Category Archives: The Dismal Science

Mario Vargas Llosa’s Defense of Classical Liberalism

I was hanging out with my toddler in the kiddie play area of my local big box bookseller when I noticed in the adjacent Spanish-language area that one of my old favorites, Mario Vargas Llosa, who once punched fellow Nobelist … Continue reading

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Libtards Could Care Less About Trump’s Choice of Modal

This blogger’s erudite exposé yesterday titled “Discourse Analysis Suggests Trump Did Indeed Misspeak” silenced the national debate over his use of “would” or “wouldn’t” to the extent that his choice of “couldn’t” over “could” went unnoticed today — Donald Trump … Continue reading

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We Are All Danvillians

The “City of Churches” hasn’t had a break since the days “Virgil Caine… served on the Danville train” and “Stoneman’s cavalry came and tore up the tracks again” — Chadwick Moore — Left for Dead in Danville: How Globalism Is … Continue reading

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Trumping Imperialism With Mercantilism

“In the short space of five days, June 8-12,” writes John V. Walsh, “President Trump took three steps that upended the old post WWII global order and moved us a few steps toward a more peaceful world” — Three Cheers … Continue reading

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“Gender Wage Gap” and “The 1%” Debunked…

… three decades ago by mathematician John Allen Paulos on pages 165 and 166 of his book Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences: According to government figures released in 1980, women earn 59 percent of what men do. Though it’s … Continue reading

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“The Bankrupt Ideology of Business School”

The New Republic‘s John Benjamin looks at “the strange, uniform politics of today’s MBA programs—and what it says about America’s elites” — Business Class Unsurprisingly, the author finds them to be “ideological institutions committed to a strict blend of social … Continue reading

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Hard Cash

An interesting difference reported on in these two stories — Scandinavians are done with cash and Will the German love affair with cash ever end? I stand with the Germans.

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Roepkean Trump

Very welcome news “that sources close to President Trump say he is considering going after Amazon on tax grounds, with the belief that smaller, family-run businesses simply can’t compete with the retail giant” — Amazon’s share price savaged after reports … Continue reading

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Rust Belt Rep Speaks Truth to Auntie Beeb

U.S. Representative Tom Reed of New York’s 23rd congressional district (much of the state’s Southern Tier) was on BBC America a few days ago, saying this — Reed backing Trump on steel, aluminum tariffs.

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The Trump Tariffs

Rust Belt born and raised, I cheer them — Trump tariffs open new front in U.S. ‘economic nationalism’. If only they had been implemented 40 years ago.

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