NY Times on Government Perversion

Jury duty. You endure CNN and watch some crappy video about how judges don’t legislate from the bench. I don’t typically use my blog to rant so I’ll spare all three of my reader(s) the histrionics. It was a fairly productive morning (completed a workbook my accountant provides me each year) and the lawyer sitting […]

Net Neutrality: A government “solution” for a non-problem

(1) The Net Neutrality Coup: The campaign to regulate the Internet was funded by a who’s who of left-liberal foundations. (2) The Obama FCC has regulated the Internet (3) Abolish the FCC Quote There is nothing in life that grows and thrives on its own that a liberal won’t come along and want to regulate […]

Weekend 156.0

(1) 12 Awesome Airplane Paint Jobs (2) How to Turn a Recession into a Depression (2a) “As hostility to businessmen grows, politicians tax them more heavily, while debasing and inflating the currency to maintain an illusion of prosperity. Then, when these policies cause rising price levels, a deluded populace demands price controls, which ambitious politicians […]

Socialism: Lather, rinse, repeat

Death of the Postmodernist Dream by Victor Davis Hanson “The Greek meltdown — with Ireland, Italy, Portugal, and Spain on the brink — has shown that European socialism does not work. Bankruptcy, not politics, is the final arbiter: Individuals, firms, and nations either buy particular bonds or they don’t. And a nation like Greece, in […]

Socialism: Perception versus Reality

Perception Gordon Brown, said on leaving, “I tried to make the country fairer.” Source Reality At over 50% of national income, the public sector in the U.K. is now as big as in Scandinavia, higher than in Germany, and up from the roughly 40% it accounted for when Margaret Thatcher left power to the early […]

Obama’s Faustian Deal

The We’re-Not-Europe Party (WSJ) “For Americans, this has been a two-week cram course in what not to be if you hope to have a vibrant future. What was once an unfocused criticism of Mr. Obama and the Democrats, that they are nudging America toward a European-style social-market economy, came to awful life in the panicked, […]