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New Book From a Great Austrian Economist

Thursday, February 7, 2013 18:31 No Comments

Ask anyone who went to Walsh College or the University of Detroit … who was the greatest teacher they ever had? So many come back and say “Harry Veryser.” You’ll hear students say that for the first time ever they understood and became interested in the dismal science. Harry assembled an entire department, at Walsh, [...]

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Economic Riots and TrampleFests

Sunday, January 13, 2013 11:19 6 Comments

This is just a peek at what lies ahead. In a Detroit suburb, rioting ensued when a government organization attempted to hand out welfare freebies in the form of Section 8 Housing Vouchers. The county was giving out 1,000 vouchers and at least 4x that many people showed up to get the freebie. The Michigan [...]

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Incoming Treasury Secretary Can’t Sign His Name

Friday, January 11, 2013 18:49 1 Comment

Oh my – Jack Lew gets an F for handwriting. Also, I wonder if anyone can help Jack Lew find his chin? I’m sure he would like it back.

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Helicopter Child

Friday, January 11, 2013 18:19 2 Comments

Quiz: is this Ben Bernanke or Alan Greenspan as a child? Does it matter?

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Lew Rockwell to be Obama’s Treasury Secretary

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 22:16 2 Comments

I received this content in an “alert” email from the Wall Street Journal today: Obama to Nominate Lew as Treasury Secretary President Barack Obama has decided to nominate Jacob Lew, a central figure in the Clinton and Obama White Houses, to be the next Treasury secretary, elevating the White House chief of staff into the [...]

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The Fed’s Rinse & Repeat

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 18:16 2 Comments

Since I am a fan of process documentation and flow charts:

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Washington Post on “In Debt” vs. “Insolvent”

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 6:26 4 Comments

This is one from the “Yes, someone really wrote this” files. The Washington Post “fact checker,” Josh Hicks, has put it in writing that the United States government, in spite of its trillions of debt, is not insolvent because insolvency implies an inability to pay debt, and the US can pay its debt because it [...]

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Break Glass, Create Jobs and Wealth

Saturday, August 4, 2012 14:19 No Comments
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Murray Rothbard Posthumous Book Release: The Case Against the eBook

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7:10 3 Comments

I noticed this while surfing the Mises Institute store for digital books. I never knew that Rothbard wrote a book, The Case Against the eBook. As always, he had quite a knack for prophecy (digital books), but I can’t imagine why he would have turned unlibertarian in the case of eBooks?    

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Shoppers’ Insatiable Appetite

Sunday, January 29, 2012 15:19 1 Comment

Here is an interesting article on Yahoo about the new pricing strategy of J.C. Penney. The plan, the first major move by Apple executive Ron Johnson since he became Penney’s CEO in November, is different from Wal-Mart’s iconic everyday low pricing. Unlike Wal-Mart, Penney’s goal isn’t to undercut competitors, but rather to offer customers more [...]

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