Archive for December 1st, 2009

What Is Obama Thinking? »

President Obama’s decision to send another 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan during the next six months does not seem to make much sense, no matter how one looks at it. Political actions often represent tried-and-true ploys to enrich the politician’s supporters at the expense of his opponents and the great mass of the people....
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If Obama’s Speech Writers Wanted to Quote Eisenhower.... »

Obama’s speech writers were apparently unable to find a more meaningful quotation form Eisenhower than the unremarkable: “Each proposal must be weighed in the light of a broader consideration: the need to maintain balance in and among national programs.” Of course, had they Googled for a few seconds they would have found Ike’s warning...
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Do We Take Miracles of Capitalism for Granted? »

Joseph Schumpeter, in his 1943 book Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy, was concerned that the people who benefit most from a capitalist economy take its benefits for granted, and cannot be counted on to defend capitalism against its attackers. This would lead to capitalism’s eventual collapse. This seemed plausible in 1943, but less plausible in...
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Fred Singer on the BBC on Climategate and the Science Regarding Global Warming »

Independent Institute Research Fellow S. Fred Singer was interviewed on the BBC regarding Climategate and the actual science regarding global warming. He debates with Robert T. Watson, former Chairman of the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, from where all of the...
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