Archive for January, 2007

For Those in the War Business, Life is Good

Sunday, January 14, 2007 8:19 Comments Off’s Richard Cummings has a can’t-miss article in Playboy about the war contractors – Halliburton, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, General Dynamics, and mainly Lockheed. Very few people have Richard’s inside knowledge about this topic, so though the article is long, it is worth your time. Here is the article in PDF.

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Fructose Hegemony

Saturday, January 13, 2007 13:27 Comments Off

An excellent article by Greg Beato on Reason quotes a nanny state Doc as saying, “Everyone’s assuming you have a choice, but when your brain is starving, you don’t have a choice…. Congress says you can’t sue McDonald’s for obesity because it’s your fault. Except the thing is, when you don’t have a choice, it’s [...]

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Socialism or Death

Saturday, January 13, 2007 12:42 Comments Off

“Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez today formally requested that the National Assembly grant him temporary executive powers to govern by decree.” This is the same guy that was befriended by Cindy Sheehan, the chosen spokesperson for many antiwar libertarians. You read it here first, and have been reading it for over a year. Where is Cindy [...]

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War in Iraq is to Save the Children

Saturday, January 13, 2007 12:20 Comments Off

Listening to FOX on satellite radio yesterday, I experienced a tit-for-tat between feminist Naomi Wolf and some right-wing airhead; I don’t remember who it was. I dislike Wolf, however, she was holding the antiwar line — though just barely, and doing a very poor and inept job of making her arguments. When Wolf said something [...]

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Body Bags

Saturday, January 13, 2007 12:02 Comments Off

Shortly before the Iraq invasion was commenced by Herr Bush, Momma Bush said this during an interview with Diane Sawyer in March 2003: “…why should we hear about body bags, and deaths, and how many, what day it’s gonna happen, and how many this or what do you suppose? Or, I mean, it’s, it’s not [...]

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NewsFlash: Wal-Mart Economically Depresses Persons of Color

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 23:02 Comments Off

Just two really basic questions concerning this article: The group released two statements signed by 100 urban leaders – one demanding that Wal-Mart’s chief executive, Lee Scott, change his approach to urban communities, the other calling on elected officials to enact policies that encourage the creation of good jobs in urban America. “Our research found [...]

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Professor Norman Barry on “Stakeholding” and the Firm

Monday, January 8, 2007 19:38 Comments Off

My article “Shareholder, not Stakeholder,” which argued against the collectivist notion of “the stakeholder,” brought forth much disagreement, especially from the bohemian business types. Regarding this same topic, there is this magnificent Norman Barry piece on the stakeholder fallacy in the Freeman. He notes: The business ethicists’ current fad is to demand that the traditional [...]

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Oh Vegas – How Tacky and Overpriced are You?

Sunday, January 7, 2007 22:48 Comments Off

Having just returned from a Las Vegas holiday trip, I’ve decided the place was ugly yet beautiful, tacky yet stupendous, and trashy yet delightful. It’s a bit ‘o everything for everybody. And yes, I had never been there. I am usually not the type to frequent a heavy tourist draw. But a few of us [...]

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A Really Great Shew

Sunday, January 7, 2007 22:41 Comments Off

It’s that time of year again – time for the North American International Auto Show, with the press previews and charity events starting this week. I work right across the street from Cobo Hall, making this an easy, weeknight trip for me. One of the most interesting aspects of the show are the myriad “modeled [...]

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Television Kills

Saturday, January 6, 2007 22:01 Comments Off

This seems like a Nanny State play with more lifestyle decrees waiting in the wings, however, the Dr. is right about all of it, and, this is just plain funny. Alongside his role as head of the Department of Psychiatry at the university of Ulm in Germany, Spitzer is also a musician, has a PhD [...]

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