I mentioned in my column of Sept. 18 (find the full version, as usual, at http://www.vinsuprynowicz.com/?p=858) that the mainstream media, and even to some extent the Tea Party, seem to be doing everything they can to marginalize GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul. This despite the fact that, interestingly enough, The Washington Post was forced to […]
Archive for September, 2011
Half the government’s $38.6 billion is spent. Result? 3,545 new, “permanent” green jobs created, at a cost of a mere $5.6 million per job — leaving just 61,455 promised jobs to go. Yet the Energy Department says the Obama administration’s green-jobs loan guarantee program is still on track to meet its employment goal!
I’m a tad too young to remember nickel Cokes, though I can remember when they were a dime. It’s tempting to say that in vending machines today “they’re now a dollar.” But in fact the four quarters you’re shoving in the slot consist mostly of copper and contain not a smidgen of silver, so your […]
Was someone asking, recently, whether over-the-top federal regulators — and private loonies authorized by the same “enabling legislation” to use the federal courts to the same ends — are blocking almost every good-faith effort to create jobs and provide mankind with a better life on these shores? Federal wildlife officials said Monday they will conduct […]
English was not the first language of the great Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises. Hearing his graduate students at New York University repeatedly use the colloquial expression “loopholes,” he asked for an explanation. After the concept had been explained to him, according to his late student Murray Rothbard, the great economist said, “Ah, so a […]
Sen, Harry Reid, D-Nev., staged his fourth annual “National Clean Energy Summit” at the Aria hotel-casino in Las Vegas during the final days of August. Tellingly, most of the featured speakers were not energy engineers or even entrepreneurs, but left-leaning politicians, including Vice President Joe Biden.
That “laser-like focus” of the Obama administration on jobs? Maybe they meant “on destroying jobs.”