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The food experts opine: But there is something the president can do now, on his own, to break that deadlock, much as he has done with climate change. In the next State of the Union address, he should announce an executive order establishing a national policy for food, health and well-being. By officially acknowledging the […]

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A few “high”lights: Before our deployment overseas, Peace Corps vetted us for our idealism and “tolerance,” not for our competence or accomplishments. We all wanted to save the world. … I never witnessed significant leftist outrage over clitoredectomy, child marriage, honor killing, sharia-inspired rape laws, stoning, or acid attacks. Nothing. Zip. Crickets. I’m not saying […]

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As I’ve said a hundred times. the “E”nvironmental movement is going to be responsible for destroying the planet. Coyote was at a meeting of California State Parks officials, you can’t make this stuff up: I watched a 20 minute presentation in which a woman from LA parks talked repeatedly about the urban heat island being a […]

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Of course, NONE of this will persuade anyone, but I do think that they each lay out honestly and clearly what “the” debate is all about. Note that my posting does not equate to my sanctioning. And note, vis-a-vis the Sumner piece, that the word sanctioning has multiple meanings. First, here are John Cochrane’s remarks at […]

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It turns out that Californians have successfully made their lives less comfortable by banning plastic bags. As you surely know this is yet another feel good policy that will accomplish almost nothing in the way of real environmental benefits.  Now, I have no problem with people making poor choices especially with their own funds, and […]

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The Huffpo and the minimum wage cheerleaders have now gone off the deep end. If you simply SAY that someone “demolishes” a classic argument, does that make it so? And just look at how uber-sophisticated and intelligent that post is. WHAT classic argument? It’s not like anyone tells us. Is it the classic moral argument […]

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Say the really serious people. And they continue, “the point is to change it.” How’s that for reporting the news? Read the piece. Don’t you think they’d get bored parroting the same “points” time and again? Here’s a shocker – maybe: 1) People don’t care nearly as much about “inequality” as the wonks do 2) […]

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Venezuela … Come on, given ‘em just a little more time, then milk and honey will flow.

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… fill in the blank with just about whatever you want, and you, too, can claim the status of really serious wonk.

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Should you be reading someone that claims “this is what economists think,” particularly if said person is not an economist, you may either want to head for the intellectual exits or you might want to politely send a note to the author/speaker asking them for evidence that ALL economists think that. Even better, you can […]

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