October, 2010

Obama – Lazy, Disengaged and Ripe for Political Cannibalism

An interview with a Democrat Washington insider described as “a longtime Washington D.C. insider, and former advisor to the Obama election campaign and transition team …” describes the “administration in crisis, and a president increasingly withdrawn from the job of President.” Whomever the Democrat insider might be, his comments are consistent with what many of us sense. He does not [...]

“Our Greatest Contemporary Philosopher”

Thomas Sowell always pinpoints the critical issues in any discussion. He has an uncanny knack of cutting through the nonsense and getting to the heart of the matter. This quote lifted, from one of his recent columns, exhibits this ability: Runaway “stimulus” spending, high unemployment and ObamaCare are all legitimate and important issues. It is just that freedom and survival [...]

Our Liar-in-Chief

In a recent article, Thomas Sowell expressed his opinion: We have a strange man in the White House. This election is a crossroads, because either his power will be curbed by depriving him of his huge Congressional majorities or he will continue on a road that jeopardizes both our freedom and our survival. Dr. Sowell provided a useful reminder for [...]

US Failing on Corruption Measure

Free markets require morality, the rule of law and trust. Without these, markets cannot function efficiently. Without these, we become little more than a banana republic with nukes. The Daily Reckoning reports that the US is becoming more corrupt: US No Longer Cracks Even Top 20 of Least Corrupt Countries by Rocky Vega Just last month, the US was booted down to [...]

Poisonous Atmosphere and No Quick Fix

An interview with Ken Langone from CNBC who is concerned about the President’s attitude toward business and the inability to speak freely in what used to be a free society.

Hyperinflation Forecast

It is difficult, as I have tried to emphasize, to forecast the economic future with any high degree of certainty. That is so because human beings react. That is, as conditions develop, humans adjust and alter their behavior to adapt to the changes. So do government policy-makers. Hence, any economic forecast includes an infinite number of variables and actors, all [...]

Obama Has Neither Shame Nor Soul

Benjamin Franklin had a way with words. Here are two quotes of his: I pronounce it as certain that there was never yet a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous. Here comes the orator! With his flood of words, and his drop of reason. Contrast the first quote with our current politicians to understand [...]

A Medical Second Opinion

In response to the previous medical post entitled More Medical Horror a Doctor responded and corroborated much of the information. Here is the response: Pretty well sums it up, as I understand the two bills – the Stimulus and Obamacare.  That is why my Hope is at Zero Kelvin, aha, aha, about the future of my profession and, indeed, the [...]

China and Treasuries

A clever but depressing ad: The learned teacher might better be concerned with whether all that paper is worth anything.

Now Not Such so Superfluous

In 1935 in Our Enemy the State Albert J. Nock explained government rather directly and dramatically: Taking the State wherever found, striking into its history at any point, one sees no way to differentiate the activities of its founders, administrators and beneficiaries from those of a professional-criminal class. His observation applied to all countries and all forms of government. Nock [...]