Category Archives: Politics

Hate Crimes vs. Hate Speech: A False Dichotomy

The notion of hate crimes has been troublesome for me ever since it was introduced. I couple it with the phenomenon of hate speech. The two notions are intimately – nay, intrinsically linked. read more »

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How Could the Fed Protect Us from Economic Waves?

Is it true that the Fed is actually somehow providing stability, or even improving on a free market? read more »

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Are Hedge Funds Worth More Than Kindergartens?

How could anyone look at our financial system and call it a free market? read more »

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Yesterday in a Small Town in Pennsylvania

It is up to each one of us to resist the attacks against our freedoms, to say, “NO” whenever those freedoms are threatened, and to resist any attempts to regulate those freedoms, even when these attempts are cloaked in unjust law read more »

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Falling Yield, Rising Asset

A society cannot live by consuming previously-accumulated capital. read more »

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Israel Both Best and Worst Mid-East Country for Women?

Ironically, shortly after the World Economic Forum ranked Israel as the best country in the Middle East for women, The UN’s Commission on the Status of Women condemned Israel and only Israel for violating women’s rights. read more »

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Book Review: Mark Steyn’s “America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It”

Steyn views the world from an international, universal lens that is not provincial, nationalist, or even American per se but Western—but he recognizes that America is (or at least was) the strongest, most consistent exemplar of Western (and, therefore, moral) values. read more »

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Securities Regulation Harms Businesses

Let entrepreneurs raise capital without having to get permission at each step, so they can build new products to offer us, make money for themselves, and create jobs. read more »

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Ben Bernanke Now Blogs

Ben Bernanke presided over the Federal Reserve for two terms, from 2006 through 2014. A year and half into his first term, he began driving the Federal Funds Rate down. By the end of his frantic interest episode, this key … read more »

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The Penny in the Fuse Box Economy

A lower rate means a lower interest payment and therefore losses can turn to profits. However, this is not a real profit. It’s a mirage. read more »

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