Monthly Archives: May 2013

Diversity Perversity at Princeton

My alma mater is a fine institution committed to educational excellence. Which makes it all the weirder that Princeton cannot recognize its own deep and debilitating liberal bias, rendering it about as intellectually diverse as North Korea.  The latest issue … Continue reading

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Note from the Northwest

If you wonder what the U.S. would look like if Obama had his way, go to Portland Oregon.  It’s a great place to live if you have a trust fund or a government job, but good luck if you’re unemployed … Continue reading

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Liquidity Over Corporate Results? Climbing the FT’s Wall of Worry

The folks at the Financial Times are trying to make sense of the U.S. stock market rally, which, it is fair to say, has surprised them.  Here is their take and my brief response: The state of the world economy … Continue reading

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The Furies, Then and Now

In April 1590 Henry IV of Navarre, the Protestant heir presumptive to the French crown, led his army of 20,000 to the outskirts of Paris and laid siege to the Catholic city of 220,000.  Grain inventories amounted to only a … Continue reading

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The Full Time Employment Act of 2013—Republicans’ First Assault on ObamacCare

You heard it here months ago, and now the mainstream media has figured out that ObamaCare’s 30/50 rule is creating a part-time workforce.  Employers must provide expensive health insurance if they have more than 50 “full-time” (over 30 hour per … Continue reading

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