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  • The Economic Delusions of the Political Class(Spending=growth=deficit reduction)

    08/17/2011 7:35:53 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 7 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | August 16, 2011 | William L. Anderson
    The New York Times recently ran an "analysis" article entitled, "Debt Problem's Sure Cure: Economic Growth." This is something that falls into the category of "Gee, why didn't I think of that?" All you need is growth, so let's go get us some growth! That will take care of everything! Journalist Catherine Rampell asserts, There is, in theory, a happy solution to our debt troubles. It's called economic growth. No need to raise taxes or cut programs. Just get the economy growing the way it used to. Rampell admits that this is a dicey proposition. She holds to the belief...
  • Angry Keynesian: Krugman Threatens to 'Punch' Detractors 'In the Kisser' [ROTFLMAO!!!]

    07/02/2010 11:51:21 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 07/02/10 | Jeff Poor
    Paul Krugman is known for throwing a bomb or two from his platform in the New York Times, but it's really tough to take him for a violent fellow. In his July 2 blog post, "I'm Gonna Haul Out The Next Guy Who Calls Me ‘Crude' And Punch Him In the Kisser," Krugman lamented criticism of his support for more stimulus spending. A July 1 editorial in The Economist noted that the economy needs more private spending, not more government spending. "Mr Krugman's crude Keynesianism underplays the link between firms' and households' behaviour and their expectations of future tax and...
  • Mortal after all: Spill exposes truth about O

    06/19/2010 2:48:54 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies · 775+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 19, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    The BP spill won't destroy Barack Obama's presi dency. It won't even signifi cantly dent his standing in polls, if current trends hold. But it should mark the end of a period of unbridled liberal presumption that began with his rise in 2007. In his new book, "The Icarus Syndrome," Peter Beinart writes of "hubris bubbles" that infect American foreign policy after successes. In the domestic arena, liberalism has been riding its most expansive hubris bubble since Lyndon Johnson modestly declared on the cusp of the Great Society, "These are the most hopeful times since Christ was born." Those millennial...
  • Dean's Distortions (Howard Dean: The Gift That Just Keeps Right On Giving...!)

    08/18/2005 12:26:03 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 11 replies · 777+ views ^ | 8/18/2005 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- Dr. Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, arrived at CBS's Washington studios Sunday with one unusual talking point for his "Face the Nation" interview clearly in mind. He claimed Iraqi women were better off under Saddam Hussein's barbarous regime than they are likely to be under the nascent democracy. In fact, he said it three times. "That's a terrible thing to say," one old-line Democratic loyalist told me. "But what are we going to do about him? We're stuck with him." The answer by this Democrat and many others is to ignore him, which is not...
  • This Picture Just In: Bush Dumps Cheney for Giuliani! (barf alert)

    05/14/2004 1:22:55 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 45 replies · 182+ views
    Mall Miller Online ^ | May 12, 2004 | Matt Miller
    THIS PICTURE JUST IN: BUSH DUMPS CHENEY FOR GIULIANI! by Matt Miller May 12th, 2004 The photos from Abu Ghraib are horrific, no question, but there's an even scarier picture that my wife and I have started obsessing over in recent days. The real issue isn't whether Bush will dump Rumsfeld. It's Bush's secret plan to dump Dick Cheney. Here's how we see it. The conventional wisdom at this point is that Cheney is on the ticket. Sure, there was that flap a few months back about whether Bush would dump him, but this notion was shot down repeatedly by...
  • Second Day of Snow Pummels Region, Setting Records

    12/07/2003 4:42:29 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 1 replies · 231+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 7, 2003 | Robert D. McFadden
    The finale of a powerful two-day storm roared across the New York metropolitan area and played out over the Northeast yesterday, burying parts of the region in more than a foot of snow that set a record, slowed travel, challenged Christmas shoppers and transformed the landscape into vistas as uncluttered as early maps of America. The marathon snowstorm, a 450-mile-wide galaxy swirling counterclockwise on the satellite pictures and a thing of awesome beauty on the ground, was the biggest on record for early December in New York, and it packed the wallop of heavy-duty winter blows more typical of January...