Throw the Woodstock Generation off the Stage

September 25th, 2011

By Richard D. Bailey They famously said, “If it feels good, do it.” Well…here goes. We need three simple rules to return common sense to the common good. Here they are: Never vote for anyone in government who was old enough to drive themselves to Woodstock but too young to fight in Korea. Never vote […]

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Haircuts and Politicians

June 23rd, 2011

By Tom Carter As the craziness of another presidential election year approaches, it’s certain that things will get progressively nuttier. We’re going to have a weakened and wounded incumbent president facing one of about a dozen Republican contenders, ranging from serious looking but vacuous guys with good hair through really serious guys with bad hair […]

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Governments Rot When Their Citizens Let Them (Part I)

April 30th, 2011

By Dan Miller We get the worst government we’re prepared to tolerate. Not long ago I suggested that we might as well elect a real clown, Grumpy, to serve as president of the United States. When he ran (very successfully) for the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies in 2010, Grumpy promised that, with him in office, […]

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Bad News and Worse News

April 19th, 2011

By Tom Carter Which do you want first — the bad news on the economy or the worse news? OK, the bad news is that our economy continues to swirl around the drain, and it’s inexorably glugging away.  Witness, for example, that Standard & Poor’s has just affirmed the U.S. government’s AAA credit rating, but […]

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Is Suicide the Answer?

April 14th, 2011

By Tom Carter I’ve been thinking about a column by Robert Samuelson since I read it on Sunday.  Given that the government’s annual deficits and total debt are unsustainable and that neither politicians nor the people are willing to do what’s necessary, Samuelson concludes, “Government is suicidal because it breeds expectations that cannot be met.” […]

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