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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Paul Ryan, SOB (Son of Boehner)
On November 6, 2010, I published an article predicting the Republican Party’s predictable capitulation to ObamaCare. It happened this week. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan oversaw the burial of House Republicans’ opposition. His toothless and feckless compromise bill — ObamaCare Lite — was DOA. Good riddance. Ryan used to parade his fondness for the […] READ MORE

Digital Spies in Your Home (Not Mine)
The Internet of Things is a buzz phrase for digital monitoring. I am a fan of the IoT with respect to commercial enterprises such as airplane maintenance. But I will not let IoT consumer products into my home. The problem should be obvious. If I can monitor what my appliances are doing, so can the […] READ MORE

David Rockefeller: No More Secret Meetings
David Rockefeller was a very nice evil man. So was his father. He always thought he was doing the right thing. Maybe once in a while he did something really good. I just can’t think of anything. Rockefeller was a big promoter of modern art. So was his brother Nelson. The brothers promoted an artistic […] READ MORE

No, Jesus was not a Welfare Statist
There are few things more intellectually pathetic than a political liberal who tries to make Jesus look like a political liberal. The Progressive political movement known as the social gospel is based on this view of Jesus. Its theology can be summarized as follows: “Thou shalt not steal, except by majority vote.” Nicholas Kristof writes […] READ MORE

Milton Friedman vs. Private Property
This story deserves to be better known. One of the foundations of Western liberty is the defense of private property against invaders. This principle goes back to the Mosaic law. If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, and shall feed in another man’s field; […] READ MORE

Ryan: “Pass ObamaCare Lite . . . Or Else!”
Paul Ryan, whose commitment to Ayn Rand’s philosophy of limited government is every bit as firm as Alan Greenspan’s was, has announced the following: “If We Don’t Pass My Bill, ‘The System Is Going to Collapse.'” Casting his ObamaCare replacement bill as the only chance to save America from a complete health-care collapse, Speaker Paul […] READ MORE

Amateur Conspiracy History Buffs and Personal Irresponsibility
I am what conventional historians call a conspiracy historian. We call them court historians. They call us conspiracy historians. We are both right. I became a conspiracy historian in the fall of 1958, when I did a term paper on the Pearl Harbor attack. That was when I realized that Franklin Roosevelt did know an […] READ MORE

Chinese Hotel: 6 Days to Build
I liked this video. Now watch this. Pay attention to how few workers are visible in any stage of production. The construction company announced in 2010 that it would do it in 2016. It did. There is no way that these techniques will not be adopted all over the world. Nobody is going to give […] READ MORE

Why the Government Sells Us Out When It Negotiates Tariffs
A common cliché of protectionism is this one: the United States government needs to negotiate better deals for American companies. It is time to call a spade a spade. This is fascism. Fascism is the economics of a government-business alliance. There should be no government-business alliance. The government should not be involved in business. Whenever […] READ MORE

“We Demand Subsidized Housing! We Deserve It!”
High school dropouts with no jobs or else minimum-wage jobs cannot afford to buy housing. They have no money for down payments. They have rotten credit scores. They don’t pay their bills on time. So, they must rent in shabby neighborhoods. They have to live next door to people just like them. They resent this. […] READ MORE

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