By Melancton Smith | Monday September 26, 2011 at 10:56 AM PDT | 4 Comments
CNN reports that the “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” hosted by the Berkeley College Republicans is causing quite a stir in the People’s Republic of Berkeley. Seems like the demonstration of just how out of hand it is to use race in school admissions or anything else is bothersome to some folks.
Tags: Civil Society, Constitution, Culture, Education, Humor, Liberalism, Racism
By David J. Theroux | Sunday June 26, 2011 at 10:37 PM PDT | 1 Comment
In the new hit album by pop-singer “Weird Al” Yankovic, Alpocalypse, he includes the song, “Party in the C.I.A.”, which is a parody of the hit song by Miley Cyrus, “Party in the U.S.A.”
Tags: American History, CIA, Civil Liberties, Corruption, Culture, Entertainment, FBI, Humor, Intelligence agency, Middle East, Military, Peace, Personal Liberty, Surveillance, Terrorism, Video, War
By David Beito | Friday March 25, 2011 at 10:43 AM PDT | 4 Comments
Spike Lee has reminded us of his longtime, and all too predictable, belief that Cleopatra was black on the occasion of Liz Taylor’s funeral. This instantly brought to mind Zora Neale Hurston’s pithy retort to similar claims by W.E.B. DuBois: “I resent his putting that Greek slut, Cleopatra, into the same race as me.”
Tags: American History, Humor, Middle East, Racism
By Robert Higgs | Tuesday February 8, 2011 at 9:57 AM PDT | 29 Comments
Whenever a writer composes anything more elaborate than a grocery list and allows it to be published, even on the Web, he bears a certain resemblance to Christopher Columbus in the navigator’s voyage of 1492. Which is to say, he knows where he wants to go, but he is not sure that the course...
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By David J. Theroux | Wednesday January 5, 2011 at 12:37 PM PDT | 3 Comments
Aasif Mandvi from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central hilariously skewers the hypocrisy, authoritarianism, and foolishness of “progressive” San Francisco’s Nanny-State ban of Happy Meals at McDonald’s restaurants in the city. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c The Daily Show on Facebook HT: Carl Haberberger
Tags: Business, California, Civil Society, Corporatism, Culture, Entertainment, Family, Fascism, Food, Healthcare, Humor, Liberty, Media, Mercantilism, Morality, Nanny State, Personal Liberty, Politics, Power, Property Rights, Regulation, The State, Urban Issues, Video, Welfare
By Randall Holcombe | Thursday December 2, 2010 at 7:20 AM PDT | 2 Comments
Even President Obama, the architect of our $1.4 trillion deficit, sees that it is a problem. One indication is his call for a two-year pay freeze for federal workers. (This seems like a tactical error, in that it will have hardly any actual effect on the deficit, and will antagonize federal workers, who would...
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Tags: Budget and Tax Policy, Economics, Federal Reserve, Humor, Money and Banking, Politics, The State, Video
By Mary Theroux | Thursday November 18, 2010 at 11:52 AM PDT | 9 Comments
Tags: Civil Liberties, Corruption, Disaster Management, Fascism, Humor, Liberty, Morality, Nanny State, Peace, Personal Liberty, Police, Power, Presidential Power, Privacy, Propaganda, Surveillance, Terrorism, Transportation, War
By Robert Higgs | Sunday October 31, 2010 at 12:44 PM PDT | 9 Comments
A long, long time ago . . . I can still remember, Mainstream theory used to make me smile. And I knew if I had my chance That I could make equations dance And, maybe, they’d be happy for a while. But Joseph Stiglitz made me shiver With every paper he’d deliver. Bad news...
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By Robert Higgs | Wednesday October 20, 2010 at 9:06 AM PDT | 8 Comments
The latest dance craze in mainstream economics is a reworking of a Halloween classic, updated to suit the ghosts and goblins haunting the profession today. (Chorus lines appear in bold font.) The Econ Smash I was working in the lab late one night When my eyes beheld an eerie sight A Keynesian from his...
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Tags: Economics, Humor
By Anthony Gregory | Monday September 20, 2010 at 11:07 AM PDT | 9 Comments
It’s all over the news. “The recession is over.” The mainstream economists say so. This was the longest recession since World War II, I heard on the news (say, I thought the economy was just dandy throughout that war—oh, never mind). The end of this terrible recession into which the free market plunged us...
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