymore,” said candidate Donald Trump numerous times during his 2016 presidential campaign,… [more]

Trump Winning the Trade War Would Make China Stronger, Not Weaker Trump Winning the Trade War Would Make China Stronger, Not Weaker

‘They robbed the trust fund’ perpetuates the delusion Social Security isn’t a welfare program

Nothing gets the delusional American public worked up like reports Congress has "robbed the Social Security… [more]

‘They robbed the trust fund’ perpetuates the delusion Social Security isn’t a welfare program 'They robbed the trust fund' perpetuates the delusion Social Security isn't a welfare program

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

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Give Americans a Chance to Vote for Congress and the President on Different Days

President Trump continues to draw enormous crowds at rallies across America’s heartland even as Nancy Pelosi’s House Democrats continue to move towards impeachment. National polls show all the leading Democratic candidates extending their leads over Trump, but national polls can be misleading. The U.S. doesn’t hold a national election and Trump remains extremely popular with […]

Trump Winning the Trade War Would Make China Stronger, Not Weaker

We don’t win anymore,” said candidate Donald Trump numerous times during his 2016 presidential campaign, referring to America’s trade relationship with other countries. Trump and tens of millions of his supporters hold the protectionist view that trade, like all human relationships, is a war that must be “won.” Rather than exchanges that leave both parties better off, […]

‘They robbed the trust fund’ perpetuates the delusion Social Security isn’t a welfare program

Nothing gets the delusional American public worked up like reports Congress has “robbed the Social Security trust fund.” The trust fund is a scam, designed to make people who don’t want to believe they’re getting benefits from a welfare program feel better about getting benefits from a welfare program. It’s one thing to sort of […]

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 […]