Politics

Government Is Destroying Net Worth (Wealth)

Finally, statistics regarding the changes in net worth have made the mainstream media. These statistics, as reported in the NY Times, are horrific, as are the implications for the future of the country. Net worth may be the best single measure of a country’s well-being. Median net worth is a reasonable marker for the standard of living. Medians (or averages) are not good measures to capture what [...]

Why Impeachment Is Necessary

The issue of impeachment is now no longer whispered about. Talk is prevalent and a recent poll indicated that 35% of the public believe the president should be impeached. Interestingly, the topic is being promoted more by Democrats than Republicans. Tactical Impeachment Considerations Democrats don’t truly believe the President should be impeached, but they see it as a chance, likely [...]

Lysander Spooner — Radical Individualist

One of the great intellectual treats for many has been the discovery of a man with a very odd name — Lysander Spooner (1808-1887). For any individualist, he is a welcome discovery Spooner was  a legal jurist and an abolitionist. His core belief was that government itself, at least as it was constructed in the US, was illegal. His stand was [...]

Jews Under Assault Again

The state of the world is rapidly deteriorating. Economies are stagnating, rule of law is under attack everywhere and ethnic hatred is rising. Nowhere is that more obvious than what is happening with respect to Jews. Mark Steyn is funny, incisive and deadly serious. His take on the Obama Administration and the Middle East is worthy of more than reading. A [...]

Ineffective Leadership From Our “American Idol” President

Ineffective leadership is apparent at all levels of government. Many blame President Obama, perhaps even more should. He is the so-called leader and things (not good) are occurring on his watch. People are frustrated with the state of the nation and their own personal condition. But is it Obama or is it something more systemic? There are plenty of reasons to [...]

ObamaCare and Rube Goldberg

ObamaCare is a Rube Goldberg contraption. It was cobbled together in disjointed fashion under time and ideological constraints. It is still unclear whether anyone read the entire law before it became legislation. Why should anyone be surprised it was so politically contentious? Now we are beginning to uncover the slipshod manner in which it was constructed. A three-judge panel in [...]

Economic Laws Are Not Optional

Economic Laws Economic laws are not optional. They are like the laws of physics — inexorable! Economic laws are less precise in terms of their timing and effects, only because they deal with human behavior rather than physical particles. Human beings alter their behavior to cope with changing conditions. Particles do not. Free will and the survival instinct make prediction, especially regarding [...]

Reasons To Vote Democrat

From Ty Andros’ Tedbits newsletter on why to vote Democrat: David Letterman’s top 10 reasons to vote democrat I received this on the internet and sometimes we all need a good laugh…  Enjoy #10. I vote Democrat because I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. I’ve decided to marry my German shepherd. #9. I vote Democrat [...]

NOT a SMIDGEN of Corruption!

Ty Andros, in his Tedbits newsletter, puts the IRS hard-drive failures into perspective: NOT a SMIDGEN of Corruption! The odds of winning the Florida lottery are 1 in 22,957,480. The odds of winning the Powerball are 1 in 175,223,510. The odds of winning Mega Millions are 1 in 258,890,850. The odds of a disk drive failing in any given month [...]

The Impeachment Issue: Why It Is Unlikely

Impeachment is a term thrown around more frequently as President Obama’s failures, incompetence and duplicities are realized by more people. Impeachment is not something that should be used to kick someone when he is down. Yet that is when it is most likely to be successful. Still, that should not be the criterion as to whether to exercise the prerogative or not. Impeachment Grounds The grounds for impeachment [...]

Has The President Quit?

There are indications that the president may have given up, quit while still on the job. That is, he may no longer be interested in doing the job but merely in playing out the string.  According to Peggy Noonan,Obama appears to have quit. As she describes it: It is weird to have a president who has given up. So many [...]

Obama Would Win A Third Election

This blog, from its beginnings in 2009, recognized Barack Obama’s shortcomings and that his presidency had failed presidency early on. At least failed in terms of what the country considered conventional. What was obvious was not enough to limit him to one term. He easily won re-election. Now, even his supporters appear to be waking up to the realization that he has [...]