Archive for November, 2008

Two Notes About This Blog (Webmaster Wanted)

Sunday, November 30, 2008 18:04 Comments Off

#1: Apologies to anyone who has emailed me in recent weeks without a response. As always, I can read the emails, but cannot always respond. Thanks to my blogging spurt and publishing spurt – on LewRockwell.com and TakiMag – in recent months, my email traffic is triple what it was just three months ago. I [...]

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The Heroic, Free-Market Paulson

Saturday, November 29, 2008 18:45 Comments Off

Well … John, not Hank. Nicole Gelinas writes an excellent piece in the City Journal on how the free market can work to solve the mortgage-backed securities mess, and how that will benefit holders of unsustainable mortgages.

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When the Right Needs to Move Left

Saturday, November 29, 2008 17:20 Comments Off

The latest issue of The American Conservative includes an excellent, short piece by Dylan Hales: Left Turn Ahead: William Appleman Williams and Gabriel Kolko impart vital lessons for the Right. He says of Williams: He also advocated a return to the US Articles of Confederation. Not only did he see the U.S. under the Articles [...]

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Free Minds and Free Markets – 40 Years

Thursday, November 27, 2008 11:23 Comments Off

Brian Doherty in the December issue of Reason.

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Pay for Goods……Over…….an 8-Week Period! Gasp! Shock! Horrors!

Thursday, November 27, 2008 11:23 Comments Off

K-Mart is running an ad campaign (I am told it’s running on TV, too) for its new layaway program, and people love it. You gotta love some things about the Depression. I moved out of my parent’s house one day after I turned 19, so K-Mart’s layaway was my lifeline at that time. But this [...]

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Really Wicked Wine Recommendation

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 21:16 Comments Off

The week before Thanksgiving is Beaujolais time. As the clock strikes midnight on the third Thursday of November, the new vintage of Beaujolais, Beaujolais Nouveau, is released to the world! Over 60 million bottles make the trek to Paris for worldwide distribution, of which Germany is the leading importer. This is a young wine (only [...]

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Pragmatists, Not Ideologues

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 21:02 Comments Off

The ideology of no ideology is nifty. No matter how tilted in favor of powerful interests, it can be a deft way to keep touting policy agendas as common-sense pragmatism – virtuous enough to draw opposition only from ideologues. Meanwhile, the end of ideology among policymakers is about as imminent as the end of history. [...]

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God Tried

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 21:00 Comments Off

Thanks to Charles Burris.

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Lord Obama

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 20:38 Comments Off

My sister says she almost choked when she saw this book in Target today. Here’s one reader’s review on Amazon. A friend and I saw and went through this book in a store. We could not believe it. It portrays Obama as Messiah, Obama as deity. And the presentation is to children. Yep, the illustrations [...]

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Obese People (“Functionally Disabled”) Win; Private Property Loses

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 20:37 Comments Off

Canada’s Supreme Court declared that fat people have a right to take up two seats on an airline flight at no extra cost to them.

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