nstead of blindly marching to the polls to again vote for Obama and other...– Cal Thomas
It turns out that if Congress taxed away our entire $14 trillion 2011 GDP and...– The Financial Mess in the US and Europe - Walter E. Williams
What’s necessary to cure the financial mess in Europe and the U.S.? If...– The Financial Mess in the US and Europe - Walter E. Williams
The prognosis for the next few years is bad with a chance of worse. And the...– The Lost Decade? - David Brooks
World Atlas ice loss claim exaggerated: scientists... →
The 2 Billion UBS Incident: Rogue trader my Aunt... →
A Ponzi scheme that should be fixed →
When Franklin Roosevelt created Social Security, choosing 65 as the eligibility age, life expectancy was 62. Today it is almost 80. FDR wanted to prevent the aged few from suffering destitution in their last remaining years. Social Security was not meant to provide two decades of greens fees for baby boomers.
Back to the Future: Part III - Thomas Sowell →
Ninety years ago — in 1921 — federal income tax policies reached an absurdity that many people today seem to want to repeat. Those who believe in high taxes on “the rich” got their way. The tax rate on people in the top income bracket was 73 percent in 1921. On the other hand, the rich also got their way: They didn’t actually pay those taxes. The number of people...
Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Resigns Over Global... →
The official position of the American Physical Society (APS) supports the theory that man’s actions have inexorably led to the warming of the planet, through increased emissions of carbon dioxide. Giaever does not agree — and put it bluntly and succinctly in the subject line of his email, reprinted at Climate Depot, a website devoted to debunking the theory of man-made climate...
So imagine my surprise when a day on the iPad actually worked.– Masochist me? An Ars writer’s iPad-only workday
What most people are unaware of is that there was no Great Depression until...– Back to the Future: Part II - Thomas Sowell
Detroit woman, 101, evicted in foreclosure →
Apparently, you should be exempt from foreclosure if you have an aged parent living with you. I guess I should just stop paying my mortgage, then.
President Obama's Folly - Cal Thomas →
President Obama is like a lost man who refuses to ask for directions. That’s because he has never worked in the real world with people who create real jobs. He operates on theories and an ideology that is incapable of achieving his goals. Example: He speaks mostly of redistributing wealth, not creating wealth. He wants us to hate the wealth creators, rather than follow their example. The...
Back to the Future? - Thomas Sowell →
This analysis from John Gruber (Daring Fireball) makes a lot of sense. It also bodes well for the future of Apple. Everything that follows is Gruber: ★ The New Apple Advantage: Peter Bright wrote a good piece earlier this week at Ars Technica, documenting his attempt to buy a MacBook Air-like Windows laptop (he doesn’t want an Air running Windows using Boot Camp because he doesn’t like Apple’s...
Yes, we are approaching bankruptcy. But this has as much to do with the war on...– The 9/11 ‘overreaction’? Nonsense. - The Washington Post
INDIANAPOLIS - The Colts play two of their first three games at home, and since Peyton Manning might be on the sidelines, it’s having an effect on fans and their tickets. He is the face of the franchise. For fans, a game without Peyton is a problem. “People go to see number 18. And unfortunately we’re not going to have him at least one week,” said Colts fan Danny...
Bullpen Meltdown →
This is the third time in his seven attempts at No. 200 that Wakefield has left with a lead, only to have the bullpen squander it. “If it happens, it happens,” said Wakefield. “If it doesn’t, it doesn’t change what I’ve done. I’d like it to happen, but more importantly is for us to get in the postseason. We’re trailing the Yankees by 2 1/2...
Best Show in Town →
Charles Krauthammer offers a pretty little piece on the glory of baseball.