Monthly Archives: July 2012

From the Ruins of Empire

Fort Zeelandia, Taiwan OK, I have an ulterior motive for writing this… not just because it looked interesting on the Arts & Letters Daily website — which if you are not reading, you are doing yourself a tremendous disservice — … Continue reading

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Romney Finally Hits A Home Run…

This is probably the first ad I’ve seen from the Romney campaign that clicks on all cylinders… Amazingly enough, the MSM still refuses to cover the story. Meanwhile, social media carries the story… and it has only picked up steam … Continue reading

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Calculated Risk: August 1st QE3 Departure Date?

Here it comes… and we may have no choice: First, I think Bernanke paved the way for QE3 at the press conference on June 20th. Before embarking on previous rounds of QE, Bernanke always outlined the reasons – and I … Continue reading

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de Tocqueville on Democracy

20 years ago, I would have read this and assumed it could never happen in America. “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse … Continue reading

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Marxism, Contrarianism, and Liberty

Replace weak liberalism with strong communism! So is Marxism on the rise?  Since the Tea Party’s high water mark in 2009, it most certainly seems this way.  Occupiers run amok, the once famed European Common Market is on the brink … Continue reading

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