So recent you can still taste the bile
- Campus protests against the ACLU?
- The arc of his life vindicated his moral critics, conservative and feminist
- Hidden (and illegal) bailouts to insurance companies
- Passive observers of the polarization?
- The new normal: antagonisms, inflamed
- The 2nd & passionate non-sequiturs
- True socialism
- The dogma lives loudly in you
- The “New Coke” of domestic policy initiatives
- It’s easy to forget that both major parties are hot messes at the moment.
Category Archives: Economics
Nice piece on comparative advantage and the benefits of being the world’s reserve currency. Kevin D. Williamson writes that Americans have a strange love-hate relationship with our consumer goods: We love our stuff, and we hate the people who sell it … Continue reading
Kevin D. Williamson on the trade deficit (with China): American manufacturing wasn’t hollowed out by unfair competition from wily Orientals — it wasn’t hollowed out at all, in fact, U.S. manufacturing output today being far higher than it was during … Continue reading
George Will, writing of Matt Ridley’s book, takes issue with creationists – but not the “mistaken but inconsequential” religious creationists. “It is secular creationists whose social costs are steep.” “Secular theists” — economist Don Boudreaux’s term — produce governments gripped … Continue reading
From The New Yorker (!): pressure to focus on the short term doesn’t come from “Wall Street” or investors, but from poorly designed CEO compensation packages. Excerpt from The Short-Termism Myth [There are] two common but ultimately questionable assumptions. The first is … Continue reading
More good stuff from Kevin D. Williamson in Welcome to the Paradise of the Real: We treat the physical results of capitalism as though they were an inevitability. In 1955, no captain of industry, prince, or potentate could buy a car … Continue reading
Everybody says they want Sweden; presumably, the people in Venezuela would prefer Sweden, too. Consider the VA system, the IRS, your local DMV, and ask yourself whether American institutions are more likely to produce Swedish outcomes or Venezuelan outcomes under … Continue reading
In The Dry Math of Scarcity, Kevin D. Williamson comments on CA’s man-made drought and makes a few broader points: I am glad California is having a drought. Not because I hate California (I love California) or Californians (I hate … Continue reading