Monthly Archives: October 2010

Obama’s electric-car cult

I haven’t paid much attention to the emergence of hybrid and electric cars on the logic that I don’t need to. Like most “green” technologies, I figure, the science and economics don’t yet add up, else consumers would be flocking … Continue reading

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The Plame Game

Kyle Smith reviews the facts in the Valerie Plame-Scooter Libby affair in anticipation of an upcoming movie which he says distort those facts.

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Our divisive president, redux

President Obama was elected on the promise of reinventing Washington. He vowed to bring a new spirit of civility and cooperation to frequently hostile and polarized environment. The reality, however, has been so at odds with his campaign rhetoric that … Continue reading

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Private social security accounts

Cato’s William Shipman and Peter Ferrara argue that, despite the threat of major downturns in the financial markets, private social security accounts are still the way to go: Suppose a senior citizen — let’s call him “Joe the Plumber” — … Continue reading

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The economics of Seinfeld

From the “economics in everything” department, here’s a fun site that extracts the economic reasoning that drives a surprising number of the plot lines of the popular Seinfeld TV show. Fun stuff.

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Considerable quote

Upon graduating, I took a job waiting tables while I figured out my path (or next step, at any rate). Working in a restaurant is the perfect place to learn a few key things about the real world. First, your … Continue reading

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Attack ads, circa 1800

The next time someone complains about how negative elections have gotten, point him to this video.

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