Archive for February, 2009

Jim Cramer: “Buffett is Selling America”

Saturday, February 28, 2009 7:05 Comments Off

I find this interesting, if only because of that horrible New York Times piece Warren Buffett wrote telling average Americans to “buy American.” Although I reject the “buy American” expression, Cramer is exactly right in saying that Buffett is selling America just four months after telling others to buy. (Here’s the video.) Here is my [...]

This was posted under category: Uncategorized

Dick Morris Gets It Right … and Wrong

Saturday, February 28, 2009 6:50 Comments Off

So much is wrong here, but one thing is right. To the contrary, his every remark and the constant preoccupation of his Cabinet is to heighten the sense of crisis and to escalate the predictions of doom if we do not do as they tell us and raise spending now and taxes later. …he has [...]

This was posted under category: Uncategorized

More Crazed Copyright Stuff: Kindle

Saturday, February 28, 2009 6:40 Comments Off

Kindle’s text-to-speech feature. Some publishers and agents expressed concern about the Kindle 2′s feature that reads text aloud with a computer-generated voice. Paul Aiken, executive director of the Authors Guild, had said the right to read a book out loud is an audio right, which is protected under copyright law. The problem is that consumers [...]

This was posted under category: Uncategorized

The WSJ on Hayek on Class Envy

Saturday, February 28, 2009 6:33 Comments Off

In the Wall Street Journal‘s Notable & Quotable: Friedrich A. Hayek in “The Constitution of Liberty” (1960), on the myth that progressive tax rates are necessary to fund large increases in government spending, lest an intolerable burden be placed on the poor: Not only is the revenue derived from the high rates levied on large [...]

This was posted under category: Uncategorized

Leftists Meet to Dissect Free-Market Psyche

Saturday, February 28, 2009 6:14 Comments Off

Don’t miss this important conference at Harvard: “The Free Market Mindset: History, Psychology, and Consequences.” There will be plenty of Ivy-League types to explain how “the magic of the marketplace is partially an illusion based on faulty assumptions and outmoded approaches.” They’ll discuss the *real reasons* (the “free-market” mindset of public policy architects) for the [...]

This was posted under category: Uncategorized

Everywhere You Turn There’s a James Taggart

Thursday, February 26, 2009 19:21 Comments Off

That’s why copies of Atlas Shrugged are flying off the shelves.

This was posted under category: Uncategorized

Touch the Hem of His Garment

Thursday, February 26, 2009 19:15 Comments Off

This is getting a little too twisted. Thanks to Carolyn Krysl Hutchinson for the link.

This was posted under category: Uncategorized

Another Leech Looking for a Bailout

Thursday, February 26, 2009 6:53 Comments Off

Bus driver. $800,000 home. CNN boo-hoo story. See a problem here? Via Michelle Malkin.

This was posted under category: Uncategorized

Taxpayers Clearinghouse Prize Patrol – Yes We Can!

Thursday, February 26, 2009 6:43 Comments Off

If anyone deserves a prize for using their own time to spread awareness, it’s these guys. They present invoices to taxpayers for their portion of the bailout. See the parts where they throw fiat paper at Geithner and ask Olympia Snowe to sign the check to Amtrak.

This was posted under category: Uncategorized

Obama’s Visible Hand to “Guide” Market’s Invisible Hand

Thursday, February 26, 2009 6:23 Comments Off

Unbelievable. “If we once again guide the market’s invisible hand with a higher principle, our markets will recover, our economy will once again thrive and America will once again lead the world in this new century as it did in the last,” he [Obama] said. Government agents manage to pilfer and deface every concept imaginable. [...]

This was posted under category: Uncategorized