Archive for February, 2016

Firing Bazookas at Financial Markets

Monday, February 29, 2016 17:29 No Comments

CNN Helicopter Money has run a headline, “Deflation is Back: Cue More Money Printing.” Consumer prices fell by 0.2% in Europe in February, inciting panic among the central banking inflationists. European Central bank President Mario Draghi has promised to pump more money into the system “if necessary.” To quote: Economists believe Draghi will fire another bazooka [...]

This was posted under category: Economics

Another Bubble Extravagance Hitting Its Peak

Sunday, February 28, 2016 12:19 No Comments

One outcome of a bubble era is irrational profligacy in corporate spending because business executives and managers can’t unravel the false market signals that lead to malinvestments and careless management of company assets and cash flow during a bubble period. Silicon Valley startups have been throwing around cash to carelessly buy luxury items as signing [...]

This was posted under category: Economics

Dangerous Faggot: “Let’s Beat Feminism Together.”

Sunday, February 28, 2016 7:10 No Comments

I like how Milo Yiannopoulos has been disrupting college campuses one trigger at a time, as he likes to say. He is openly queer, articulate, funny, and blunt-honest outrageous. And he’s a conservative. Accordingly, he may be a Coulter-like statist on some issues, but on the topic of feminism he has been a leading anti-SJW [...]

This was posted under category: Feminism

Students Create Hate Crimes For Fun and Race-Baiting

Friday, February 26, 2016 21:20 No Comments

The hate crime brouhaha that surrounded this event at the University of Albany became the usual pc, anti-white, everyone-is-racist, hate crime divisiveness. Now the truth has come out. From the Washington Post: When Ariel Agudio called 911 in January, she told a dispatcher that she had been the victim of a racially charged crime. “They were [...]

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Evelyn Waugh a “most-read female author”

Friday, February 26, 2016 20:33 No Comments

It looks like Time magazine has some fact-editing issues, as well as the “Notable Names Database.” From Time magazine (bold is mine): Methodology The Open Syllabus Project collected 1.1 million syllabi (of an estimated 80 to 100 million in existence) in the U.S., United Kingdom, Australia and Canada that date from the past 15 years to compile a list [...]

This was posted under category: Just Stuff

“Uber Shooting”

Friday, February 26, 2016 16:11 No Comments

I’ve written here, here, and here that the media consistently keeps defining the insane Kalamazoo shooter as an “Uber driver.” This association is for the exact purpose of tainting Uber. The guy was ‘barely’ a Uber driver, and it certainly does not define him, but the association is part of a perpetual campaign against the privateers who dare [...]

This was posted under category: A Culture of Fear

Sports Authority Filing for Bankruptcy

Friday, February 26, 2016 10:26 No Comments

Another retail giant that has been oh-so-bloated for so long is about to go under. Sports Authority has been teetering on the edge for some time. From the article: Sources tell Reuters the company was unable to come up with a plan, leading it to make the decision to move toward bankruptcy. Of course there’s [...]

This was posted under category: Economics

Slavery and Digital Legal Tender

Friday, February 26, 2016 9:50 1 Comment

On January 31st, the Bloomberg View Editorial Board produced what may be the most unhinged and Orwellian piece I have read in quite some time: “Bring on the Cashless Future.” Cash had a pretty good run for 4,000 years or so. These days, though, notes and coins increasingly seem declasse: They’re dirty and dangerous, unwieldy and expensive, antiquated and so [...]

This was posted under category: Economics

[Fill in Blank] Retail Closings

Thursday, February 25, 2016 17:40 2 Comments

With the current state of retail contraction, Kohl’s has announced store closings. Kohl’s follows other retailers hunkering down and shedding costs, including Walmart, Macy’s, J.C. Penny, Barnes & Noble, Office Depot, Gap, American Eagle, Aeropostale, Abercrombie & Fitch, Wet Seal, and Kmart/Sears. That’s quite a list of recent closure announcements. These retailers have all been growing their immense brick-and-mortar malinvestment [...]

This was posted under category: Economics

Fear Uber, Says the Monopolists

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 21:32 1 Comment

The media keeps building its case against Uber via its fear mongering campaign. A New York Daily News headline reads: “Kalamazoo shooter suspect Jason Dalton had long history of driving violations before working for Uber.” The article states that Dalton received 6 speeding tickets in 16 years, with his last ticket coming ten years ago, and he was [...]

This was posted under category: A Culture of Fear