Tag: Japan
Larry Summers Claims Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami Disaster Will Boost Economy
Predictably, within days of the unmitigated disaster and massive loss of life (10,000 and counting) in Japan from the record 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami, a major Keynesian economist has gone on the record in defending the “broken window fallacy” in economics by claiming that the Japanese disaster will actually boost economic growth. The economist...
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It’s Pearl Harbor Day—Trot Out the Official Fable
Sixty-nine years ago, Japanese forces attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, provoking the United States to declare war against Japan. When Japan’s ally Germany declared war on the United States on December 11, 1941, the United States immediately reciprocated. These actions brought the United States into open warfare against the Axis powers and...
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Dave Barry’s Review of the Year 2009
Syndicated columnist and bestselling author Dave Barry’s provides an incisive and hilarious, month-by-month review of the year 2009, “Dave Barry’s year in review: 2009.” As he begins: It was a year of Hope—at first in the sense of “I feel hopeful!” and later in the sense of “I hope this year ends soon!” It...
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Thirteen Outstanding Books of the Past Decade
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B002RAR3KG/theindepeende-20/002-6508816-9461647
Lou Dobbs (Yes, Lou Dobbs): Petition to Bring Home All Troops
I rarely agree with Lou Dobbs but am gladdened to find out that he has adopted a radical Ron Paulian stand on foreign policy. He is promoting a petition to bring home all U.S. troops from overseas. This is a hopeful sign that some elements on the right are beginning to question Obama’s wars....
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World War II: An Unspeakable Horror Now Encrusted in Myths
September 1, 1939—exactly seventy years ago today—is customarily considered the day when World War II began, owing to the German invasion of Poland. Of course, some belligerents, most notably the Japanese and the Chinese, had already been at war for years, and others did not join the fray until later. The United States actually began...
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Industrial Policy or Economic Democracy?
Japan’s historic election Sunday gave the Democratic Party an overwhelming victory over the Liberal Democrats that have dominated Japan’s government for 55 years. The Liberal Democrats oversaw Japan’s industrial policy that supported Japan’s dominant firms during Japan’s rise as a major economic power during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Indeed, many American economists argued...
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August 9, 1945, a Date that Will Live in Infamy
I note with sadness that today is the sixty-third anniversary of the U.S. explosion of an atomic bomb over Nagasaki, Japan. The explosion killed an estimated 40,000 to 75,000 persons immediately, and perhaps as many as 80,000 died by the end of 1945 from the effects of their wounds and radiation sickness. Nearly all...
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Hurston and Paterson: Two Libertarians Against the Atomic Bomb
Novelists Zora Neale Hurston and Isabel Paterson had much in common including opposition to the New Deal and a shared belief individualism. Both also opposed the dropping of the atomic bomb. In 1946, Hurston, who later supported the presidential campaign of Robert A. Taft, wrote that she was “amazed at the complacency of Negro press...
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