Archives for: June 2008

Food inflation: A truly painful downsizing

Just in the past few weeks, there has been a stealth increase in the price of two of the four major food groups, namely breakfast cereal and ice cream. more »

Matt Kibbe on a dangerous sneaky provision in the mortgage bailout bill

As if the mortgage bailout bill isn't enough of a travesty, it also includes an unrelated but dangerous provision which should concern us all. I doubt whether this horrible legislation can be stopped, at least in the Senate, but I urge you all to contac… more »

Finally a newspaper takes on anti-Schaffer propaganda

It's nobody's fault but ours that so many of our citizens are susceptible to advertising which tries to make someone look bad simply for being part of a particular industry. It would be amusing if it weren't so dangerous to the economy that millions… more »

The Australian: Misguided US plan to curb oil futures speculation

Here's another must-read article by someone from the outside looking in on the dangerous econo-nonsense being proposed by those who want to stop "speculation" in futures markets. see "Misguided US plan to curb oil futures speculation", The Australian,… more »

Bob Schaffer and the real CNMI story, Part 6

This is the sixth in a series of articles responding to three front-page articles in the Denver Post by reporter Michael Riley which attack former Congressman and current Senate candidate Bob Schaffer for a fact-finding trip Schaffer took to the Northern… more »

Breaking News: Supreme Court upholds 2nd Amendment

In a disturbingly close 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court finally got one right, striking down Washington, DC's complete ban on guns. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080626/ap_on_go_su_co/scotus_guns;_ylt=AgLBgAb2tLJRPvUxgJyR9iGs0NUE The decision, which can… more »

Sirota's Orwellian econo-nonsense

Gang of Four blogger David Sirota, the group's socialist, has been on a self-promoting (for his new book) tirade against free trade. I responded to an inane anti-NAFTA note of his, and he responded with a note calling me a "silly Limousine Libertarian"… more »

Efforts to Curb Speculation `Foolish'

Here's an article from Bloomberg which should be read by everyone who is proposing or supporting legislation or regulation to stop speculation in futures markets: Exchange Says Efforts to Curb Speculation `Foolish' Bloomberg News, 6/25/08 http://ww… more »

Energy and politics

As people from both coasts move to the West, where many of our onshore resources are concentrated, we are seeing more application of the BANANA principle: Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anybody. Unless and until that changes or is overcome, Americans should expect environmentalists, liberal multi-millionaires, and their foot soldiers in Congress to continue to saddle us with high energy prices. more »

Bob Schaffer and the real CNMI story, Part 5

This is the fifth in a series of articles responding to three front-page articles in the Denver Post by reporter Michael Riley which attack former Congressman and current Senate candidate Bob Schaffer for a fact-finding trip Schaffer took to the Northern… more »
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