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Secular Stagnation Is the Unwelcome and Predictable Consequence of Bad Policy and Big Government

I shared a chart back in February that shows how long it takes to double GDP based on different growth rates. For instance, if the economy grows only 1 percent per year, it takes 70 years before the economy doubles. Think Italy or some other decrepit European welfare state. But if the economy grows 4 […]

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Good v.Evil

You know it is rare in the case of moral men, for an opponent to be so unequivalently evil as to gain condemnation from every responsible statesman, and the Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury. In fact, never in the lifetime of living men has the Pope issued a statement calling for the use of […]

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The Rhymes of History: OODA Edition

This is pretty interesting, and we would be well to file it in the “Rhymes of history” file. Whatever happens-it has before, probably often. Here’s Thomas Fleming bringing advice from George Washington to our present problems. Another way to phrase this, that I use, it was developed by an Air force officer, is the OODA […]

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Rand Paul’s pandering

If, God forbid, Rand Paul is elected president, the United States foreign policy will have gone from terrible to utterly incoherent and feckless. After reading this article, it’s clear that the American people know what they want. It’s clear, too, that the American people don’t have a clue what they want. Here’s what I’m talking […]

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Land of Lincoln’s startling news

If this article isn’t giving President Obama, the DGA and the DNC heartburn, then they’ll never get heartburn. Look at the story behind the headlines: SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn has spent a political lifetime fine-tuning his image as a government reformer, but a new Early & Often Poll shows Republican Bruce Rauner may have […]

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The West Lacks One Essential Tool to Defeat ISIS

As I read about IS (whom we all pray will soon be WASWAS) I often think something is missing, especially from our governments. And there is, Elizabeth Scalia The Anchoress, has named it accurately, and well, as usual. Our elites have come to have faith only in themselves, in essence they have become gods in […]

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