Sometimes a Great Notion

George Herbert Walker Bush (‘Papa Bush”) was always capable of saying the right thing when he wanted to.  He could inspire when he wanted to. Or maybe when he thought it might serve some purpose to help him in some … Continue reading

The temptation we can’t refuse — government intrusion

The following quote is from Professor Donald Boudreaux of George Mason University, at his blog Cafe Hayek : As the state intrudes into more areas of our lives, demand naturally arises for [justification] of the intrusions – both from the politicians … Continue reading

Witch Hunt Fail: Left Misfires Again

Continuous type I malfunctions are bedeviling the Left in their struggle to get George Zimmerman convicted on something.  Charges dropped against George Zimmerman in alleged wine bottle incident Despite all the hate directed at George Zimmerman for having successfully defended … Continue reading

Romney makes right decision not to run

AP: Romney announces he will not run in 2016 “After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee,” Romney told … Continue reading

Another day, another female teacher arrested for sex w/student

We have a female teacher crime wave going on here. SAN ANTONIO — A 23-year-old Northeast Independent School District teacher who resigned amid allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a student in December was arrested Friday and charged with the sexual assault … Continue reading

Female teacher rape culture continues apace

Apparently, there’s no stopping it: VANCOUVER, Wash. — An Evergreen High School teacher accused of raping a 15-year-old student appeared in court Wednesday and then posted bail hours later. According to state prosecutors, Stephanie McCrea manipulated the boy during their … Continue reading

Zero sum and positive sum transfers and income inequality

Zero sum transfers occur when one person’s gain is exactly offset by some other person’s loss.  Gains and losses in the transaction add to zero.  Positive sum is when gains and losses of a transaction add to a sum greater … Continue reading

Peak Food? If only.

There’s an article in yesterday’s UK Independent entitled, Have we reached ‘peak food’? Shortages loom as global production rates slow. Would that it were true, it would be just what I need. Alas, Dr. Roy Spencer argues persuasively that I’ll have to muster some … Continue reading