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John Stossel, Paul Krugman, and the Washington Swamp

If you ask what worries me about the incoming Trump Administration, I’ll immediately point to a bunch of policy issues. Will Trump be too timid to deal with the huge entitlement problem? Will Trump do a business-as-usual pork-filled infrastructure deal? Will Trump’s tax cut be feasible without concomitant spending discipline? Others, though, are more focused […]

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Carrier Blinks, Jobs Stay, Trump Wins |

Well, well, well, look at that, Carrier with all the noise about domestic manufacturing jobs decided it would be a good idea to stay in Indianapolis. Undoubtedly they are correct. From the NY Times From the earliest days of his campaign, Donald J. Trump made keeping manufacturing jobs in the United States his signature economic issue, […]

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The War Against Cash, India, and a Lesson about Big Government

The War against Cash is a battle that shouldn’t even exist. But politicians don’t like cash because it’s hard to control something that people can freely trade back and forth. So folks on the left are arguing that governments should ban or restrict paper money. In Part I, we looked at the argument that cash […]

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Castro, and the Reaction

Mom really did say that if you don’t have anything good to say about someone, especially a dead someone, then say nothing. It’s a good rule, helping avoid social friction and silly irritations. But I’m not sure that it really holds for public discourse on the death of public enemies. I can’t really imagine Winston Churchill, […]

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Why the Electoral College? Because State and Regional Diversity Matters.

One of my very favorite blogs, Grassroots in Nebraska (GIN), has undertaken to explain, pretty much after every election why the electoral college, especially as implemented in Nebraska and Maine, is by far the most fair and equitable method of electing the president. A few highlights. Where you live, your day-to-day experiences gained through interacting […]

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Why the Electoral College? Because State and Regional Diversity Matters.

One of my very favorite blogs, Grassroots in Nebraska (GIN), has undertaken to explain, pretty much after every election why the electoral college, especially as implemented in Nebraska and Maine, is by far the most fair and equitable method of electing the president. A few highlights. Where you live, your day-to-day experiences gained through interacting […]

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