Tag Archive for Politics

Dr. Higgs Nails Right-Wing Hypocrisy

It might be called hypocrisy, but at the very least it’s terrible inconsistency. Dr. Higgs is always good to listen to and read. This recent interview of him by Mr. Jeffrey Tucker is fantastic. The entire thing is worth your…

Why Is The Tappan Zee Bridge Where It Is?

A very enlightening look at the way sausage is made, and government works. Consider this reason #14,933,201 almost everything is better in the private sector. Thanks to Dr. Mark Perry for the link. (pic via Wiki) [Note that this problem…

What Books Would You Recommend To Progressives?

I can’s start this post without explaining that I’m uncomfortable with the term “Progressive” in this context. Some definitions of the word include “making progress¬† toward better conditions” and “characterized by such progress,¬† or by continuous improvement.” The problem is…

Debt Ceiling Quote, From 2006

Ouch. How things change. “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign…

D@mn, I Think Buffett Nailed It!!

That’s Warren Buffett, not Jimmy Buffett. I normally agree with very little that Buffett says re: public policy, but I think he may be on to something here. Note I wasn’t able to find any other sources for this other…

It’s Often The Exact Opposite …

Over the last decade I’ve noticed how many issues in economics, or at least the political economy, turn out the exact opposite of what was intended or promised. Now I’m not referring to a slight or even moderate divergence from…