Archive for April, 2006

Good Times, Noodle Salad, and the State

Monday, April 24, 2006 9:06 Comments Off

My new article on the Fed-induced euphoria of the masses is up at

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Rappers and Pop Divas Find Niche as Pseudo-CPAs and Financial Advisors

Sunday, April 23, 2006 21:58 Comments Off

The event, organized by multi-millionaire entrepreneur Russell Simmons, mixed stars like LL Cool J, Alicia Keys, Nas and T.I. with financial experts to provide advice on homeownership, budgets, credit cards and other financial issues. “Give 10 percent to the church, give 10 percent to your house. That’s a good start,” urged rapper LL Cool J. [...]

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Fed’s Money Manipulation and Guv’s Tax-and-Spend is all an “Accident”

Sunday, April 23, 2006 21:28 Comments Off

Paul Kasriel, an economist at the Northern Trust Co., says, “If the Fed doesn’t stop raising rates soon, the recession flag could go up. We have a very accident-prone global economy right now.” If the current economy is an “accident,” the Federal Reserve is the one sloshed on money manipulation, blowing through an intersection at [...]

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Cats Suck

Thursday, April 20, 2006 23:14 Comments Off

From Vox Day: “When I was a vet’s assistant, I always got choked up when putting a dog to sleep. With cats, I felt that all was right with the world and left work with a spring in my step.” – Chris Naron aka Catsbane I respect the right of others to own reasonably sized [...]

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Fix or Repair Daily and Other Auto Woes

Thursday, April 20, 2006 6:42 Comments Off

Fix or Repair Daily, otherwise known as Ford, is not creating any new headlines in regards to its restructuring plans. But it’s interesting to note the auto companies and their restructuring plans as they involve moving away from North American operations – and hence Detroit centrism – and toward a global market. For the Detroit [...]

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Bush Doctrine Needed for Blog “Problem”

Thursday, April 20, 2006 5:17 Comments Off

From the Boston Globe: There are hundreds of milblogs, and the Pentagon, which has cautiously supported some of them but also has deep concerns about the ability to control them, recently ordered a top level advisory panel to study the issue. ” ‘Googling’ and ‘blogging’ are making their way into military operations at all levels,” [...]

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The Trailer Trash Experience

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 15:42 Comments Off

There are some areas South of me – like Warrentucky, which borders 8 MIle Road – that are trailer trash heaven. I deplore trailer trash ways. But I now know what it is like to be them. Sorta. My family room has been under major renovations for several weeks, you see, meaning that my comfort [...]

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New Article Up

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 11:51 Comments Off

My latest article entitled Henry George and the Tariff Question is up at the Mises Institute. It’s essentially a review of Henry George’s 1886 book, Protection or Free Trade: An Examination of the Tariff Question, With Especial Regard to the Interests of Labor. I argue a point that I have not noted in previous reviews [...]

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Time to Practice

Monday, April 17, 2006 23:40 Comments Off
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Is There a Doctor in the House?

Monday, April 17, 2006 22:49 Comments Off

Washington D.C. pseudo-libertarianism – of the shrill vacuum cleaner on steroids variety – rears its ugliness again. A blog watcher (is there such a thing?) sent me this screed written from a padded cell. His writing tones are whiny, pissy, schizoid, foul-mouthed, and oh-so-hateful of his hellhole life sorta thing. My gosh – give this [...]

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