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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Iran: Can Obama play hardball?

Robert Kagan’s Washington Post column gives us a look at the way the president appears to be playing his hand in the diplomatic game.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 10/29 at 04:15 PM
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Carbon Dream

The claim that ethanol reduces CO2 emissions is not factual.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 10/28 at 11:02 PM
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Regulating Executive Compensation Is Not As Simple As It Sounds

Read Professor Richard Epstein’s doubts about the prospects.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 10/28 at 01:22 AM
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Blunting a Democrat/Socialist Campaign Spear Point

The much decried “income gap” between different income sectors is considerably less than Democrat/Socialists and mainstream media propagandists declare it to be.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 10/27 at 03:26 PM
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Monday, October 26, 2009

A Lost Decade for Jobs

Kartik Ariyur alerted me to this Business Week article, which graphically depicts the imbalance in growth of jobs over the past decade between the public and private sectors.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 10/26 at 12:23 AM
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Argentina: A Preview of the Obama Government’s Path

To cover up failure of their socialistic management of the economy, inflationary stimulus spending and devaluation of the peso, Argentina’s rulers are going to war against critical media.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 10/25 at 09:31 PM
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Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Myth of the Multiplier

Why the stimulus package hasn’t reduced unemployment

Robert Stapler, in a comment on an earlier post, alerted us to this article on the Reason.com website.


Quote:

Overall, government spending doesn

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 10/24 at 05:51 PM
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When Will Inflation Really Hit Us?

Read Terry Coxon’s editorial on the Financial Sense website.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 10/24 at 03:31 PM
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Believe It If You Actually See it

New York Times columnist David Brooks lauds the Obama administration for standing up to teachers’ unions for the purpose of improving education results.

His praise may be premature.  The administration is only in the discussion stages with teachers’ unions.  In any case, you can be sure that Federal funding of education will remain a lever to compel indoctrination of students with moral relativism and the socialist version of history.

 

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 10/24 at 12:36 AM
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Friday, October 23, 2009

The Imperial Obama Administration Forbids Dissent

Is the First Amendment now meaningless? 

It reads:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The President and his advisors believe that, while Congress may make no laws abridging freedom of speech or of the press, the executive branch can do as it pleases, and the intent of the Constitution be damned.