Category Archives: Opinion

Fascism and Saving for College

[Update 20150128] I guess this means my concerns about fascism are overblown. No, no, I don’t think so. *** In an article by the always perceptive Megan McArdle, Uncle Sam Is Coming After Your Savings, she writes: As I observed … Continue reading

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Trivialities

In the comments section from the article linked here, there was a good comment right off the bat regarding the task the Republican party has to improve its brand. Most people put more care into choosing a pair of gloves … Continue reading

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Democracy in Europe

Just a phase. From The Telegraph(UK), Václav Klaus warns that the destruction of Europe’s democracy may be in its final phase. The new push for a European Union federation, complete with its own head of state and army, is the … Continue reading

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The Curley Effect

Through a long, tangled web of references, the Curley Effect is explained thusly. As defined by Harvard scholars Edward L. Glaeser and Andrei Shleifer in a famous 2002 article, the Curley effect (named after its prototype, James Michael Curley, a … Continue reading

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The One and Only Political Question That Matters

In trying to understand the perspectives of anyone’s politics, there is only one question that matters: How do you react to the statement “I’m from the government and I’m here to help”? There are less provocative ways to ask this, … Continue reading

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