OUTLAW THE SUN

Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850) is my favorite economist. Even though he lived over 150 years ago, his social, political, economic, and fiscal criticisms of newly-socialist France were spot on. Eerily, they are just as pertinent to today’s America, especially to dispelling the fallacies that the political, media, and academic classes consistently air. The following essay speaks…

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Are We Still Blaming Bush? I Forget…

This economic inventory has been making the rounds: The number of Americans earning below the poverty line in 2010: 46.2 million people Official U.S. poverty rate in 2007, before the recession: 12.5 percent Official U.S. poverty rate in 2009: 14.3 percent Official U.S. poverty rate in 2010: 15.1 percent Last time the poverty level was…

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September Superpost – In Pursuit of Virtue, September Vol. 2

Everything & All at Once. From the “I didn’t know these things” file… The presidential debates aren’t really debates at all, at least, no more than professional wrestling is real combat. Remember the word “softball” when you ponder watching the debates next year… The IMF is beginning to rate the U.S. economy as in decline.…

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