Archive for the 'Economics' Category

The pollsters lied, the media lied, Hillary lied, America elects Donald Trump president, and the media respond by . . . lying some more

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

I labored in the newspaper business for 40 years. I started out driving the delivery truck. I broke front-page stories as a twenty-something reporter at my first small-town daily in Willimantic, Connecticut, eventually working my way up to become an editor and then a 20-year columnist and editorial writer at a major metropolitan daily.

The arrogant elite face their ‘perfect storm’

Monday, November 7th, 2016

What is each American’s ‘fair share’?

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

As we pointed out in our last entry, it’s a common complaint that American political campaigns ignore real policy differences, in favor of personal smears.

Which racist candidate vows to make sure many more young black men can never find a job?

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

It’s a common complaint that American political campaigns ignore or gloss over important policy differences, substituting a few slick euphemisms, in favor of personal smears.

‘The world is changed’

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

“The world is changed,” she says (and behind, just audible, the same voice echoing in the original Sindarin Elvish, “I amar prestar aen.”) “I feel it in the water.” (“Han mathon ne nen.”) “I feel it in the earth.” (“Han mathon ne chae.”) “I smell it in the air.” (“A han noston ned gwilith.”) “Much […]

Muslim leaders on emigration to the West, in their own words

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Who’s the best source, if we want to investigate this concern, this report, that Muslims who want to subvert The West are using ”immigration” and the excuse of “wartime refugees” to move into Europe and now into America hundreds of thousands (oh, let’s be honest, millions) of their people with no desire to assimilate — […]

The endorsement is not necessarily for the policies of Trump, but for ‘the process’ of Trump

Friday, July 29th, 2016

A lonely voice in long-socialist (and thus long-declining) Britain, Sean Gabb is often worth a look. Recently, he steered readers to Ilana Mercer’s latest book, on The Donald:

Natural Order, the State, and the Immigration Problem

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Rather than leave the impression that no free-market thinker of any note stands opposed to this “open borders” stuff – (“Please! Send us millions more Spanish-speaking peasants who scorn our laws and want to stick us with their medical bills, and now please add a couple million unreconstructed members of an alien religion, whose holy […]

The right to secede

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

I’ve been reading in Thomas DiLorenzo’s 2012 hardback from the Ludwig von Mises Institute, “Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government.” The book features brief summary chapters, with useful references, from the Loyola University economics professor, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, and member of the Mont Pelerin Society, weighing in on such topics as […]

‘The Annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner’

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

I grew up in a New England Democratic family. Since politics were a matter of culture and ethnicity (I never actually heard it described that way — we just knew), it would have seemed unnatural for us Swamp Yankees to be anything else.