Today’s warning of a socialist future!

Today's warning:  "SEXUAL HARASSMENT under socialism", Glenn Reynolds, The Instapundit, 4 April 2009 (link).  Reynolds points us a sad story posted by Bryan Caplan (Assoc Prof Economics, George Mason U), Library of Economics and Literature, 4 April 2010 -- an excerpt from Eugen Richter's Pictures of a Socialistic Future (the punch line is at the end … Continue reading Today’s warning of a socialist future!

Today’s agitprop: Don Surber borrows at a lower rate than does the US Government!

Part of conseratives' "the worse, the better" strategy is to arouse fear using a steady stream of "the end is neigh" warnings.  This requires both imagination and a willingness to exaggerate.   As seen when reading Reynold's and his peers since Obama's election.  Hyping every bit of bad economic news.  During the Bush years bad news was minimized or mocked (see examples … Continue reading Today’s agitprop: Don Surber borrows at a lower rate than does the US Government!

About the political significance of the conservatives’ health care propaganda

The new legislation, when it emerges from the Congressional sausage machine, will be an incoherent mess.  Then come the administrative revisions, court challenges, and remedial legislation.  Nonetheless this bill is a step in the massive reforms needed to contain the unaffordable growth of medical costs as the boomers retire -- and to close the large gap in cost-effectiveness between our system and those … Continue reading About the political significance of the conservatives’ health care propaganda

The Fed is not wildly printing money, as yet no hyperinflation, we’re not becoming Zimbabwe

Despite folks seeking to incite panic by comparing the US to Zimbabwe (e.g., Glenn Reynolds), the Federal Reserve is not monetizing the government's debt (aka massive printing of money).  It's balance sheet has been flat since the end of 2008.  The Fed expanded its balance sheet (printing money) in the 4th quarter of 2008, as the demand for cash skyrocketed -- … Continue reading The Fed is not wildly printing money, as yet no hyperinflation, we’re not becoming Zimbabwe

Dumbest headline of the week

Please submit your entries for this contest to fabmaximus at hotmail.com! We have a clear winner for last week: "READER BRENT KILPATRICK WRITES: “After watching the U.S. 4-man bobsled team win Gold for the first time in 62 years I had a thought. Since President Obama seems embarrassed by ‘American exceptionalism’ do you think he would have … Continue reading Dumbest headline of the week