Archive for April 2014

Best graduation speech ever was given at Berkley in 2007 by Thomas J. Sargent

The best was also the shortest, only 335 words.  Stated were 12 economic concepts every college graduate should know.  Sargent started out by saying, “Economics is organized common sense. Here is a short list of valuable lessons that our beautiful subject teaches.” Here is lesson number 10: 10. When a government spends, its citizens eventually…

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Climate Change Reconsidered — NIPPC Report

The Non-GovernmentaL International Panel on Climate Change (NIPPC) issues its report that contradicts everything recently reported by the warming alarmist United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and says, “IPCC has exaggerated the negative impacts of global warming and rising atmospheric CO2 levels: We find no net harm to the global environment or to…

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Putin is not a genius — He doesn’t need to be

Because we are complete idiots. A Google search with the terms “Putin” and “genius” yields over 10 million hits. If I hear another pundit’s panegyric to Putin’s great intellect, I’ll lose my lunch. Putin is not that smart; the trouble is that we are complete idiots. When Ukraine imploded, our leaders–from Victoria Nuland at the State Department…

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Democrats are waging a war on the middle class

The policies of Obama and the Democrats are increasingly favoring Wall Street and the Washington Beltway elite while making the life at the bottom a bit easier but also locking people in  and preventing them from moving up into the middle class.  As for the middle class itself, only government workers have seen any improvement…

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Quote of the Day — Race in the Obama Years

Fred Siegel, A Glimpse Into the Political Future, commenting on an article by Jonathan Chiat on race in the Obama years. “Liberals,” Chait writes, “dwell in a world of paranoia of a white racism that has seeped out of American history in the Obama years and lurks everywhere, mostly undetectable.” Similarly, he goes on, “Conservatives…

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Republican Senate Primary In Iowa Gets Interesting

Breitbart reports that conservative Republican Joni Ernst is challenging wealthy and liberal Republican Mark Jacobs, who is the leading contender. Well, he was the leading contender until Sarah Palin endorsed Joni Ernst and will headline a SHE_PAC rally for her in Des Moines on April 27th. Now Joni Ernst has a 2-point lead, even though…

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