Category Archives: Economics

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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The Man Who Planted Trees

This is a great video, but be sure to set aside your half hour on this one.  I promise… you won’t regret watching this: Pretty amazing what one person can do with some perspective and patience. Not easy for us … Continue reading

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NCR: Of Rosa DeLauro and Other Disoriented Catholics

George Weigel effortlessly destroys so-called “Catholic” opposition to the Ryan budget, specifically from quarters that can’t get it right on the culture of life, much less on basic economic principles: Now, to make matters worse, here is Paul Ryan, a … Continue reading

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Calculated Risk: San Francisco Rents “On a tear”

Is this what recovery looks like? If San Francisco is any indicator… perhaps so: While rents in other parts of the country are rising around the pace of inflation, at 2.7%, the average rental price in San Francisco shot up … Continue reading

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Gary North: Avoiding Kamikaze Politics

…or better entitled, why a third-party run is a really bad idea: We need 8 years to quietly infiltrate the Republican Party’s county organizations, especially in rural counties where Democrats are dominant. Nobody wants to be a Republicans in in … Continue reading

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Atlantic: Americans Who Actually Make Things

Great piece in the Atlantic this morning on the state of American manufacturing: Of course, the United States still produces a huge amount of food, but we do it far more efficiently and with far fewer people. Similarly, America still makes a … Continue reading

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WaPo: Can The President Reduce Gas Prices?

The answer to this question is an immediate no.  The POTUS couldn’t do it in 2008; the POTUS couldn’t do it in 2012 (at least to an immediate effect). Republicans this morning are gleefully sharing how the Democrats are more … Continue reading

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Calculated Risk: New Home Sales Decline, Housing Market Recovered?

Seems like the glut of new homes on the market has finally come down to within 6-months inventory, a metric that indicates the glut of homes on the market has finally — FINALLY — come back to within some degree … Continue reading

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Locavores As Narcissism?

Interesting book review from someone who believes the local food movement is really more about middle class arrogance than security: Through their purchases, these consumers are consciously seeking to affirm and demarcate themselves from the rest of society. Those who … Continue reading

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Rumors of the Death of the West Have Been GREATLY Exaggerated…

Great reading this morning from City Journal: It’s indisputable that the Anglosphere no longer enjoys the overwhelming global dominance that it once had. What was once a globe-spanning empire is now best understood as a union of language, culture, and … Continue reading

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