Global Warming — Reducing it Carries a Big Price Tag

The fight to reduce global warming is on the agendas of all the major countries in the world, and doing so carries a big price tag.  As the larger developed countries joined in discussions on this topic with developing nations, no arrangements were made regarding how the expense would be covered. Shikha Delmia wrote about the situation in TheWeek.com: A Third World revolt in Bonn, Germany, this week almost derailed the Paris climate change negotiations in November.  The revolt was triggered Read more […]

Climate Change–A Cover for Repealing Capitalism

Climate change advocates, formerly global warming supporters, are peace-loving, kind, and completely altruistic.  At least that is how they are presented.  But this quote from H.L. Mencken, as referenced by Kerry Jackson of Investors.com, tells us what the real aim of the “do-gooders” is: [The] “whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”Of course, one of Read more […]

Keynesian Economist Admits It’s a Depression

You know things have gotten really bad when a Keynesian economist starts talking truth. UC Berkeley economics professor J. Brad DeLong, a deputy assistant U.S. Treasury secretary under President Clinton, has published an opinion piece in which he calls on his fellow Keynesians to stop trying to cover up the truth and start labeling our ongoing economic problems as what they really are: a depression. The dreaded “D-word.” Keynesian economists are usually the last people to call things what Read more […]

Mayhem Marks Black Friday — Again

Abandoning hearth and home, thousands of people across the country ran to heed the annual call of Black Friday. Just one day, or even less, after Americans gave thanks for all they have, hordes of shoppers looking for a bargain walked over each other for the first major holiday sales of the year. In their wake, they left chaos. Not just anticipated crowds and disappointed bargain hunters who couldn’t get to the TVs, computers or other objects of their attention. The Black Friday crowds this Read more […]

People are not Dollars

In one of the chapters in his book Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government, Thomas DiLorenzo discusses “the extent to which various governments during the twentieth century committed acts of mass murder against their own citizens.” He makes the point that communistic and socialistic regimes are unopposed to killing their own people when citizens resist the centralized planning and political power required by such totalitarianism. Dissenters are murdered when “the rulers of such Read more […]

Obama Picks Another Left-Wing Extremist to Advisory Post

A year ago, President Barack Obama met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.  An open microphone picked up a conversation that Obama never wanted anyone in the United States to hear. Obama: “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved, but it’s important for him [Putin] to give me space.” Medvedev: “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…” Obama: “This is my last election,” President Obama said. “After Read more […]

What to Say to a Liberal Who Says “The Rich Can Afford to Pay More in Taxes”

I hate watching talk shows when conservatives are on. Few of them know how to argue well. They’re too concerned about their reputation. They have to come across as “statesmen.” They want the media to like them. That’s never going to happen. I practice all the time on how I would argue a particular topic. Writing four or five articles every day helps to sharpen my rhetorical skills. So how should constitutionalists and other sane people approach some “info-babe,” as Rush Limbaugh Read more […]

Some Are Calling this an ‘Apocalypic Election’

A few days ago I was at a high level financial seminar. It wasn’t the typical approach to investing. The goals were more long term. One of the speakers offered a captivating analysis of international markets. Picking winners and losers is not always in the numbers. During the question and answer session, the first question was about the generally held view that we are living in the end times. “How should we take an apocalyptic scenario into consideration in developing an investment strategy?” Read more […]

Congress can only “create” regulation

Alex Marshall believes that governments create economic markets. He says so here. What is so very wrong with this belief is that it empowers government far beyond anything it was ever intended to have. The word “market” doesn’t appear anywhere in the Constitution, and “commerce” only appears twice—in Article I, Sections 8 and 9. To say that government creates markets, one would expect at least a shout out to the Constitution, but other than a passing reference to the 14th Amendment (naturalized Read more […]

Obama’s Marxist Ideology is Showing Again

In several of President Obama’s speeches I’ve heard a reworking of Karl Marx’s “labor theory of value” maxim. It’s the heart of Marxist ideology. It argues that the value of a commodity is related to the labor needed to produce or obtain that commodity. A person’s value is in his work regardless of whether what he produces ever has any utility or demand. In his “you didn’t build that speech,” President Obama said “a lot of people work hard.” Cheers went up from the crowd. Read more […]