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The Obama Era and the Zero-Sum Worldview (Reposting)

A zero-sum game is a game where there must be a winner and there must be a loser. Better yet–a zero-sum game is a game where one person’s winning necessarily entails another person’s losing. Imagine a pie. For one person … Continue reading

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Obama’s Five Phony Economic Claims

In the latest debate and on the campaign trail, Barack Obama has been making five economic claims  that even when taken in the most charitable light cannot possibly be true. Investor’s Business Daily has now produced this handy chart debunking … Continue reading

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Thomas Sowell Debates Frances Fox Piven in 1980

The more things change, the more they stay the same. In this video from 1980, Frances Fox Piven, last seen accusing the Tea Party of being racist, debates Thomas Sowell (Milt Friedman has a cameo): It is interesting how Piven … Continue reading

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October 11, GOP New Hampshire Debate Recap: One of These Guys Will Become President Edition

It tells you a lot that the last time I saw Charlie Rose on TV was on his local TV program in Dallas long before he went national. He looked much younger then. Me, not so much. I always looked … Continue reading

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When a Nation Commits Suicide–Drawing Lessons From Japan

I was there when it happened. In the late 1980s, everyone was talking about the Japanese miracle and how Japan was set to rule the world. It was a time of lavish parties, where a group of ten people would … Continue reading

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