Archive for September, 2011

Ridiculing easily established facts

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

I mentioned in my column of Sept. 18 (find the full version, as usual, at 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 […]

You couldn’t BURN money as fast as Obama is flushing it away

Monday, September 19th, 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!

And now, it’s illegal to possess the silver coins

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

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 […]

No blood spilled

Friday, September 16th, 2011

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 […]

What about all those billions in ‘subsidies for Big Oil’?

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

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 […]

The proud track record of government subsidies

Friday, September 9th, 2011

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.

Nice wood you got there. Consider it seized.

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

That “laser-like focus” of the Obama administration on jobs? Maybe they meant “on destroying jobs.”