Monthly Archives: September 2013

The “Uncertainty” Dodge: Policy Certainty Is the Real Problem

In my previous post I discussed the national revolt against the effete DC policy elite.  Meet William A. Galston, Obama supporter and holder of the “Ezra Zilkha Chair in the Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies Program, where he serves as a … Continue reading

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Revolt Against the Elites

Something big and fundamental is happening in America—a broad-based revolt of ordinary citizens against Washington elites, left and right.  Elite arrogance and ineptitude across a multiplicity of issues has provoked the unwashed masses beyond the Beltway.  Let us count the … Continue reading

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Trayvon, Antiq, and the Failure of Liberalism

The look on Anderson Cooper’s face was taut, anguished, stricken – as though he had just learned that his boyfriend had had an affair with his mother.  Actually, it was worse than that.  The prosecution in the Trayvon Martin case … Continue reading

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Implications of a Part-Time America

Economists are slowly, belatedly noticing how Obamacare will shift the U.S. labor force toward part-time work, something I have been writing about for a few years.  The obvious avenue is the 50/30 rule–employers must provide insurance if they employ 50 … Continue reading

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A Whiff of Complacency

Exactly a year ago we wrote a prescient post titled “Muted Expectations Could Set the Stage for a Positive Stock Market Surprise.”  Analyzing Barrons’ survey of 12 equity strategists, published in early September 2012, we suggested (incorrectly) that their forecasts … Continue reading

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