Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Era of Good Feelings?

The Era of Good Feelings? The term was used in the 1820s. The Enlightenment had delivered all sorts of promising gifts for a better future. Americans could look upon their new lands with great hope. They had fought a second … Continue reading

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the lesson of Singapore

Nobel Prize winning economist Joe Stiglitz has a great piece in the Times today on Singapore. He clearly shows that government policy indeed has much to do with how capitalism is manifest in a country. He does a great job … Continue reading

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Limiting Choice

The Catholic author of the book I mentioned before, Mary Eberstadt, said in an interview with NPR, something to this effect, “There is a place for those people who want to allow married clergy, birth control and gay rights. That … Continue reading

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Our Moral Choice

“Among health care economists, the consumer’s free choice of any insurance plan (where they cannot be turned away), and the resulting competition among the insurers, is one of the most admired features of the German system. ‘Americans tend to think … Continue reading

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More On What’s New?

So we begin by agreeing on some philosophy, and eliminating the extremes. The extremes are at one end, over-planning, which equates with socialism, and under-planning, which equates with unchecked capitalism. Our goal is a sustainable society, based on a healthy … Continue reading

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What’s New, really?

I write this week of three things that have little to do with me, though, perhaps they might a little. I am considering the last two cover stories of Time Magazine, the arbiter of our nation’s news priorities. First, the … Continue reading

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Upward Redistribution

For me, this is a good summary, and it illustrates a few simple facts I have long been saying are the root cause of our problems; the rich have all the money. If wages had not stopped going up in … Continue reading

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