Archives for: January 2008

McCain unappealing as ever in debate

In my blog posting for yesterday, I asked "What's a libertarian/conservative supposed to do?" in terms of whether to support John McCain, if he's the eventual nominee, simply in order to avoid having President Hillary or President Barack. In last nigh… more »

What's a libertarian/conservative supposed to do?

There will be more than enough post-mortem of Rudy Giuliani's campaign that I don't need to spend a lot of time on it. As I write this at 8:30 PM mountain time on Tuesday, Fox News is announcing that Rudy will endorse John McCain, yet another octane b… more »

The State of the Union

Since the president's final State of the Union Address will already be over-analyzed by every form of media, I'll keep my comments about it short. I was very pleased to hear him say he'll veto any bill that includes a tax increase. However, that also… more »

Money doesn't come from "Uncle Sam"

re "Money from Uncle Sam", Boulder Daily Camera, 1/25/08 http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2008/jan/25/money-from-uncle-sam/ One of the biggest problems with the federal government’s so-called “stimulus package” is well represented by your January 25th… more »

Jasper Rand Kaminsky

Please join me in welcoming to the world our son Jasper Rand Kaminsky, born 15 minutes after midnight on January 25, 2008. Jasper was born 20 1/4 inches long and weighing in at a hefty (for our family) 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Mother and baby are already ho… more »

WSJ op/ed: The Fed vs. the Dollar

Here's a great article by Bill Wilby in the Wall Street Journal discussing the tremendous damage being done to our economy and our nation by the Fed's abandoning any pretense of caring about the strength of the dollar: The Dollar and the Market Mess… more »

Don Boudreaux takes on "economic stimulus"

Right back into the realm of economic literacy, here's a brilliant opinion piece by Don Boudreaux regarding the futility (or worse) of the "stimulus package" we're likely to get from our government: The foolishness of economic 'stimulus' Do we really… more »

Want to add to your economic literacy?

If any of you are interested in receiving short daily or almost-daily emails from Brian Wesbury (mostly about the real economy, economic statistics, financial markets, etc.) and/or from Don Boudreaux (mostly about political economy, economic philosophy,… more »

President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy

In a timely move (and ironic, given the blog posting I had already written for today) which I hope was caused by Brian Caplan and me and others repeating so frequently that the average voter is economically illiterate, President Bush on Tuesday signed an… more »

The plural of "anecdote" is not "data"

A reader of these pages wrote a comment which was chock full of the worst sort of populist nonsensical economic proposals. It's the kind of stuff that we get, usually in pieces...not all in one place...from Democrats, isolationists, and populist panderer… more »
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